Cornish Geothermal: Hello from Francesca Tirotto

I am Francesca Tirotto and I am from the wonderful island of Sardinia!

I took my Master’s Degree in Psychology of Social and Work processes at the University of Cagliari (Italy). During my university experience, I developed a keen interest in the research topic of Environmental Psychology. This discipline focuses on the study of the relationship between people and their surroundings. In particular, my aim was to understand psychosocial processes underlying sustainable behaviours.

As a PhD student on the geothermal project, I have the opportunity to apply a theoretical framework based on social and environmental psychology in a research context. Within this project, I am studying the social acceptance of the communities surrounding the technology site of the geothermal energy in Cornwall.

I spend most of my time working on the development of my study, but you could also easily find me lifting heavy weights in a CrossFit gym, going by bike around the city or eating huge vegan burgers on the weekend!

Francesca Tirotto
PhD Student on the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power project
School of Psychology (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences), Sustainable Earth Institute

The United Downs Deep Geothermal Power Project is a partnership of organisations exploring if geothermal power is a viable energy resource for the UK. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Cornwall Council.


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