Dr Rob Bellamy

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Research Affiliate

Dr Rob Bellamy is Lecturer in Climate and Society in the Department of Geography at the University of Manchester. He joined Manchester in 2018 after 5 years as James Martin Fellow in the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on the social science of climate, nature, and technology, exploring how climate change and responses to it are perceived, evaluated, and governed. He has published widely on these issues in top interdisciplinary and disciplinary journals including Nature, Global Environmental Change, and Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. He is Editor-in-Chief of Dialogues on Climate Change, and Programme Director of the MSc in Climate Change: Science, Society and Solutions. He is Co-Investigator and Lead on Responsible Innovation for the UK’s national carbon dioxide removal directorate hub, CO2RE, and for the Horizon Europe solar geoengineering research governance project, Co-CREATE. He was awarded a Presidential Fellowship at the University of Manchester from 2018 – 2022, and ‘Best Researcher of the Year’ 2021 for the University’s Faculty of Humanities.

Selected publications

Bellamy, R. (2023): Carbon removal: Avoid selective analysis. Nature, 619, 34.
Bellamy, R. (2023): Public perceptions of climate tipping points. Public Underst. Sci., 32, 1033 – 1047.
Bellamy, R. (2022): Mapping public appraisals of carbon dioxide removal. Global Environ. Change, 76, 102593.
Bellamy, R., Chilvers, J., Pallett, H. and Hargreaves, T. (2022): Appraising sociotechnical visions of sustainable energy futures: A distributed deliberative mapping approach. Energy Res. Soc. Sci., 85, 102414.
Osaka, S., Bellamy, R. and Castree, N. (2021): Framing “nature-based” solutions to climate change. WIREs Clim. Change, 12, e729.
Chilvers, J., Bellamy, R., Pallett, H. and Hargreaves, T. (2021): A systemic approach to mapping participation with low-carbon energy transitions. Nat. Energy, 6, 250 – 259.
Bellamy, R. & Osaka, S. (2020): Unnatural climate solutions? Nat. Clim. Change, 10, 98 – 99.
Bellamy, R., Lezaun, J. and Palmer, J. (2019): Perceptions of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage in different policy scenarios. Nat. Commun., 10, 743.