Liverpool Skylilne

Natural Sciences and Psychology

Dr Stephen Axon

Dr Stephen Axon

Biography

Dr Stephen Axon is a Lecturer in Human Geography at Liverpool John Moores University, where he researches and teaches in sustainability, energy transitions and addressing climate change. Stephen has expertise in the ways in which the public engage with addressing climate change at the community level; indicating the extent to which individuals want (or do not want) to participate in community-based carbon reduction strategies. At LJMU, Stephen has also conducted research into sustainable energy transitions across Europe, exploring stakeholder engagement with community energy projects; developing low-carbon innovations and pathways; and highlighting the role of energy policy in the transition to a low-carbon society and future.

I am Module Leader for the following modules:
- 4305NATSCI: Environment, Society and Sustainability
- 5305NATSCI: Globalisation and Development
- 5308NATSCI: Urban Geography

I also teach on the following modules:
- 3407NATSCI: Understanding the Environment
- 4306NATSCI: Methods in Geography 2
- 5303NATSCI: International Geography
- 5306NATSCI: Project Design & Management
- 5307NATSCI: Climate Change
- 6000NATSCI: Research Project
- 6015NATSCI: Sustainable Natural Heritage
- 6304NATSCI: Coastal and Marine Management
- 7109NATSCI: Wildlife Conservation

In addition to my teaching duties I am also a Personal Tutor for Level 3, 5 and 6 students

Degrees

2015, University of Liverpool, UK, PhD
2009, Liverpool Hope University, UK, BSc (Hons) Geography with Environmental Management

Publications

Highlighted publications

Axon SJ, Morrissey J, Aiesha R, Hillman J, Revez A, Lennon B, Salel M, Dunphy N, Boo E. 2018. The human factor: Classification of European community-based behaviour change initiatives Journal of Cleaner Production, 182 :567-586 >DOI >Link

Axon S. 2017. “Keeping the ball rolling”: Addressing the enablers of, and barriers to, sustainable lifestyles Journal of Environmental Psychology, 52 :11-25 >DOI

Axon S. 2016. "The Good Life": Engaging the public with community-based carbon reduction strategies Environmental Science and Policy, 66 :82-92 >DOI >Link

Journal article

Hillman J, Axon S, Morrissey J. 2018. Social enterprise as a potential niche innovation breakout for low carbon transition Energy Policy, 117 :445-456 >DOI

Axon SJ, Morrissey J, Aiesha R, Hillman J, Revez A, Lennon B, Salel M, Dunphy N, Boo E. 2018. The human factor: Classification of European community-based behaviour change initiatives Journal of Cleaner Production, 182 :567-586 >DOI >Link

Axon SJ, Chapman A, Light D. 2017. Stakeholder Engagement in Coastal Sustainability Transitions: An Emerging Research Agenda Regions, 308 :20-22 >DOI >Link

Axon S, Germond-Duret CV, Morrissey J. 2017. Coastal sustainability and the role of stakeholders in low-carbon transitions: a report from Liverpool, UK Regions, 308 :18-20 >DOI

Axon S. 2017. Relocation, relocation: perspectives on the spatio-temporal impacts of health services transitions GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL, 183 :272-284 >DOI >Link

Axon S. 2017. “Keeping the ball rolling”: Addressing the enablers of, and barriers to, sustainable lifestyles Journal of Environmental Psychology, 52 :11-25 >DOI

Axon S. 2016. "The Good Life": Engaging the public with community-based carbon reduction strategies Environmental Science and Policy, 66 :82-92 >DOI >Link

Axon S. 2016. "It's second nature": Sustaining public engagements with addressing climate change at the community level Michigan Journal of Sustainability, 4 :61-79

Axon S. 2016. Sustaining public engagement with addressing climate change and the role of social solutions International Journal of Sustainable Society, 8 :185-205

Speake J, Axon S. 2012. "I Never Use 'Maps' Anymore": Engaging with Sat Nay Technologies and the Implications for Cartographic Literacy and Spatial Awareness The Cartographic Journal, 49 :326-336 >DOI >Link

Axon S, Speake J, Crawford K. 2012. 'At the next junction, turn left': Attitudes towards Sat Nav use Area, 44 :170-177 >DOI >Link

Axon S. 2010. Addressing climate change and the role of technological solutions Human Geographies: Journal of Studies and Research in Human Geography, 4 :43-52 >Link

Conference publication

Hillman J, Axon S, Morrissey J. Social Enterprise as an Engine for Sustainability Transition 22nd International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Coastal sustainability transitions and challenges for the low-carbon agenda: The case of Liverpool, UK, Sustainability Transitions in the Coastal Zone, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, US, Oral presentation

Coastal sustainability transitions and challenges for the low-carbon agenda: The case of Liverpool, UK, Sustainability Transitions in the Coastal Zone, New Haven, US, Oral presentation

External committees:

Planning and Environment Research Group, Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers), Secretary

Membership of professional bodies:

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Member, Sustainable Development Research Network

Member, Sustainability Transitions Research Network

Fellow, Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)

Teaching qualification:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy