Dr Sophie Adams

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Alfred Deakin Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

Alfred Deakin Institute

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

s.adams@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 45507

Biography

Sophie Adams is a human geographer and Science and Technology Studies (STS) scholar, and has a research background in climate change impacts and response. Her current research is on the challenges of building renewable and resilient energy systems in a changing climate, with interests in household energy users’ experiences and the ways that the social objectives and implications of the renewable energy transition are being negotiated.

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Research interests

Politics of environmental knowledge, including how climate science is used to address the challenges of mitigating and adapting to climate change


Social dimensions of the renewable energy transition

Affiliations

Society for Social Studies of Science

Institute of Australian Geographers

Conferences

SELECTED RECENT CONFERENCE PAPERS AND SEMINARS

‘The role of community engagement in planning resilient microgrids‘ (with Mike Roberts), Australia Pacific Solar Research Conference, RMIT, Melbourne, 5-7 December 2023

‘Energy resilience in bushfires and extreme weather events: perceptions, misconceptions and challenges’ (with Mike Roberts), Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program, ANU, online, 14 November 2023

‘Available at the flick of a switch: Maintaining the electricity supply reliability standard in a changing climate’, Society for Social Studies of Science, Honolulu, Hawai’i, 8-11 November 2023

‘ESKIES energy resilience: knowledge sharing workshop’ (with Mike Roberts and Shanil Samarakoon), Collaboration on Energy and Environmental Markets, UNSW, online, 10 August 2023

‘”Knowing what the weather will do”: making science useful for adaptation to the impacts of climate change’, AusSTS, Sydney, 17-18 July 2023

Publications

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2023

Social license to automate batteries? Australian householder conditions for participation in Virtual Power Plants

M Roberts, S Adams, D Kuch

(2023), Vol. 104, pp. 1-12, Energy Research and Social Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Undoing elimination: Modelling Australia's way out of the COVID-19 pandemic

S Adams, K Lancaster, T Rhodes

(2023), Vol. 18, pp. 1-17, Global Public Health, London, Eng., C1

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2022

New directions for participatory modelling in health: Redistributing expertise in relation to localised matters of concern

S Adams, T Rhodes, K Lancaster

(2022), Vol. 17, pp. 1827-1841, Global Public Health, London, Eng., C1

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Gender Bias in Student Evaluations of Teaching: 'Punish[ing] Those Who Fail To Do Their Gender Right'

S Adams, S Bekker, Y Fan, T Gordon, L Shepherd, E Slavich, D Waters

(2022), Vol. 83, pp. 787-807, Higher Education, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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2021

Social and economic value in emerging decentralized energy business models: A critical review

S Adams, D Brown, J Cárdenas Álvarez, R Chitchyan, M Fell, U Hahnel, K Hojckova, C Johnson, L Klein, M Montakhabi, K Say, A Singh, N Watson

(2021), Vol. 14, pp. 1-29, Energies, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Social license to automate: A critical review of emerging approaches to electricity demand management

S Adams, D Kuch, L Diamond, P Fröhlich, I Henriksen, C Katzeff, M Ryghaug, S Yilmaz

(2021), Vol. 80, pp. 1-14, Energy Research and Social Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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The pragmatic holism of social-ecological systems theory: Explaining adaptive capacity in a changing climate

S Adams

(2021), Vol. 45, pp. 1580-1600, Progress in Human Geography, London, Eng., C1-1

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Curtailment and network voltage analysis study

Baran Yildiz, Naomi Stringer, Sophie Adams, Shanil Samarakoon, Anna Bruce, Iain Macgill, Alistair Sproul

(2021), pp. 1-5, ISGT Asia 2021 : Proceedings of the IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia Conference, Brisbane, QLD, E1-1

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2017

Climatic risks and impacts in South Asia: extremes of water scarcity and excess

K Vinke, M Martin, S Adams, F Baarsch, A Bondeau, D Coumou, R Donner, A Menon, M Perrette, K Rehfeld, A Robinson, M Rocha, M Schaeffer, S Schwan, O Serdeczny, A Svirejeva-Hopkins

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 1569-1583, Regional Environmental Change, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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Climate change impacts in Sub-Saharan Africa: from physical changes to their social repercussions

O Serdeczny, S Adams, F Baarsch, D Coumou, A Robinson, W Hare, M Schaeffer, M Perrette, J Reinhardt

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 1585-1600, Regional Environmental Change, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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Climate change impacts in Central Asia and their implications for development

C Reyer, I Otto, S Adams, T Albrecht, F Baarsch, M Cartsburg, D Coumou, A Eden, E Ludi, R Marcus, M Mengel, B Mosello, A Robinson, C Schleussner, O Serdeczny, J Stagl

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 1639-1650, Regional Environmental Change, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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Climate change impacts in Latin America and the Caribbean and their implications for development

C Reyer, S Adams, T Albrecht, F Baarsch, A Boit, N Canales Trujillo, M Cartsburg, D Coumou, A Eden, E Fernandes, F Langerwisch, R Marcus, M Mengel, D Mira-Salama, M Perette, P Pereznieto, A Rammig, J Reinhardt, A Robinson, M Rocha, B Sakschewski, M Schaeffer, C Schleussner, O Serdeczny, K Thonicke

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 1601-1621, Regional Environmental Change, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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Climate change impacts in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region and their implications for vulnerable population groups

K Waha, L Krummenauer, S Adams, V Aich, F Baarsch, D Coumou, M Fader, H Hoff, G Jobbins, R Marcus, M Mengel, I Otto, M Perrette, M Rocha, A Robinson, C Schleussner

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 1623-1638, Regional Environmental Change, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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2016

The Challenge of a 4°C World by 2100

Hans Schellnhuber, Olivia Serdeczny, Sophie Adams, Claudia Koehler, Ilona Otto, Carl-Friedrich Schleussner

(2016), Vol. 10, pp. 267-283, Handbook on Sustainability Transition and Sustainable Peace, Berlin, Germany, B1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

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Supervisions

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