Dr Matt Watson

| Books | Refereed research articles in journals | Chapters in books |
| Book reviews | Encyclopaedia entries | Other publications |

Books

Refereed research articles in journals

  • Foden, M, A Browne, D Evans, L Sharp, M Watson (2018) The water-energy-food nexus at home: New opportunities for policy interventions in household sustainability The Geographical Journal https://doi.org/10.1111/geoj.12257
    Holmes H, A Buckley, P Chiles, N Gregson, J Mawyin, A Krzywoszynska, M Watson (2018) Interdisciplinarity in transdisciplinary projects: circulating knowledges, practices and effects DiSP The Planning Review June 54.2/213
    Krzywoszynska, M Watson, A Buckley, P Chiles, N Gregson, H Holmes, A J Mawyin (2018) Opening up the participation laboratory: the co-creation of publics and futures in upstream participation Science Technology and Human Values OnlineFirst January 2018 doi.org/10.1177/0162243917752865
  • Kuijer, L. and Watson, M. (2017) ‘Processes of Change in Domestic Heat Demand’ Energy Research and Social Science, 28: 77-85
    doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2017.04.010 (OA)
  • Hope, A., Jones, C., Webb T., Watson, M. and Kaklamanou, D. ‘The role of compensatory beliefs in rationalizing environmentally detrimental behaviors’ Environment and Behaviour published online May 2017
    doi.org/10.1177/0013916517706730
  • Temenos, C., Nikolaeva, A., Schwanen, T., Cresswell, T., Sengers, F., Watson, M., Sheller, M. (2017) ‘Theorising Mobility Transitions’ Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies 7(1): 113–129
    doi.org/10.3167/TRANS.2017.070109
  • Krzywoszynska, A., Buckley, A., Birch, H., Watson, M., Chiles, P., Mawyin, J., Holmes, H., Gregson, N. (2016). Co-producing energy futures: impacts of participatory modelling. Building Research & Information, 3218 (August), 1–12.
    http://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2016.1211838
  • Shove, E., Watson, M., N. Spurling (2015) ‘Conceptualising connections: energy demand, infrastructures and social practices’ accepted January 2015 for special issue on Climate Change and Social Theory, of the European Journal of Social Theory 18 (3).
    doi: 10.1177/1368431015579964
    http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/85359
  • Lovelace, R, D Ballas, Watson, M. (2014) ‘A spatial microsimulation approach for the analysis of commuter patterns: from individual to regional levels’ Journal of Transport Geography, 34: 282-296
    doi: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2013.07.008
    http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/77369/
  • Watson, M. (2013) ‘Commentary III: Theories of Practice, Everyday Life and Design Futures’, invited peer reviewed commentary on special issue of ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction 20, 4, Article 26.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2509404.2509408
  • Watson M and A Meah (2013) ‘Food and waste: negotiating conflicting social anxieties into the practices of provisioning’, in Evans, D, Murcott, A and Campbell, H (eds) Waste Matters: New Perspectives of Food and Society, Sociological Review Monograph, Wiley-Blackwell 60 (S2) 102-120.
  • Meah A and Watson, M. (2013) ‘Cooking up consumer anxieties about ‘provenance’ and ‘ethics’. Why it sometimes matters where foods come from in domestic provisioning’ Food, Culture and Society, 16 (3): 495-512
    doi: 10.2752/175174413X13673466712001
    http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/85358/
  • Jackson P., Watson, M. and Piper, N. (2013). Locating anxiety in the social. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 16(1), 24-42.
    doi:10.1177/1367549412457480
  • Watson, M. (2012). How theories of practice can inform transition to a decarbonised transport system. Journal of Transport Geography, 24, 488-496.
    http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/74552/
    doi:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2012.04.002
  • Lane, R. and Watson, M. (2012, in press). The stewardship of things: Property and responsibility in the management of manufactured goods. Geoforum.
    http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/74553/
    doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2012.03.012
  • Everts, J., Lahr, M. and Watson, M. (2011). Theories of practice and geography. Erdkunde, 65(4), 323-334.
    http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/74615/
    doi:10.3112/erdkunde.2011.04.01
  • Lovelace, R., Beck, S., Watson, M. and Wild, A. (2011). Assessing the energy implications of replacing car trips with bicycle trips in Sheffield, UK. Energy Policy,  39(4), 2075-2087.
    http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/74630/
    doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2011.01.051
  • Meah, A. and Watson, M. (2011). Saints and slackers: challenging discourses about the decline of domestic cooking. Sociological Research Online, 16(2), 6.
    http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/74458/
    http://www.socresonline.org.uk/16/2/6.html
    doi:10.5153/sro.2341
  • Watson, M., Bulkeley, H. and Hudson, R. (2008). Unpicking Environmental Policy Integration: Tales from waste management. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 26(3), 481-498.
    http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/74631/
    doi:10.1068/c0510j
  • Watson, M. (2008). The Materials of Consumption. Journal of Consumer Culture, 8(1), 5-10.
    doi:10.1177/1469540507085668
  • Watson, M. and Shove, E. (2008). Product, competence, project and practice: DIY and the dynamics of craft consumption. Journal of Consumer Culture, 8(1), 69-89.
    http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/74632/
    doi:10.1177/1469540507085726
  • Bulkeley, H., Watson, M. and Hudson, R. (2007). Modes of Governing Municipal Waste. Environment and Planning A, 39(11), 2733-2753.
    doi:10.1068/a38269
  • Ingram, J., Shove, E. and Watson, M. (2007). Products and practices: selected concepts from science and technology studies and from social theories of consumption and practice. Design Issues, 23(2).
    doi:10.1162/desi.2007.23.2.3
  • Watson, M. and Bulkeley, H. (2005). Just Waste? Municipal waste management and the politics of environmental justice. Local Environment, 10(4), 411-426.
    doi:10.1080/13549830500160966
  • Bulkeley, H., Watson, M., Hudson, R. and Weaver, P. (2005). Governing Municipal Waste: towards a new analytical framework. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 7(1), 1-23.
    doi:10.1080/15239080500251700

