Public perceptions of nuclear power
Cabot Institute Seminar Series: Nuclear Futures
In association with the University of Bristol/University of Oxford Nuclear Research Centre (NRC)
Public Perceptions of Nuclear Power: A National and Community Analysis
Professor Nick Pidgeon, Cardiff University
In this well attended talk, Professor Nick Pidgeon dealt with the subject of public trust in the nuclear sector. In particular, he covered the results of between 5 and 10 years’ of interview and survey data with people living and working close to former and existing nuclear plants at Bradwell (Essex), Oldbury (Gloucestershire) and Hinkley Point (Somerset) as well as nationally representative UK survey data.
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Nick Pidgeon is Professor of Environmental Psychology at the Cardiff School of Psychology, and is a leading authority on the subject of public responses to energy technologies, perceptions of nuclear risk, and risk perception and risk communication more generally.
For full details please see his profile at http://psych.cf.ac.uk/contactsandpeople/academics/pidgeon.html
Email contact for this event: C.Peoples@bristol.ac.uk