About Janet Stephenson

Dr Janet Stephenson is a social scientist and Director of the Centre for Sustainability at the University of Otago.

Energy Cultures research impacts international energy security

Multidisciplinary research on energy is a hot topic internationally.  I’ve recently returned from a trip overseas to give presentations and work with other research teams in England, Ireland, Germany and Norway, and I spoke with a number of research groups where they have recently started to work collaboratively across disciplines.  They have huge interest in

Why do research on energy use?

Energy makes everything happen. Without electricity and other fuels, the economy wouldn’t produce goods and services, freight and people would stay in one place, and homes would be cold and dark.