Christina Demski is a lecturer at Cardiff University. She is an Associate Director of CAST and responsible for Theme 1 (visioning) of the research programme. She is also co-leading several projects within theme 1 (projects 1.1, 1.2 and 1.4) and theme 4 (project 4.2).


Christina Demski’s research explores issues within risk perception and communication, specifically public engagement with complex socio-technical and environmental issues (e.g. climate change, energy transitions). She has a background in environmental psychology but her work is shaped by a strong interdisciplinary perspective and the utilisation of mixed-methods. Her research has been funded by the EPSRC, ESRC, NERC, and Leverhulme Trust. Christina Demski is a core member of the UK Energy Research Centre and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.


Her most recent work covers public values and acceptability of whole energy system transformations, including framing and decision- making with regards to energy futures, perceptions of costs associated with energy transitions, and the role responsibility and trust play in informing public acceptance. She also has a complementary strand of research on public perceptions of climate change and low-carbon futures, for example investigating what role flooding experiences play for engagement with climate change and framing climate communication messages.


For her Cardiff University profile, please see here.