Richard’s PhD research focuses on the role that a community approach may play in facilitating efforts to tackle climate change. It aims to investigate the impacts and effects of using community as a means of engaging people with climate change as an issue.
This 3-year research project studies the diffusion of community energy projects in the UK, such as cooperatively-owned windfarms, behaviour change initiatives and solar clubs.
This project studies the growth and diffusion of complementary currencies (new forms of money) around the world, and aims to better understand how to harness them to contribute to sustainable development
This project examines inclusive innovation and the present-day programmes and social movements which promote it.
This project examined how social experiments with alternative technologies – organic food, eco-housing and wind energy – have attained wider influence.