Dr Sophie Adams
Research Fellow

Dr Sophie Adams

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Humanities & Languages

I am a human geographer and Science and Technology Studies scholar, and currently a Research Fellow in the School of Humanities and Languages and Centre for Social Research in Health. My research concerns adaptive governance in the domains of climate change response, renewable energy and public health. I am currently examining the role of mathematical modelling in policy response to COVID-19. I am also investigating the changing need for weather and climate forecasting and modelling in energy systems, as well as studying the energy resilience of communities affected by power supply disruptions during extreme weather events in the ESKIES project. I have previously been engaged in a number of projects on the social dimensions of increasingly renewable and decentralised energy systems, including through international research collaborations within the User-Centred Energy Systems Technology Collaboration Programme of the International Energy Agency. Prior research has also looked at climate change impacts and adaptation - including by exploring the origins of current approaches to human adaptation in evolutionary theory and systems ecology as well as their contemporary politics in the context of anthropogenic climate change.

Tyree Energy Technologies Building
  • Book Chapters | 2016
    Schellnhuber HJ; Serdeczny OM; Adams S; Köhler C; Magdalena Otto I; Schleussner C-F, 2016, 'The Challenge of a 4°C World by 2100', in Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace, Springer International Publishing, pp. 267 - 283, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43884-9_11
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Adams S; Bekker S; Fan Y; Gordon T; Shepherd LJ; Slavich E; Waters D, 2022, 'Gender Bias in Student Evaluations of Teaching: ‘Punish[ing] Those Who Fail To Do Their Gender Right’', Higher Education, vol. 83, pp. 787 - 807, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10734-021-00704-9
    Journal articles | 2021
    Adams S, 2021, 'The pragmatic holism of social–ecological systems theory: Explaining adaptive capacity in a changing climate', Progress in Human Geography, vol. 45, pp. 1580 - 1600, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/03091325211016072
    Journal articles | 2021
    Adams S; Brown D; Cárdenas Álvarez JP; Chitchyan R; Fell MJ; Hahnel UJJ; Hojckova K; Johnson C; Klein L; Montakhabi M; Say K; Singh A; Watson N, 2021, 'Social and economic value in emerging decentralized energy business models: A critical review', Energies, vol. 14, pp. 7864 - 7864, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en14237864
    Journal articles | 2021
    Adams S; Kuch D; Diamond L; Fröhlich P; Henriksen IM; Katzeff C; Ryghaug M; Yilmaz S, 2021, 'Social license to automate: A critical review of emerging approaches to electricity demand management', Energy Research and Social Science, vol. 80, pp. 102210 - 102210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2021.102210
    Journal articles | 2021
    Adams S; Rhodes T; Lancaster K, 2021, 'New directions for participatory modelling in health: Redistributing expertise in relation to localised matters of concern', Global Public Health, pp. 1 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2021.1998575
    Journal articles | 2019
    Adams S, 2019, 'Climate crisis and the democratic prospect: participatory governance in sustainable communities', Australian Geographer, vol. 50, pp. 269 - 271, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049182.2018.1497926
    Journal articles | 2017
    Reyer CPO; Adams S; Albrecht T; Baarsch F; Boit A; Canales Trujillo N; Cartsburg M; Coumou D; Eden A; Fernandes E; Langerwisch F; Marcus R; Mengel M; Mira-Salama D; Perette M; Pereznieto P; Rammig A; Reinhardt J; Robinson A; Rocha M; Sakschewski B; Schaeffer M; Schleussner CF; Serdeczny O; Thonicke K, 2017, 'Climate change impacts in Latin America and the Caribbean and their implications for development', Regional Environmental Change, vol. 17, pp. 1601 - 1621, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10113-015-0854-6
    Journal articles | 2017
    Reyer CPO; Otto IM; Adams S; Albrecht T; Baarsch F; Cartsburg M; Coumou D; Eden A; Ludi E; Marcus R; Mengel M; Mosello B; Robinson A; Schleussner CF; Serdeczny O; Stagl J, 2017, 'Climate change impacts in Central Asia and their implications for development', Regional Environmental Change, vol. 17, pp. 1639 - 1650, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10113-015-0893-z
    Journal articles | 2017
    Serdeczny O; Adams S; Baarsch F; Coumou D; Robinson A; Hare W; Schaeffer M; Perrette M; Reinhardt J, 2017, 'Climate change impacts in Sub-Saharan Africa: from physical changes to their social repercussions', Regional Environmental Change, vol. 17, pp. 1585 - 1600, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10113-015-0910-2
    Journal articles | 2017
    Vinke K; Martin MA; Adams S; Baarsch F; Bondeau A; Coumou D; Donner RV; Menon A; Perrette M; Rehfeld K; Robinson A; Rocha M; Schaeffer M; Schwan S; Serdeczny O; Svirejeva-Hopkins A, 2017, 'Climatic risks and impacts in South Asia: extremes of water scarcity and excess', Regional Environmental Change, vol. 17, pp. 1569 - 1583, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10113-015-0924-9
    Journal articles | 2017
    Waha K; Krummenauer L; Adams S; Aich V; Baarsch F; Coumou D; Fader M; Hoff H; Jobbins G; Marcus R; Mengel M; Otto IM; Perrette M; Rocha M; Robinson A; Schleussner CF, 2017, 'Climate change impacts in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region and their implications for vulnerable population groups', Regional Environmental Change, vol. 17, pp. 1623 - 1638, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10113-017-1144-2
  • Reports | 2021
    Roberts M; Passey R; Adams S, 2021, Rewarding flexible demand: Customer friendly cost-reflective tariffs and incentives (H4 Opportunity Assesment), RACE for 2030, https://www.racefor2030.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/H4-Report-At-a-Glance_17.11.12.pdf
    Reports | 2021
    Yildiz B; Adams S; Samarakoon S; Stringer N; Bruce A; Macgill I, 2021, Curtailment and Network Voltage Analysis Study (CANVAS) Project Report, CRC RACE for 2030, https://www.racefor2030.com.au/publications/
    Reports | 2020
    Roberts M; Adams S; Kuch D, 2020, VPP User Research - Final Report
    Other | 2020
    Stringer N; Bruce A; Roberts M; Adams S; Macgill I; Purnell K; Zhou H, 2020, Submission to the AER consultation paper: Assessing DER integration expenditure, https://www.aer.gov.au/system/files/Centre%20for%20Energy%20and%20Environmental%20Markets%20-%20Submission%20to%20AER%20assessing%20distributed%20energy%20resources%20integration%20expenditure%20-%20January%202020.pdf
    Preprints |
    Adams S; Kuch D; Diamond L; Froehlich P; Henrisksen IM; Katzeff C; Ryghaug M; Yilmaz S, Social License to automate: A critical review of emerging approaches to electricity demand management, http://dx.doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/f8rud