Biography

I am an environmental social scientist and environmental geographer, specialising in interdisciplinary, theoretically informed, policy-relevant research at the interface between environmental science, geography, science and technology studies, and risk research. I joined UEA in January 2009, having previously spent five years as Lecturer in Environment and Society at the University of Birmingham directly after completing an ESRC/NERC funded PhD in 2003 at the Department of Geography, University College London.   A key focus of my work centres on participatory research, assessment and decision-making in the context of sustainability, energy, waste and emerging technologies (including biotechnology and nanotechnology). This has involved: (i) developing innovative ‘analytic-deliberative’ approaches to participatory appraisal that link formal technology/risk assessment and multi-criteria techniques with deliberative approaches to public and stakeholder engagement, in research funded by CoRWM, Defra, the Environment Agency, Natural England, and UNEP; (ii) developing and applying frameworks for evaluating the effectiveness of participatory processes and outcomes in research for ESRC/NERC, Sciencewise, and Research Councils UK; and (iii) initiating critical studies of participation in science and the environment, which has developed out of my in-depth research into public engagement experts - the first study of its type, in the UK context at least, to examine these social scientists and other participatory practitioners operating at the science-policy interface - and is being taken forward through an ESRC Seminar Series that I am leading in 2009-2010 (see http://www.uea.ac.uk/env/esrcsems). These main strands of research link with my work on corporate governance and decision making for sustainability, including work funded by Defra and HARC, and research into public understandings and responses to environmental risk, including the supervision of a doctoral research project on natural hazards.   In relation to these areas of research and practice I have taken up advisory roles for Defra, the Environment Agency, InterAct, and was appointed as a member of the Royal Society Kohn Award for Excellence in Engaging the Public with Science Panel in 2008.  I was awarded the Jackson Environment Institute Award for research excellence in 1998 and the Mitchell International Young Scholar Award in Sustainable Development in 2001. 

PhD Positions

Click here for current PhD opportunities in the School of Environmental Sciences. However, feel free to email me to discuss projects outside these areas and alternative sources of funding.

 

 

All Publications

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Chilvers, J., Foxon, T. J., Galloway, S., Hammond, G. P., Infield, D., Leach, M., Pearson, P. J., Strachan, N., Strbac, G., Thomson, M.

(2017)

Realising transition pathways for a more electric, low-carbon energy system in the United Kingdom: Challenges, insights and opportunities,

in Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy

231

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pp. 440-477

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Buckley, P. J., Pinnegar, J. K., Painting, S. J., Terry, G., Chilvers, J., Lorenzoni, I., Gelcich, S., Duarte, C. M.

(2017)

Ten thousand voices on marine climate change in Europe: different perceptions among demographic groups and nationalities,

in Frontiers in Marine Science

4

article no. 206

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Chilvers, J.

(2017)

Expertise, professionalization, and reflexivity in mediating public participation: Perspectives from STS and British science and democracy,

in The Professionalization of Public Participation.

Taylor and Francis Inc.

pp. 115-138

ISBN 9781138638112

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Bellamy, R., Chilvers, J., Vaughan, N.

(2016)

Deliberative Mapping of options for tackling climate change: Citizens and specialists 'open up' appraisal of geoengineering,

in Public Understanding of Science

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(3)

pp. 269-286

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Chilvers, J., Kearnes, M.

(2016)

Remaking Participation: Science, Environment and Emergent Publics,

Routledge

ISBN 9780415857406, 0415857406

UEA Repository

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Chilvers, J., Kearnes, M.

(2016)

Science, democracy and emergent publics,

in Remaking Participation : Science, Environment and Emergent Publics.

Routledge

pp. 1-28

ISBN 9780415857406

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Chilvers, J., Longhurst, N.

(2016)

Participation in Transition(s): Reconceiving Public Engagements in Energy Transitions as Co-Produced, Emergent and Diverse,

in Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning

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(5)

pp. 585-607

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Chilvers, J., Kearnes, M.

(2016)

Participation in the making: Rethinking public engagement in co-productionist terms,

in Remaking Participation : Science, Environment and Emergent Publics.

Routledge

pp. 31-63

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Chilvers, J., Kearnes, M.

(2016)

Remaking participation: Towards reflexive engagement,

in Remaking Participation : Science, Environment and Emergent Publics.

pp. 261-288

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Higginson, S., McKenna, E., Hargreaves, T., Chilvers, J., Thomson, M.

