Web Access Research Portal

Researcher: Lovell, HC (Professor Heather Lovell)

Fields of Research

Sociology and social studies of science and technology
Human geography
Environment policy
Environmental sociology
Australian government and politics
Architectural science and technology
Public administration
Environment and resource economics
Environmental politics
Public policy
Urban sociology and community studies
Energy generation, conversion and storage (excl. chemical and electrical)
Land use and environmental planning
Marketing communications
Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Electrical engineering
Research, science and technology policy
Rural and regional geography
Rural sociology
Accounting theory and standards
Industry economics and industrial organisation
Social change
Transport planning
Comparative government and politics
Innovation management
Fermentation
Consumer-oriented product or service development
Urban policy
Urban geography
Other built environment and design

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in human society
Smart grids
Energy services and utilities
Public services policy advice and analysis
Residential construction processes
Technological and organisational innovation
Hydrogen production from renewable energy
Renewable energy
Residential energy efficiency
Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Hydrogen-based energy systems
Residential construction design
Public sector productivity
Urban planning
Wholesale and retail trade
Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Sustainability indicators
Energy systems and analysis
Energy storage, distribution and supply
Environmentally sustainable information and communication services
Energy storage (excl. hydrogen and batteries)
Other education and training
Road public transport
Industry policy
Industrial organisations
Industrial construction planning
Environmentally sustainable energy activities
Institutional arrangements
Market-based mechanisms

Career Best Publications

Carbon offsetting: Sustaining consumption?; Environment and Planning A: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
Converging agendas? Energy and climate change policies in the UK; Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy
The Making of Low Carbon Economies; Routledge

