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Science Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS)
School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh
2.10 Old Surgeons’ Hall
High School Yards
Edinburgh EH1 1LZ
Dr Winskel is an interdisciplinary social scientist working on energy and environmental research problems, based in the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies group in the School of Social and Political Science, at the University of Edinburgh.
He also works for the UK Energy Research Centre and ClimateXChange, Scotland's national centre for expertise on climate change.
His research addresses the dynamics of socio-technical system change and innovation. This involves combining together knowledge of organisations and institutions, and the wider societal context for energy production, distribution and consumption. He has a research background in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS), and is interested in applying concepts and methods from technology and innovation studies to the energy sector, including innovation systems and transitions management frameworks.
Dr Winskel is also an active interdisciplinary energy researcher. His past role as national Research Co-ordinator for the UK Energy Research Centre involved initiating, supporting and leading collaborations between researchers from the social sciences, engineering and physical sciences and environmental sciences on energy and climate change research problems, and especially UK energy system change. He recently led a review of interdisciplinary research achievements and lessons in Phase 2 of the UK Energy Research Centre to help inform Phase 3 UKERC research from 2014.
Dr Winskel has an interdisciplinary educational background, with degrees in physical, environmental and social sciences.
Winskel, M (2016) ‘From optimisation to diversity: Changing scenarios of heating for buildings in the UK’ in Webb, J, Hawkey, D, Lovell, H, McCrone, D, Tingey, M and Winskel, M (eds), ‘Sustainable Urban Energy Policy: Heat and the city’, Routledge, Abingdon
Williams, R, Liff, S, Winskel, M (2015) ‘Guest Editorial: second part: The Politics of Innovation for Environmental Sustainability: Celebrating the Contribution of Stewart Russell (1955–2011)’, Science & Technology Studies 28 (1) 3‑9
Williams, R, Liff, S, Winskel, M, Steward, F (2014) ‘Guest Editorial: The Politics of Innovation for Environmental Sustainability: Celebrating the Contribution of Stewart Russell (1955–2011)’, Science & Technology Studies 27 (3) 3‑14
MacGillivray, A, Jeffrey, H, Winskel, M, Bryden, I (2014) ‘Innovation and Cost Reduction for Marine Renewable Energy: A learning investment sensitivity analysis’, Technological Forecasting and Social Change 87 (September 2014) 108–124
Winskel, M, Markusson, N, Jeffrey, H, et al (2014) ‘Learning pathways for energy supply technologies: Bridging between innovation studies and learning rates’, Technological Forecasting and Social Change 81 (January 2014) 96‑114