Dr Hedda Ransan-Cooper

Senior Research Fellow
ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics
T: 0406600188

Areas of expertise

  • Environmental Sociology 160802
  • Social Change 160805
  • Sociology And Social Studies Of Science And Technology 160808


Dr Ransan-Cooper's expertise includes the social and political dimensions of community/neighbourhood batteries, and Australians' view and experiences of a range of domestic energy products and services including virtual power plants. She is interested in social innovations that facilitate co-benefits and inclusive/just outcomes for the transition to renewables. 


Researcher's projects

See 'projects and grants' below.

Available student projects

I am interested in supervising students on topics surrounding the socio-political dimensions of energy transitions.

Current student projects

Kevin Chadwick. PhD. Working title: The behavioural economics of household energy decisions: Towards a predictably irrational choice model of decision making

Hugo Temby. PhD. Working title: Climate, code, and culture: The social worlds of smart energy technology projects in the Pacific

Anna Cain. PhD.


Past student projects

Hugo Temby (Masters of Applied Anthopology). Thesis title: Building block, or black box? ‘Smart’ energy technology and energy democracy

Hai Ha (Masters of Energy Change). Thesis title: Exploring energy justice in residential solar subsidisation in Vietnam: The case of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city. 

Matt Keighley. Masters of Energy Change. Working title: Sustainability of neighbourhood-scale battery business models: a comparative case study analysis


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