Ray Galvin’s field of work is environmental science, with an interdisciplinary background in engineering, social sciences, policy studies, and more recently economics. Most of his research and publications deal with energy saving in buildings, including the influences of policy, building design and consumer behaviour. He also researches energy consumption in private transport, and theoretical issues in energy economics and policy.
He has a research position in the faculty of economics at RWTH-Aachen University, Germany, and tutors in the Masters course in Interdisciplinary Design in the Built environment at Cambridge University. He also undertakes research projects from time to time together with Dr Minna Sunikka-Blank for the Department of Architecture.
The underlying concern of Dr Galvin’s work is how society can save energy and reduce climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions without depriving low income people of life’s basic necessities.
A list of his publications can be found here.