Section: Staff Profiles
Fraser is Research Fellow on the University of Edinburgh ‘Engagement, Interaction & Influence’ project that is part of the Sustainable Practices Research Group (SPRG). This is a research and engagement project, this aims to further understanding of the relationship between social science, politics and policy in relation to behaviour, environment and sustainable consumption. His PhD thesis 'Scotland's Rubbish: Domestic Recycling, Policy and Practice in Everyday Life', examined the relationship people have with rubbish in everyday life, focusing on domestic recycling policy and practice. His research interests reside in and around environmental sociology, with a particular interest in waste and consumption practices and how society can move toward a more sustainable future by exploring innovatively how macro, meso and micro processes intersect in society and impact people in everyday situations.
(2012) Review of: Wasted World. How Our Consumption Challenges the Planet by Rob Hengeveld (2012). Chicago: Chicago University Press. In Times Higher Education. 19th April 2012. A link to the article can be found HERE.
(2010) Caring in Scotland: Analysis of Existing Data Sources on Unpaid Carers in Scotland (with Euan Patterson). Scottish Government Social Research (Health and Community Care), Web Publication. Edinburgh. ISBN 978 0 7559 9493-9. A short summary of the main research findings can be found HERE.
(2010) Review of: The International Handbook of Environmental Sociology (Second Edition) by Michael R Redclift and Graham Woodgate (Eds.). Edward Elgar. In Network. Issue 106. Winter 2010
(2010) Review of: Environment and Society: Sustainability, Policy and the Citizen by Stewart Barr (2008) Aldershot, Ashgate. In Society & Natural Resources. Vol. 23, No. 11.
(2009) Review of: The geographies of garbage governance: interventions, interactions and outcomes by Anna R. Davies (2008). Aldershot, Ashgate. In 'Book Reviews', Environmental Politics. Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 141-162
(2011) Weaving Webs of Knowledge: Mixed Methods and the Sociology of Everyday Life. British Sociological Association 60th Anniversary Annual Conference. April 2011, London, UK.
(2010) Scotland's Rubbish: Sustainability & Values in (Post)-Industrial Society. RC24 International Symposium of Environmental Sociology & Sustainable Development at the XVII International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology. Gothenburg, Sweden.
(2010) Understanding Scotland's Rubbish: The Case for Methodological Innovation? British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2010, Glasgow, UK.
(2010) Social Practices in (Post)-Industrial Society: The Case of Household Waste and Its Disposal. New Directions in Sociological Research. The University of Edinburgh, UK.
(2009) Closing the Loop: Exploring the Sociological Aspects of Waste & Recycling in Industrial Society. New Directions in Sociological Research. The University of Edinburgh, UK.
(2008) Researching the Environment: A Critical Appraisal of Ecological Modernisation Theory. New Directions in Sociological Research. The University of Edinburgh, UK
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