Chapters in books

  • Shove E, F Trentmann, M Watson ‘Infrastructures in practice: the evolution of demand in networked societies’ in Infrastructures in practice: the evolution of demand in networked societies, Edited by Elizabeth Shove and Frank Trentmann, Routledge pp 17-23
  • Shove E, M Watson, F Trentmann, ‘Postscript: a word on the future’ in Infrastructures in practice: the evolution of demand in networked societies, Edited by Elizabeth Shove and Frank Trentmann, Routledge pp224-230
  • Watson, M. (2017) ‘Placing power in practice theory’ in A. Hui, Schatzki, T. and Shove, E. (eds) The Nexus of Practices: Connections, constellations and practitioners pp169-182. London: Routledge.
  • Watson, M. (2017) ‘Sustainable consumption and changes in practice’ in Keller, M., Halkier, B., Wilska, T. and Truninger, M. (eds), Routledge Handbook on Consumption pp343-252 London: Routledge.
  • Watson, M. (2013) ‘Building future systems of velomobility’ in Shove and Spurling (eds) Sustainable practice: social theory and climate change, pp. 117-131. London: Sage
  • Watson, M. and Lane, R. (2011). Mapping geographies of reuse in Sheffield and Melbourne. In: Lane, R. and Gorman-Murray, A. (eds.) Material Geographies of Household Sustainability. Ashgate, Farnham. 133-156. ISBN: 9781409408154
  • Watson, M. (2009). Waste Management. In: Kitchin, R. and Thrift, N. (eds.) International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography, Volume 12. Elsevier, Oxford. 195–200.
  • Watson, M. (2003). Performing place in nature reserves. In: Szerzynski, B., Heim, W. and Waterton, C. (eds.) Nature Performed: Environment, Culture and Performance. Blackwell, Oxford. 145-160.

Invited book reviews

  • Watson M. (2012). Invited review of Goodman, M.K., Goodman, D. and Redclift, M. (eds.) Consuming Space. Placing Consumption in Perspective, Progress in Human Geography, 36(4), 556-558.
  • Watson, M. (2009). Invited extended review of S Turkle (ed.) (2007) Evocative Objects: Things We Think With; (2008) Falling for Science: Objects in Mind and (2008) The Inner History of Devices, MIT Press. Journal of Design History, 22, 413-416.
  • Watson, M. (2006). Book Review: The Standard of Living: The Measure of the Middle Class in Modern America. Journal of Consumer Culture, 6(1), 144-146.
    doi:10.1177/146954050600600108
  • Watson, M. (2000). Invited review of T C Smout (2000) Nature Contested. Environmental History in Scotland and Northern England since 1600. Landscape Research, 25, 181-182.
  • Watson, M. (1999). Invited review of Tim Hayward (1998) Political Theory and Ecological Values. Gender, Place and Culture, 6(4), 444-445.

Encyclopaedia entries

  • Watson, M. (2012). Household Waste Recycling. In: Smith, S.J, Elsinga, M., Fox O'Mahony, L., Eng, O.S. and Wachter, S. (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, Volume 3 , 234-238. Elsevier, Oxford.
  • Watson, M. (2012). Do-it-yourself. In: Smith, S.J, Elsinga, M., Fox O'Mahony, L., Eng, O.S. and Wachter, S. (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, Volume 1, 371-375. Elsevier, Oxford.
  • Watson, M. (2011). Ordinary Consumption. In: Southerton, D. (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Consumer Culture, Volume 2, 1062-1064. Sage, London.
  • Watson, M. (2011). Do it yourself. In: Southerton, D. (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Consumer Culture, Volume 1, 469-471. Sage, London.
  • Watson, M. (2011). De-skilling, re-skilling and up-skilling. In: Southerton, D. (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Consumer Culture, Volume 1, 445-447. Sage, London.
  • Watson, M. (2011). Appropriation. In: Southerton, D. (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Consumer Culture, Volume 1, 58-60. Sage, London.
  • Watson, M. (2009). Waste Management. In: Kitchin, R. and Thrift, N. (eds.) International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography, Volume 1, 195–200. Elsevier, Oxford.