(2015)

Diagramming social practice theory: An interdisciplinary experiment exploring practices as networks,

in Indoor and Built Environment

24

(7)

pp. 950-969

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Loevbrand, E., Beck, S., Chilvers, J., Forsyth, T., Hedren, J., Hulme, M., Lidskog, R., Vasileiadou, E.

(2015)

Who speaks for the future of Earth? How critical social science can extend the conversation on the Anthropocene,

in Global Environmental Change

32

pp. 211-218

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Pallett, H., Chilvers, J.

(2015)

Organizations in the making: Learning and intervening at the science-policy interface,

in Progress in Human Geography

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(2)

pp. 146-166

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Hargreaves, N., Chilvers, J., Hargreaves, T.

(2015)

"What's the meaning of 'smart'? A study of smart grids": Sociotechnical Report,

School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia

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Rozema, J., Cashmore, M., Bond, A., Chilvers, J.

(2015)

Respatialization and local protest strategy formation: Investigating high-speed rail megaproject development in the UK,

in Geoforum

59

pp. 98–108

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Chilvers, J., Lorenzoni, I., Terry, G., Buckley, P., Pinnegar, J. K., Gelcich, S.

(2014)

Public engagement with marine climate change issues: (Re)framings, understandings and responses,

in Global Environmental Change

29

pp. 165-179

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Macnaghten, P., Owen, R., Stilgoe, J., Wynne, B., Azevedo, A., De Campos, A., Chilvers, J., Dagnino, R., Di Giulio, G., Frow, E., Garvey, B., Groves, C., Hartley, S., Knobel, M., Kobayashi, E., Lehtonen, M., Lezaun, J., Mello, L., Monteiro, M., Pamplona Da Costa, J., Rigolin, C., Rondani, B., Staykova, M., Taddei, R., Till, C., Tyfield, D., Wilford, S., Velho, L.

(2014)

Responsible innovation across borders: tensions, paradoxes and possibilities,

in Journal of Responsible Innovation

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(2)

pp. 191-199

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Macnaghten, P., Chilvers, J.

(2014)

The future of science governance: Publics, policies, practices,

in Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy

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(3)

pp. 530-548

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Parker, M., Acland, A., Armstrong, H. J., Bellingham, J. R., Bland, J., Bodmer, H. C., Burall, S., Castell, S., Chilvers, J., Cleevely, D. D., Cope, D., Costanzo, L., Dolan, J. A., Doubleday, R., Feng, W. Y., Godfray, H. C. J., Good, D. A., Grant, J., Green, N., Groen, A. J., Guilliams, T. T., Gupta, S., Hall, A. C., Heathfield, A., Hotopp, U., Kass, G., Leeder, T., Lickorish, F. A., Lueshi, L. M., Magee, C., Mata, T., Mcbride, T., Mccarthy, N., Mercer, A., Neilson, R., Ouchikh, J., Oughton, E. J., Oxenham, D., Pallett, H., Palmer, J., Patmore, J., Petts, J., Pinkerton, J., Ploszek, R., Pratt, A., Rocks, S. A., Stansfield, N., Surkovic, E., Tyler, C. P., Watkinson, A. R., Wentworth, J., Willis, R., Wollner, P. K. A., Worts, K., Sutherland, W. J., Bornmann, L. (ed.)

(2014)

Identifying the science and technology dimensions of emerging public policy issues through horizon scanning,

in PLoS ONE

9

(5)

article no. e96480

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Beck, S., Borie, M., Chilvers, J., Esguerra, A., Heubach, K., Hulme, M., Lidskog, R., Lövbrand, E., Marquard, E., Miller, C., Nadim, T., Neßhöver, C., Settele, J., Turnhout, E., Vasileiadou, E., Görg, C.

(2014)

Towards a reflexive turn in the governance of global environmental expertise the cases of the IPCC and the IPBES,

in Gaia

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(2)

pp. 80-87

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Gelcich, S., Buckley, P., Pinnegar, J. K., Chilvers, J., Lorenzoni, I., Terry, G., Guerrero, M., Castilla, J. C., Valdebenito, A., Duarte, C. M.

(2014)

Public awareness, concerns, and priorities about anthropogenic impacts on marine environments,

in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)

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pp. 15042–15047

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Key Research Interests

Governance of environmental risk, science and technology; environmental decision making; deliberative and participatory practices, including methodologies, evaluation and critical studies; studies of the science-policy-society interface; public understandings and responses to science and environmental change.


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Key Responsibilities

  • Chair, PGT Committee