Dr Denise Wilkins
Postdoctoral Research Associate


I studied BSc Psychology at Loughborough University before obtaining my MSc in Psychological Research Methods at the University of Exeter. I completed a PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Exeter.

My most recent role is a research associate. I am currently working on the EPSRC funded project HoSEM: Household Supplier Energy Market, which aims to explore the possibility of new forms of peer-to-peer renewable energy markets, underpinned by distributed ledger technology.

More broadly, my research interests centre around the intersection between digital technology and society. In particular, how technology use shapes, and is shaped by, the social psychological concerns of technology users.

Beyond my own research, I enjoy being involved in strategies aimed at public engagement and widening participation in higher education.

Broad research specialisms:

  • social identity;
  • collective action;
  • renewable energy;
  • social media;
  • distributed ledger technology;


BSc (Hons) Psychology, Loughborough University
MSc Psychological Research Methods, University of Exeter
PhD Social Psychology, University of Exeter


Before my academic career I worked for the Civil Service; including the Department for Work and Pensions, and the Scottish Government. I have also worked in market research and the charity sector.

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Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1392 722444
AddressWashington Singer Laboratories
University of Exeter
Perry Road
Prince of Wales Road

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