Dr Rob Bellamy

Rob Bellamy

Rob Bellamy is a James Martin Research Fellow in the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) at the University of Oxford. He is also an Honorary Fellow in the Science, Society and Sustainability (3S) Research Group at the University of East Anglia. He is a human geographer of the environment, specialising in policy relevant and interdisciplinary research at the interface between environmental science and science and technology studies. He is particularly interested in issues of social appraisal, public participation, innovation governance and risk perception as they relate to tackling climate change and energy systems.

He is currently involved in research projects on public participation in UK energy futures, adaptation to climate change in Europe, policy designs for negative emissions technologies, and the socio-political acceptability of bio-energy with carbon capture and storage. He has previously been involved in projects on climate geoengineering assessment and governance. He is the convener for the MSc elective module “Tackling climate change: innovation, society and policy” in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford.

He has advised the UK Government Department for Energy and Climate Change on greenhouse gas removal technologies as part of their Global Calculator project, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on adaptation to climate change, and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development on climate geoengineering technologies. His work on geoengineering has been cited in the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.

Contact details

Email: rob.bellamy@insis.ox.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)1865 288787

Bellamy, R., Chilvers, J., Vaughan, N. and Lenton, T. (2013): ‘Opening up’ geoengineering appraisal: Multi-Criteria Mapping of options for tackling climate change. Global Environmental Change, 23, 926 – 937.

Bellamy, R., Chilvers, J., Vaughan, N. and Lenton, T. (2012): A review of climate geoengineering appraisals. WIREs Climate Change, 3, 597 – 615.

Bellamy, R. and Hulme, M. (2011): Beyond the tipping point: understanding perceptions of abrupt climate change and their implications. Weather, Climate and Society, 3, 48 – 60.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Bellamy, R. (2016): A sociotechnical framework for governing climate engineeringScience, Technology and Human Values41, 135 – 162.

Bellamy, R., Chilvers, J. and Vaughan, N. (2016): Deliberative Mapping of options for tackling climate change: citizens and specialists ‘open up’ appraisal of geoengineeringPublic Understanding of Science25, 269 – 286.

Bellamy, R. and Lezaun, J. (2015): Crafting a public for geoengineeringPublic Understanding of Science, 1 – 16, doi: 10.1177/0963662515600965.

Bellamy, R., Chilvers, J., Vaughan, N. and Lenton, T. (2013): ‘Opening up’ geoengineering appraisal: Multi-Criteria Mapping of options for tackling climate changeGlobal Environmental Change23, 926 – 937.

Bellamy, R., Chilvers, J., Vaughan, N. and Lenton, T. (2012): A review of climate geoengineering appraisalsWIREs Climate Change3, 597 – 615.

Bellamy, R. and Hulme, M. (2011): Beyond the tipping point: understanding perceptions of abrupt climate change and their implicationsWeather, Climate and Society3, 48 – 60.

Book chapters and reviews

Bellamy, R. (2017, in press): Framing geoengineering assessment. In: Blackstock, J. and Low, S. (Eds). Geoengineering our climate: ethics, politics and governance. Earthscan: London.

Bellamy, R. (2012): Horlick-Jones, T. et al. Review of The GM debate: risk, politics, and public engagementPublic Understanding of Science21, 902.

Theses, reports and working papers

Bellamy, R. and Healey, P. (2015): A report on the Climate Geoengineering Governance project scenarios workshop.

Bellamy, R., Palmer, J. and Lezaun, J. (2015): A report on the public engagement of the Climate Geoengineering Governance project.

Bellamy, R. (2014): Safety first! Framing and governing climate geoengineering experimentation. Climate Geoengineering Governance Working Paper 14.

Bellamy, R. (2013): ‘Opening up’ geoengineering appraisal: Deliberative Mapping of options for tackling climate change. PhD Thesis: University of East Anglia.

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