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Doctor Ben Anderson

Dr Ben Anderson

Principal Research Fellow

Research interests

  • ‘big’ data-driven analysis of habitual energy and water consumption
  • the impacts of interventions or natural socio-technical change on patterns of demand
  • the linkage of 'appliance' monitoring with traditional forms of social science data in support of socio-technical innovation

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Address: Boldrewood Campus, Burgess Road, SO16 7QF (View in Google Maps)


Dr Ben Anderson is Principal Research Fellow within the Energy & Climate Change Division of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Ben is currently developing a multi-funder portfolio of research projects with a particular focus on domestic water and energy demand. He is also a core member of the University's Sustainability Implementation Group who are tasked with leading and co-ordinating the delivery of the University's Sustainability Strategy.

Ben has provided advice and consultancy to the UK Departments for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy/Energy & Climate Change and Environment & Rural Affairs, the Scottish Government, Hampshire County Council, BRANZ (NZ), EECA (NZ), UK/NZ water/energy sector corporates and NGOs on patterns of domestic energy & water use. He has previously provided research consultancy to NGOs, corporate clients and governmental organisations including Ofcom, the Department of Health, the EU JRC, the UK Cabinet Office and the UK Parliament Welsh Affairs Committee on patterns and trends of ICT and media use.

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