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Ms Caroline Bird

Ms Caroline Bird

Ms Caroline Bird
BSc, MSc, PGCert

Research Associate

Office Room 3.37 Merchant Venturers Building
Merchant Venturers Building,
Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UB
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Research summary

Over the past few years my research has focussed on grassroots and collaborative activity in response to issues of environmental sustainability, particularly at the city scale.  

Currently, I am working with colleagues in Computer Science to explore how household energy management can be supported through peer-to-peer trading platforms and automated demand shifting services to reduce peak loads.

Previously, I have been exploring the role of informal governance in the context of a wider approach to city leadership by non-state actors in Promoting ‘informal governance’ as a leadership asset: A case study of Bristol Pound

During Bristol’s year as European ...

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Biography

Since 2012, Caroline has been working on a semi-freelance, part-time basis as a researcher in various schools and faculties across the University of Bristol, building a portfolio of experience and knowledge based on core social sciences expertise. Her work is interdisciplinary, collaborative and outward facing; working with social enterprises, community groups and local government within and beyond the city of Bristol to explore different facets of urban sustainability.

From 2009-2012, she worked as a Research Fellow in the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments at the University of the West of England, bringing together academics and practitioners in planning ...

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Recent publications

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