About Placewise

Placewise Ltd have extensive experience of multidisciplinary working not only across social sciences but also across humanities, engineering and natural sciences. We understand the opportunities and challenges that multidisciplinary, applied and international projects present.

Placewise Ltd have extensive experience of multidisciplinary working not only across social sciences but also across humanities, engineering and natural sciences. We understand the opportunities and challenges that multidisciplinary, applied and international projects present.

Dr. Hannah Devine-Wright and Prof. Patrick Devine-Wright are Directors of Placewise Ltd.

Hannah and Patrick Devine-Wright have extensive experience of leading and contributing to consultancy and academic research projects on social, environmental and health issues.

Hannah Devine-Wright

Hannah Devine-Wright

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Patrick Devine-Wright

Patrick Devine-Wright

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They have particular expertise in:

  • understanding the symbolic and affective dimensions of places, particularly the concepts of place attachment and place identity;
  • investigating social and psychological aspects of siting new energy infrastructure such as wind farms and overhead power lines, including ‘NIMBYism’ and public engagement;
  • understanding the motivation for pro-environmental and pro-social actions, particularly conceptions of citizenship applied to energy and environmental problems;
  • the use of innovative research methods, particularly visual representations, and
  • the links between sustainability, health and wellbeing.
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • Academic research projects have been commissioned and funded by:
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
  • European Union (EU)
  • British Academy
  • NHS
  • Private companies