Carly McLachlan is the Deputy Director of Tyndall Manchester and is a Lecturer in Climate Change and Project Management at the University of Manchester. Her research interests focus on how stakeholders, including publics, engage with energy and sustainability issues. In terms of marine energy, Carly is interested in researching: the competing symbolic interpretations made of the developments and the place in which they were situated; the interaction of lay and expert knowledge; and the impact of the process of consultation on attitudes to the developments. Whilst seeking to integrate interdisciplinary insights, Carly’s Science and Technology Studies perspective frames her consideration of the meanings associated with different energy issues.
Future research interests:
- Symbolic interpretations made of developments in different regions and countries
- Mapping the use of ‘experts’ and ‘expertise’ in assessing the desirability of developments
- Analysing consultation processes from different stakeholder perspectives
- Analysing how views of marine energy interplay with other economic, energy and environmental priorities at policy, organisational and individual levels