My name is Dr Leslie Mabon, and I am Senior Lecturer and Research Lead in Applied Social Studies at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. I’ve been working in Aberdeen since March 2014, and prior to that was a research associate at the University of Edinburgh. My research is centered around the social dimensions of energy and environmental change, with a particular interest in some of the less ethically ‘clear-cut’ aspects of climate change mitigation and adaptation.
The aim of this blog is not (initially at least) to give detailed and in-depth comment on energy issues – heck, it takes me enough time to write papers for peer-reviewed journals as it is – but rather to periodically flag up things I think are interesting or worth exploring further. I will as far as possible try to refrain from ‘promoting’ my own work – although I seem to have broken that already with my first post.
This blog will be quite closely focused on my research area, however as seems to be the norm for academics on social media I do feel compelled to tell you I have a life away from my research – which you can read about here should you be interested.