Reports and other publications

  • Hoolohan, C, A Browne, D Evans, M Foden, L Sharp, M Watson (2018) Change Points: A toolkit for designing interventions that unlock unsustainable practices. The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. changepoints.net/the-change-points-toolkit/
  • Watson, M, A Browne, D Evans, M Foden, L Sharp (2017) Final report for the Reshaping the Domestic Nexus project https://thenexusnetwork.org/reshaping-the-domestic-nexus-final-reports/
  • Foden, M, A Browne, D Evans, L Sharp, M Watson (2017) Energy use, flexibility and domestic food practices: implications for policy and intervention University of Sheffield, UK.
  • changepoints.net/reports DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.16398.46405
  • Foden, M, A Browne, D Evans, L Sharp, M Watson (2017) Food waste and kitchen practices: implications for policy and intervention University of Sheffield, UK.
  • changepoints.net/reports doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.23212.56960
  • Foden, M, A Browne, D Evans, L Sharp, M Watson (2017) Fats, oils, grease and kitchen practices: implications for policy and intervention University of Sheffield, UK.
  • changepoints.net/reports doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.13146.24005.
  • Foden, M, A Browne, D Evans, L Sharp, M Watson (2017) Food waste, food safety and kitchen practices: implications for policy and intervention University of Sheffield, UK.
  • changepoints.net/reports doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.10747.62243
  • Watson, M, A Browne, D Evans, P Jackson, L Sharp, D Southerton, A Warde The Domestic Nexus: interrogating the interlinked practices of water, energy and food consumption Final report for the Nexus Network January 2016 available at
    http://www.thenexusnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/DomesticNexusReport_webv.pdf
  •  Watson, M and Southerton, D Multi-Level Perspective and Theories of Practice: a mistaken controversy?, Invited ‘controversy’ discussion Forum Vies Mobile
    http://en.forumviesmobiles.org/arguing/2015/11/24/multi-level-perspective-and-theories-practice-mistaken-controversy-3045
  • Watson, M (2015) ‘Built stuff and systems of practice’. In: Foulds, C., Jensen, C.L., Blue, S. and Morosanu, R. (Eds.) Practices, the Built Environment and Sustainability – Responses to the Thinking Note Collection. Cambridge, Copenhagen, London: GSI, DIST, BSA CCSG.
  • Shove E and Watson M (2015) No more meters? Let’s make energy a service, not a commodity The Conversation April 2015
    http://theconversation.com/no-more-meters-lets-make-energy-a-service-not-a-commodity-40207
  • Watson M (2014) Placing power in practice theories DEMAND working paper 6
    http://www.demand.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/wp6-watson.pdf
  • Mawyin J A, Kryzwoszynska A, Buckley A, Gregson N, Watson M, Holmes H, Chiles P and Lidzey D (2013) ‘Development of community led renewable energy projects’ Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Watson, M. (2008). Inquiry Based Learning and University Geography Teaching.
    Online PDF version
  • Watson, M. (2008). Review of literature and research on public attitudes, perceptions and behaviour relating to remanufactured, repaired and reused products. Report for the Centre for Remanufacturing and Reuse.
    http://www.remanufacturing.org.uk/pdf/report_on_public_attitudes_perceptions_and_behaviour_relating_to_remanufactured_repaired_and_reused_products.pdf
  • Medd, W., Watson, M., Olsen, E. and Hopkins, P. (2007). Cultural diversity, social practice and sustainable water management. Report to the Greater London Authority.
    http://legacy.london.gov.uk/mayor/environment/water/docs/cultural-diversity-water-management.rtf
  • Watson, M. and Shove, E. (2006). Materialising Consumption: Products, Projects and the Dynamics of Practice. Cultures of Consumption Working Paper 030, Birkbeck College, London.
    http://www.consume.bbk.ac.uk/working_papers/WatsonMaterialising consumption.pdf
  • Bulkeley, H., Askins, K., Watson, M., Hudson, R. and Weaver, P. (2005). Governing waste sustainably – challenges and opportunities, Final project report, Durham University.
  • Bulkeley, H., Askins, K., Watson, M., Hudson, R. and Weaver, P. (2005). Managing Waste Sustainably: challenges and opportunities for the North East of England, Durham University.
  • Watson, M. and Bulkeley, H. (2004). Governing sustainable waste management: interim findings summary, Durham University.
  • Watson, M. and Bulkeley, H. (2004). Governing sustainable waste management, Newcastle case study report, Durham University.
  • Watson, M. and Bulkeley, H. (2004). Governing sustainable waste management, Durham case study report, Durham University.
  • Bulkeley, H. and Watson, M. (2004). Governing sustainable waste management, Stockton case study report, Durham University.