Stefano Magariello

PhD Researcher

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Consumption and change

Stefano is a recipient of one of the Vice Chancellor's PhD Studentships, with a project on ‘Energising cities: Facilitating the low-carbon energy transition through local governments and governance’ (‘Energy Cities’ case study partner), supervised by Dr Chris Foulds.


Stefano joined GSI in 2018 as a PhD researcher. His current research focusses on policy-making practices and imaginaries towards the low carbon energy transition and the role of local and urban governments.

He holds a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Turin and he wrote a thesis about energy consumption, comfort and students’ agency in pro-environmental practices within a university building.

Prior to current research, he worked as research assistant at Department of Culture, Politics and Society of University of Turin on two projects about energy saving through ICT solutions in public buildings (municipality offices and universities) and on a qualitative research about littering practices and prevention in Italy.

In the same university, he also co-operated with the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Development and Territory Management and the group SoLaRS (Social sciences Laboratory for Research on Sustainable Energy).

Spoken Languages

  • Italian
  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Research interests

  • Energy consumption, pro-environmental and energy saving practices
  • Low carbon energy transition
  • Cities, urban government and local authorities
  • Local policy-making practices and socio-technical imaginaries towards energy transition 


  • BA Cross-Cultural Communication, University of Turin (Italy)
  • MSc Sociology, University of Turin (Italy)