Project Director: Aimee Ambrose
Project Duration: 2020-2021
The High Consumers project is focused on a poorly understood and under researched group of households - those households that consume energy, food and transport in large quantities relative to average households. The project aims are to consider the existing evidence in relation to high consumers and to plan an international research collaboration seeking to explore, through qualitative and quantitative methods, the extent and nature of this group.
The project has drawn on funding from Sheffield Hallam University to:
- Produce a rapid review of the academic literature.
- Hold a professionally facilitated workshop that brings together leading researchers in the broad field of sustainable consumption, including those with specialisms related to energy, food and transport consumption dynamics.
The outcomes of the literature review and workshop will act as the building blocks for a multi-institution grant application, led by researchers from Sheffield Hallam.
The literature review (PDF, 448.7KB) is now available alongside a recorded presentation (PDF, 669.2KB) by the review’s author, Álvaro Castaño García, made to the workshop in September 2020.
The project team also includes Anna Hawkins and Álvaro Castaño García (Sheffield Hallam University).