Christina Demski is a reader at the University of Bath. She is a Deputy Director of CAST and responsible for Theme 1 (visioning) of the research programme. She also co-leads impact work as part of theme 4. She recently completed a secondment as Net Zero Public Engagement Advisor with the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Her 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 University of Bath profile, please see here. List of publications available here.