Carly McLachlan - Lecturer
Carly McLachlan is an SCI Research Fellow and Lecturer in climate change, sustainability and project management within the School of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. She is associate director of Tyndall Manchester and responsible for the Energy Programme within the national Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Her research interests focus on how stakeholders, including publics, engage with energy and sustainability issues. Carly's previous research projects, completed as part of Tyndall’s interdisciplinary team, have covered a range of topics including: stakeholder engagement with integrated climate change models, stakeholder assessments of carbon capture and storage and an assessment UK tidal energy policy.
Currently, Carly is leading a work package within the Sustainable Consumption Institute’s Theme 3 flagship project, developing stakeholder engagement around mitigation and adaptation scenarios for food systems. Her PhD research centred on two detailed case studies of renewable energy developments and considered: the competing symbolic interpretations made of the developments and the place in which they were situated; the interaction of lay and expert knowledge; and the impact of the process of consultation on attitudes to the developments. Whilst seeking to integrate interdisciplinary insights, Carly's Science and Technology Studies perspective frames her consideration of the meanings associated with different energy and environment related behaviours and attitudes.
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