SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLES RESEARCH
For more than a decade, Prof Tim Jackson and his team have been at the forefront of research on the relationship between consumption, lifestyle and sustainability. From 2003-2005 Tim held the ESRC research fellowship Towards a Social Psychology of Sustainable Consumption.
In 2006 he founded the Research Group on Lifestyles, Values and the Environment (RESOLVE), based at the University of Surrey. This novel, cross-disciplinary research collaboration was funded by the ESRC for almost six years. RESOLVE achieved international acclaim as a pioneer of research on sustainability lifestyles.
Since 2010, Tim has been leading the Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group (SLRG), again hosted by the University of Surrey and funded by the Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), ESRC and the Scottish Government.
Prof Jackson is currently working to synthesise the extensive body of research accumulated over the last twelve years. As part of his ESRC PASSAGE fellowship he aims to publish an edited collection of academic essays on sustainable lifestyles and a shorter more accessible synthesis on the foundations for sustainable living.