Associate Professor Janet Stephenson

Director of Centre for Sustainability, University of Ontago

Associate Professor Janet Stephenson

Director of Centre for Sustainability, University of Ontago

Biography

Associate Professor Janet Stephenson is the Director of Centre for Sustainability, a flagship research centre of the University of Otago, New Zealand.  She is a social scientist with an interest in socio-technical transitions and societal responses to environmental challenges.  She was the science leader of the 7-year Energy Cultures research programme, which examined energy and mobility behaviour through a cultural lens. She is also a researcher in the GREEN Grid programme on the future of New Zealand’s electricity grid, leading the Otago University team which is examining the implications of changing consumer expectations and technology uptake.  She is also the Chair of the National Energy Research Institute.