I earned a PhD from Western University (2017) and worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Queen’s University (2017-2019), the University of Exeter (2019-2021), the University of Saskatchewan (2021), and the University of Waterloo (2022). At Queen's I worked with Dr. Heather Castleden on the CIHR-funded Achieving Strength, Health and Autonomy, through Renewable Energy Development for the Future (A SHARED Future) program. In Saskatchewan, I was part of the SSHRC-funded Community Appropriate Sustainable Energy Security (CASES) initiative with Dr. Greg Poelzer and Dr. Bram Noble. During my time in the United Kingdom, I worked with Dr. Patrick Devine-Wright studying user engagement and public participation through the development of Smart Local Energy Systems. At Waterloo, I was awarded an AMTD Global Talent Fellowship to work with Dr. Ian Rowlands and study issues of justice and equity through the development of Smart Grid projects in Canada.
Through all of this work, I have used a combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches, spurring a keen interest in the ways we think about and practice mixed methods.
Chad Walker, Stacia Ryder, JP Roux, Patrick Devine-Wright, Zoe Chateau
Majia Nadesan, Martin Pasqualetti, Jennifer Keahey, chapter 34, 1st , Elsevier
Chad Walker, Greg Poelzer, Renata Leonhardt, Bram Noble, Christina Hoicka
Energy Research and Social Science, vol. 92(102797), 2022, pp. 1-13
Smart, Local, & Integrated Community Energy Research Project. Our goal is to advance our social scientific understandings of smart and local energy transitions in Canada.
UK-based academic consortium aimed at understanding the challenges and opportunities within Smart Local Energy Systems. Supported through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
The CASES Partnership is a research initiative involving 15 northern and Indigenous communities and public and private sector project partners from Canada, Alaska, Sweden, and Norway. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
Dr. Chad Walker
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