Dr Hedda Ransan-Cooper

Research Fellow
College of Engineering & Computer Science

Areas of expertise

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


Hedda Ransan-Cooper leads the social science program within the Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program (BSGIP). She is working with colleagues from a range of disciplines and beyond the academy to better understand and facilitate the transition to a more sustainable electricity grid.  

Dr Ransan-Cooper's research has covered various dimensions of sustainability transitions, primarily in the areas of migration and energy change. 



Researcher's projects

Community models for deploying and operating Distributed Energy Resources (DER), funded by the Autralian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). The project focus is on community involvement in neighbourhood level batteries (2019-2020).

Social Research into new areas of complaint for consumers engaging in new energy products and services in Victoria, funded by EWOV and DELWP (2020-2021).

Available student projects

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

Past student projects

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


Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  19 May 2021 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers