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I am senior researcher within the field of sustainable consumption with a specific focus on households' energy demand.

Through my research, I try to understand why households demands different amounts of electricity and heating, for example in relation to income differences. Moreover, I investigate the consumption of smart technologies and solar PVs, and how households can provide energy flexibility, for example to which degree dynamic tariffs, and electricity prices, influence the temporality of energy demand. 

My research is based in sociological and social science theories on consumption and everyday practices, with a specific focus on theories of practice (e.g., Bourdieu, Warde, Schatzki, Reckwitz, Lizardo and Shove).

In my research, I use a wide range of methods and data. These include econometric analysis on register data, survey methodology, and qualitative interviews. 

My strongest contribution to my research field is my studies on how social relations and previous experience shapes and reproduce energy habits and practices (Hansen, 2018; Hansen & Jacobsen, 2020).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


  • Sociology and Social Conditions
  • Energy
  • Environment


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