Research Publications

Agencement in housing markets: The case of the UK construction industry; Geoforum
A bio-hygrothermal mould growth analysis of typical Australian residential wall systems; The 54th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA)
A systematic literature review of societal acceptance and stakeholders’ perception of hydrogen technologies; International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Accounting for Carbon
Accounting for Carbon: The Role of Accounting Professional Organisations in Governing Climate Change; The New Carbon Economy: Constitution, Governance and Contestation
Accounting for Carbon: The Role of Accounting Professional Organisations in Governing Climate Change; Antipode: a radical journal of geography
Allometric equations and timber markets: an important forerunner of REDD+?; The Politics of Carbon Markets
Are condensation and mould problems in Australian homes arising from the Australian building regulations?; Building Physics Forum Conference
Are policy failures mobile? An investigation of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure Program in the State of Victoria, Australia; Environment and Planning A
As frames collide: Making sense of carbon accounting; Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
Beyond the carbon economy: energy law in transition
Briefing Paper: Exploring Renewable Hydrogen for Tasmania
Carbon accounting and the construction of competence; Journal of Cleaner Production
Carbon offsetting: Sustaining consumption?; Environment and Planning A: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
Carbon Standards and non nation-state actors; Exploration & Production. The Oil and Gas Review
Climate Change and the Professions: the unexpected places and spaces of carbon markets; Transactions - Institute of British Geographers
Climate change, markets and standards: the case of financial accounting; Economy and Society
Communicating the Needs of Climate Change Policy Makers to Scientists; Human and Social Dimensions of Climate Change
Community perceptions of REDD+: a case study from Papua New Guinea; Climate Policy
CONSORT Bruny Island Battery Trial: Project Final Report - Project Results and Lessons Learnt
CONSORT Bruny Island Battery Trial: Project Final Report - Social Science
Converging agendas? Energy and climate change policies in the UK; Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy
Discourse and innovation journeys: the case of low energy housing in the UK; Technology Analysis and Strategic Management
Eco-communities; International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home
Energy feedback: Place, Policy and Mobility; Energy Feedback Symposium
Energy Productivity: A Review of Scottish Government Activities and International Practices
Evolution of policy and practice in low-energy housing; Housing, the Environment and our Changing Climate
Exploring the role of materials in policy change: innovation in low-energy housing in the UK; Environment and Planning A: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
Framing sustainable housing as a solution to climate change; Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning
Frustration, confusion and excitement: mixed emotional responses to new household solar-battery systems in Australia; Energy Research and Social Science
Governing the carbon offset market; Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
How do meters mediate? Energy meters, boundary objects and household transitions in Australia and the United Kingdom; Energy Research & Social Science
Influencing household energy practices: a critical review of UK smart metering standards and commercial feedback devices; Technology Analysis & Strategic Management
Institutional Memory as Storytelling: How Networked Government Remembers; Cambridge University Press
Low-carbon economies; Research Handbook on Climate Governance
Measuring Forest Carbon; Governing the Climate: New approaches to rationality, power and politics
Mobile markets for meters: the connections between new electricity metering markets in New Zealand and Australia; Markets in Their Place : Context, Culture, Finance
Mobile policies and policy streams: the case of smart metering policy in Australia; Geoforum
Network congestion management: experiences from Bruny Island using residential batteries; IEEE Power & Energy Magazine
New district heating in Edinburgh and Glasgow: origins and outcomes; Energy Vulnerabilities
Policy failure mobilities; Progress in Human Geography
Policy mobilities: the case of smart meters in Australia; Institute of Australian Geographers Annual Conference
Putting carbon markets into practice: a case study of financial accounting in Europe; Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy
Rural laboratories and experiment at the fringes: case study of a smart grid on Bruny Island, Australia; Energy Research & Social Science
Salmon, sensors, and translation: The agency of Big Data in environmental governance; Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
Scarce data: off-grid households in Australia; Energy Policy
Sensing reality? New monitoring technologies for global sustainability standards; Global environmental politics
Singular memory or institutional memories? toward a dynamic approach; Governance
Smart grid knowledges and the state; Area
Supply and Demand for Low Energy Housing in the UK: Insights from a Science and Technology Studies Approach; Housing Studies
Sustainable Urban Energy Policy: Heat and the City; Routledge
Tariff Trial Survey Design
Tasmania's Renewable Energy Future - Submission to the Draft Tasmanian Renewable Energy Action Plan to the Tasmanian State Government
TasNetworks Tariff Trial Method Review – Phase One
TasNetworks Tariff Trial Recruitment Strategies Review
The absences in climate’s human geographies; Dialogues in Human Geography
The changing narratives of district heating in the UK: a case study of the city of Edinburgh; Royal Geographical Society-IBG Annual International Conference 2014
The emergence, articulation and negotiation of a new food industry initiative in rural Australia: Boundary object, organisation or Triple Helix model?; Sociologia Ruralis
The governance of innovation in socio-technical systems: The difficulties of strategic niche management in practice; Science and Public Policy
The IDEAL household energy dataset, electricity, gas, contextual sensor data and survey data for 255 UK homes; Scientific Data
The making of a zero carbon home; Devices and Desires: the Cultural Politics of a Low Carbon Society
The making of low carbon economies; RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2014
The Making of Low Carbon Economies; Australasian Housing Researchers Conference
The Making of Low Carbon Economies; Routledge
The multiple communities of low carbon transition: an assessment of communities involved in forest carbon measurement; Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability
The promise of smart grids; American Association of Geographers Annual Conference
The promise of smart grids; Local Environment: the international journal of justice and sustainability
The role of individuals in policy change: the case of UK low-energy housing; Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy
The role of International policy transfer within the multiple streams approach: the case of smart electricity metering in Australia; Public Administration
The role of non-nation-state actors and side events in the international climate negotiations; Climate Policy
Understanding carbon offset technologies; New Political Economy
What makes a zero carbon home zero carbon?; Narrative Policy Analysis: Cases in Decentred Policy
What we know about households who are already off-grid; Australian Utility Week Conference

Research Projects

Fermen Tasmania: tracking the initiation, uptake and implementation of a Tasmania food futures vision; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
AHURI Postgraduate Scholarship Top-up - Anthony Broese van Groenou; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
APR Internship - Anthony Broese van Groenou; Australian Institute of Mathematics & Science Pty Ltd (AMSI)
CONSORT: Consumer Energy Systems Providing Cost-Effective Grid Support; Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Decision making of Australian households at the end of their Solar Feed in Tariff; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Did Energy Market Reforms Promote Energy Security? A Global Empirical Assessment; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Remembering How to Lead: Building institutional memory of 'leadership learnings' in collaborative governance environments; The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)
Smart Grids, Messy Society? An evaluation of the implementation of smart grids in Australia; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Sustainable Retail Living Lab; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Sense-T Stage 2: Sensing Natural Capital - the role of environmental sensor data within new financial markets
Tariff Trial
Tariff Trial, Phase One

Research Candidate Supervision