Dr Rosie Day PhD

Dr Rosie Day

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Senior Lecturer in Environment and Society

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Rosie Day is an environmental human geographer interested in various aspects of peoples experience of, and engagement with, the wider environment. Much of her work has been in the area of environmental inequalities and environmental justice where she has developed a particular theme on ageing and environmental issues. She is currently largely focused on research to do with energy demand, especially isues of energy poverty and energy justice. Her style of working is highliy multi-disciplinary, and she works in teams with academics from engineering, history, transport studies, architecture and sociology, from the UK and beyond.


  • BSc (University of East Anglia)
  • MSc (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • PhD (University College London)



Yr 3 Environmental Justice (course leader)

Yr 2 fieldcourse - Malta (course leader)

Yr 2 Environmental Assessment and Management (contributor)

Yr 2 Advanced research methods (contributor)

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Day welcomes enquiries from prospective doctoral researchers in her areas of interest:

environmental justice / energy justice
energy poverty
energy geography
environmental knowledges
older age, especially in relation to environmental or energy issues


Rosie Day is an environmental human geographer interested in various aspects of peoples experience of, and engagement with, the wider environment. She works particularly on environmental justice and energy justice, that is how environmental and energy issues intersect with social inequalities. Her recent research covers energy poverty, water governance, diverse environmental kowledges including indigenous knowledge, and the environmental needs of older people. 

Other activities

Director of Postgraduate Research, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences.


Recent publications


Hui, A, Day, R & Walker, G (eds) 2018, Demanding Energy: Space, Time and Change. Palgrave Macmillan.


Wang, X, Day, R, Murrant, D, Marín, AD, Botello, DC, González, FL & Radcliffe, J 2021, 'A capabilities-led approach to assessing technological solutions for a rural community', Energies, vol. 14, no. 5, 1398. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14051398

Woolley, K, Dickinson-Craig, E, Bartington, S, Oludotun, T, Kirenga, B, Mariga, S, Kabera, T, Coombe, A, Pope, F, Singh, A, Avis, W, Day, R, Warburton, D, Manaseki-Holland, S, Moore, D & Thomas, GN 2021, 'Effectiveness of interventions to reduce household air pollution from solid biomass fuels and improve maternal and child health outcomes in low and middle income countries: a systematic review protocol', BMC Systematic Reviews, vol. 10, no. 1, 33. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-021-01590-z

Van Loon, AF, Lester-Moseley, I, Rohse, M, Jones, P & Day, R 2020, 'Creative practice as a tool to build resilience to natural hazards in the Global South', Geoscience Communication, vol. 3.

Malakar, Y & Day, R 2020, 'Differences in firewood users’ and LPG users’ perceived relationships between cooking fuels and women’s multidimensional wellbeing in rural India', Nature Energy, vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 1022–1031. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-020-00722-4

Moniruzzaman, M & Day, R 2020, 'Gendered energy poverty and energy justice in rural Bangladesh', Energy Policy.

Rangecroft, S, Rohse, M, Banks, E, Day, R, Di Baldassarre, G, Frommen, T, Hayashi, Y, Hoellermann, B, Lebek, K, Mondino, E, Rusca, M, Wens, M & Van Loon, AF 2020, 'Guiding principles for hydrologists conducting interdisciplinary research and fieldwork with participants', Hydrological Sciences Journal.

Ward, P, de Ruiter, M, Maard, J, Schroeter, K, Van Loon, AF, Veldkamp, TIE, von Uexkull, N, Wanders, N, AghaKouchak, A, Arnbjerg-Nielsen, K, Capewell, L, Llasat, MC, Day, R, Dewals, B, Di Baldassarre, G, Huning, L, Kreibich, H, Mazzoleni, M, Savelli, E, Teutschbein, C, van den Berg, H, van der Heijden, A, Vincken, J, Waterloo, M & Wens, M 2020, 'The need to integrate flood and drought disaster risk reduction strategies', Water Security, vol. 11.

Rohse, M, Day, R & Llewellyn, D 2020, 'Towards an emotional energy geography: attending to emotions and affects in a former coal mining community in South Wales, UK', Geoforum, vol. 110, pp. 136-146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2020.02.006

Makaya, E, Rohse, M, Day, R, Vogel, C, Mehta, L, McEwen, L, Rangecroft, S & Van Loon, A 2020, 'Water governance challenges in rural South Africa: exploring institutional coordination in drought management', Water Policy, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 519–540. https://doi.org/10.2166/wp.2020.234

Shukla, A, Liu, S, Gaterell, M, Wood, G, Day, R, Iweka, O, Hussain, A, van der Horst, D & Petridis, P 2019, 'Implementing an integrated meter and sensor system (IMSS) in existing social housing stock', Energy and Buildings, vol. 182, pp. 274-286. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.10.012

Wood, G, Day, R, Creamer, E, van der Horst, D, Hussain, A, Liu, S, Shukla, A, Iweka, O, Gaterell, M, Petridis, P, Adams, N & Brown, V 2019, 'Sensors, sense-making and sensitivities: UK household experiences with a feedback display on energy consumption and indoor environmental conditions', Energy Research & Social Science, vol. 55, pp. 93-105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2019.04.013

Rangecroft, S, Birkinshaw, S, Rohse, M, Day, R, McEwen, L, Makaya, E & Van Loon, A 2018, 'Hydrological modelling as a tool for interdisciplinary workshops on future drought', Progress in Physical Geography, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 237-256. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309133318766802

Liu, S, Iweka, O, Shukla, A, Wernham, G, Hussain, A, Day, R, Gaterell, M, Petridis, P & van der Horst, D 2018, 'Impact of Emerging Interaction Techniques on Energy Use in the UK Social Housing', Future Cities and Environment, vol. 4, no. 1.

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Day, R 2020, Energy Justice. in B Coolsaet (ed.), Environmental Justice: Key Issues. Routledge.

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