Dan is a PhD Student at Cardiff University, working on his thesis which hopes to explore the public acceptability of low consumption lifestyles and degrowth through a mixed-methods research design that incorporates deliberative focus groups, future scenario vignettes and framing experiments. Whilst he is based in the School of Psychology his research incorporates theory from socio-economics, political science and sociology.
Previous research history has primarily had a focus on environmental issues, located with the Understanding Risk Research Group (http://www.understanding-risk.org/). Having worked on CASPI (http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/caspi/), BRISKEE (http://briskee.eu/) and UKERC (http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/programmes/energy-economy-and-societal-preferences.html) concerned with Pro-Environmental Behavior, Low-Carbon Lifestyles, Energy-Efficiency and Energy Transitions. He has also worked for a thinktank in Brussels conducting research on Youth Issues (http://www.thinkyoung.eu/research).
As a post-graduate Tutor at Cardiff University, he delivers seminars to undergraduates for their Research Methods skills and report writing.
Additional responsibilities include his appointment as a council member of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, representing the Tyndall Early Career Network (TECN), and helps to organize events for the centre on a regular basis.
The Tyndall Early Career Network is led by a team of representatives who are responsible to maintaining the network, arranging events and providing an early career researcher voice in Tyndall Centre decision making. The representatives for 2015/16 are Dan Thorman (ThormanD@cardiff.ac.uk) and Brendan Moore (Brendan.Moore@uea.ac.uk).
Role at Council