Senior Research Fellow, Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University
Dr Rosie Robison is a Senior Research Fellow in the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University. She has led the Consumption & Change research theme at the GSI since 2011. She draws primarily on social science approaches (psychology, science & technology studies, psychosocial studies, human geography), informed by her technical training in applied mathematics.
She is currently Work Package lead for, and part of the 3-person team coordinating, the €2m Horizon 2020 project SHAPE ENERGY - Social sciences & Humanities for Advancing Policy in European Energy. This Platform seeks to support better integration of energy-related social sciences and humanities into the policy process.
With a track record in digital sustainability and smart technologies, Rosie was Principal Investigator (2015-2017) of the £193k EPSRC Balance Network, exploring how digital technologies are changing how we live and work. She was also Co-Investigator (2013-2015) of the EPSRC Digital Epiphanies project, researching digital tools to increase reflection and help support self-directed changes in behaviour. She co-leads (with Chris Foulds) a research project on iMeasure – a web-based tool which allows householders to track their long-term energy use.
Rosie has a strong interest in science communication, and accessibility of research. Before joining Anglia Ruskin, Rosie was an EPSRC-funded fellow at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology where she focused on sustainable travel, and in particular electric vehicles. Rosie carried out her postgraduate (Masters and PhD) research in Applied Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, studying fluid dynamics (from Antarctic ice shelves to fuel-efficient aeroplanes). Whilst a PhD student, Rosie co-founded the Young Researchers in Mathematics conference.