Bryony Parrish

University of Sussex

Bryony is a PhD Researcher at SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit) at the University of Sussex. Her PhD research investigates UK residential user engagement with hybrid heat pumps and demand response, and considers how users learn about new energy technologies and the implications for decarbonisation. Social innovation in energy is relevant to her PhD research because part of user learning about new technologies might be the emergence of new practices, but it’s also a topic she is interested in learning about more broadly because she believes that technology alone won’t produce the transformation that’s required to address climate change. Within Energy-SHIFTS she has supported a workshop on social innovations for energy transitions (hosted by DRIFT with Energy Cities).