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Stewart Barr
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Professor Stewart Barr

Last modified: December 8, 2023
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Professor of Geography
University of Exeter


The sector(s) I work in: Academic


University profile

About the organisation(s) I've worked for

Organisation name:

University of Exeter

About my experience and expertise

Personal statement:

I am a human geographer, working in the field of behavioural change. I am a Co-investigator for ACCESS and I am working on co-developing the ACCESS Guiding Principles, which seek to provide new ways of working that promote environmental sustainability, equality, diversity & inclusion, and knowledge co-production. My focus is on environmental sustainability, and I aim to develop ways of working that can enable researchers to reduce their environmental impact. I am a former co-director of the University of Exeter’s MSc in Sustainable Development and have chaired the University’s Sustainability Committee.

Key topic areas of research or interest:

My research focuses on understanding the role of behavioural change to promote environmental sustainability. This is focused on two areas. First, how transformations in personal mobility can take place in everyday and tourism contexts. Second, how knowledge co-production processes can be used to develop collective approaches for reducing environmental impacts. I am interested in the ways that social practices evolve and the interactions between manifestations of practices through individual behaviours and the socio-economic and cultural factors that help to shape practices.


“Getting the summer you deserve”: locking-in flying to the tourist experience

Negotiating sustainabilities in applied geography: treading an uneven path

Climate Stories: enabling and sustaining arts interventions in climate science communication

Personal Mobility and Climate Change

Enabling communities for a changing climate: re-configuring spaces of hazard governance

Alternative perspectives of the angling community on Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) reintroduction in the River Otter Beaver Trial

Smart cities and behavioural change:(Un) sustainable mobilities in the neo-liberal city

Shared space: Negotiating sites of (un) sustainable mobility


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