Research Officer, Institute of Governance: the Heat and the City project and the Local Engagement with Energy Systems project
Mags Tingey is the Research Officer and admin support for two projects at the Institute of Governance: the Heat and the City project (funded by the RC-UK Energy Programme), and the Local Engagement with Energy Systems project (co-funded by the Energy Technologies Institute and the UK Energy Research Centre). Mags is also a part-time PhD student in Sociology examining the role of local agencies in changing systems and practices of UK energy production, supply and use. As part of the Heat and the City project she has coordinated our survey of householder experiences of heating, and of the newly installed district heating systems in Glasgow and she has been involved in interviewing householders in a small scheme in Edinburgh. Mags also led the data collection for our pilot study on Local Engagement with Energy Systems project building a database holding information on local authority activity in energy systems for all UK local authorities. A short report can be found here and further details on Phase 2 of the project will be posted soon. Mags is the admin support officer for the UK network of vanguard local authorities operating or developing district energy.