I stopped flying for leisure purposes over 2.5 years ago as the reality of the rapidly diminishing carbon space became clearer to me. As a result I took a fascinating slow travel (three days each way) land and sea trip to eastern Greece instead. I made my last professional flight 18 months ago.
Working in international development my life has necessarily involved flying, as my core research area has been in East Africa. I am therefore now shifting my research focus to the social dynamics of achieving the energy transition in the UK.
My research in the international development field has been primarily on the ways low income people in developing countries manage their money, and how to provide them with effective financial services. This has mainly involved understanding the socio-economic and cultural dimensions of their money management strategies.