Simon Shackley

  • Reader and Director of Postgraduate Teaching in the School of GeoSciences - University of Edinburgh

Research interests

My main interests are in policy on decarbonisation options and understanding:

  • stakeholder and public perceptions and attitudes (and what explains these using ideas from the social sciences)
  • thinking through the implications of public perceptions for project design, implementation and communication
  • understanding the dynamics of public policy decision-making in public sectors regarding decarbonisation optoins (and using social science ideas to better understand such dynamics)
  • My main empirical research areas are CO2 capture and storage (power plants and industrial facilities), bioenergy, biochar and geothermal heat extraction.