In an earlier life, Kieron enjoyed a career as a software engineer specialising in real-time embedded systems, both in the UK and New Zealand, with most of this time spent in freelance or contract roles.
Following a long standing interest and having experienced a great many poorly designed homes, Kieron had a change of direction, and studied sustainable architecture at the Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth.
Broadly, Kieron’s research interests lie within sustainability in the built environment. This interest extends beyond energy efficient buildings to the infrastructure that lies between the buildings. To this he adds an interest in the public perception of science, technology and environmental risk and a concern for fairness and social justice.
Kieron’s PhD research explores perceptions of fairness in energy infrastructure by examining stakeholder perspectives of electricity transmission infrastructure planning. The research sits within the wider context of whole energy system change and within the local context of Anglesey as an emerging energy hub.
- MSc Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies (with distinction) - Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth / University of East London
- PgDip Computer Systems Engineering - University of Edinburgh
- BSc Biological Sciences (Botany Hons) - University of Edinburgh