Senior Lecturer, Human Geography, University of Manchester
Dr Alison Browne's research primarily focuses on the social, performative and material dynamics of everyday life related to water, sanitation, waste, energy, and the water-energy-food nexus. In a mixed methodological and transdisciplinary way she play with ideas of how such practices come to be disrupted, changed and governed. This includes a focus on everyday life and infrastructure and materiality, but how the practices of professionals shape the emergence, and governance, of everyday practices. She engages with a range of theories from social practices, feminist and everyday geographies, political ecology, material culture, and work on sustainable cities, intervention and (urban) experimentation. Her work spans discussions of the transitions in everyday practices and sustainability in the UK & Europe, China, Australia, India, Malawi; and she works in close partnership with government, industry and charity stakeholders to use social science theory and methods to create more just and sustainable futures.