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Research Associate, Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester

Bruno Turnheim is a researcher with CIED, a Research Associate at the Sustainable Consumption Institute (University of Manchester), a Research Associate at King’s College London, and Associate Faculty at the Science Policy Research Unit (University of Sussex). He holds a PhD from SPRU (University of Sussex). Within CIED he is carrying out a comparative study of the development and deployment of modern tramways and light rail systems in France and in the UK (1980-present) as part of a project that aims to learn about diffusion from experiences in other countries. This comparison of very different developmental trajectories offers significant opportunities to better understand transitions related to infrastructure. His research focuses on various aspects related to sustainability transitions, including questions of governance, the influence of normative problems, the destabilisation of existing regimes, the role of innovation and experimentation, and conceptual integration of research approaches. He has taken an active part in EU-funded projects including DESTABLE, GREEN.EU, and PATHWAYS. His empirical research interests span historical, current and prospective transitions in the energy, mobility, and agri-food domains.