Enhancing the Visibility and Impact of the Social Sciences in Solving Environmental Problems

Lessons from the ACCESS Project
Apr 17, 2023, 12:15 pm1:15 pm
300 Wallace Hall
In-person attendance for Princeton University ID holders and invited guests; Livestream open to the public on MediaCentral.



Event Description

University cardholders are invited to join us in person in Wallace 300 over lunch to watch the Zoom webinar. The speaker will be joining us remotely over Zoom. If you prefer to watch remotely, please sign up directly for the Zoom link.

Professor Patrick Devine-Wright’s expertise spans human geography and environmental psychology with a primary interest in the social acceptance of energy infrastructures, community engagement and place attachment. He is Director of the ESRC-funded ACCESS (Advancing Capacity for Climate and Environment Social Science) leadership team for Environmental Social Science, and leads several research projects funded by UK academic funding organisations. He is a highly cited social science researcher (Web of Science, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022), an IPCC Lead Author in Working Group 3, and Chair of the Devon Net Zero Task Force. He received a Distinguished Visiting Scientist award from CSIRO, Australia (2012-2013) and is Adjunct Professor in Geography, Trinity College Dublin. He is a board member of several academic journals, including Global Environmental Change, Energy Research and Social Science, and the Journal of Environmental Psychology; has acted as an advisor to the UK government, and has collaborated with energy companies and community energy initiatives in the UK and Ireland.

  • Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment
  • High Meadows Environmental Institute
  • Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
  • Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science and Public Policy