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Sue Venn

DR SUSAN VENN

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Susan Venn is a CUSP Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology and the CES at the University of Surrey. She will be working on CUSP Theme S1, focusing on the social and psychological dimensions of prosperity exploring how people negotiate their aspirations for the good life.

Susan is a Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology and the Centre for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey.  Her research interests focus on sustainable lifestyles, everyday practices and lifecourse transitions, and her research takes place within multidisciplinary settings.  Prior to joining CUSP, Sue was a researcher at University College London working within the DEMAND Research Centre where she examined older people’s experiences of leisure travel, and their aspirations for future travel beyond retirement, in order to understand the implications later life mobility might have for future energy demand. Sue has also been a Researcher on the Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group (SLRG) at the University of Surrey where she explored the possibility for lifecourse transitions to offer potential points of intervention to encourage more sustainable lifestyles.

Sue will be working on Theme S1 which will focus on the social and psychological dimensions of prosperity exploring how people negotiate their aspirations for the good life.  A further project in this theme is an international study being developed in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on young people’s live in cities across the world. Sue is also Past Honorary Secretary of the British Society of Gerontology (BSG) (www.britishgerontology.org), and Secretary of the BSG Averil Osborn Awards Committee.

Publications (selected)

Hitchings, R., Venn, S. and Day, R. (forthcoming 2016) Assumptions about later life travel and their implications: pushing people around? Ageing and Society.

Venn, S., Burningham, K., Christie, I., Jackson, T. (2015)  ‘Consumption junkies or sustainable consumers: considering the grocery shopping practices of those transitioning to retirement’. Ageing and Society

Burningham K., Venn S, Gatersleben B, Christie I, Jackson T. (2014) ‘’New Motherhood: a moment of change in everyday shopping practices?’’, Emerald Young Consumers, 15 (3), pp. 211-226.