Dr. Michael Peters

Snr. Researcher

Michael joined RESOLVE in May 2006 as Senior Research Fellow. Over the five years of RESOLVE he coordinated research on environmental education and community engagement in low carbon social change initiatives. In November 2011 Michael was appointed to a temporary lectureship in CES which currently runs until September 2012. Prior to joining CES Michael worked as a Senior Research Associate in the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE) at the University of East Anglia. Michael has presented his work on community engagement in climate change widely at national and international conferences. In 2009 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Michael is lead editor of the recently published volume ‘Low Carbon Communities: Imaginative Approaches to Combating Climate Change Locally’ (published by Edward Elgar Ltd., co-editors: Dr Shane Fudge and Prof. Tim Jackson).

Michael is experienced in the use of stakeholder research techniques including focus groups and in-depth and semi-structured interviews. He holds a BSc in Rural Environment Studies from London University, Wye College (1997) and PhD from the University of East Anglia (2001) on the environmental and waste performance of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).