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Rihab Khalid

Rihab Khalid

PhD Candidate

Socio-material constructs of domestic energy demand: A study of middle-class housing and household practices in Pakistan

Supervisor: Minna Sunnika-Blank

Office Phone: +447982919845

Research Interests

  • Social Practice Theory
  • Energy consumption
  • Human-centred energy use
  • Household and Housing practices
  • Social Architecture
  • Space and society
  • Socio-technical energy transitions

Key Publications


Khalid, R., Christensen, T.H., Gram-Hanssen, K., Friis, F., 2019. Time-shifting laundry practices in a smart grid perspective: a cross-cultural analysis of Pakistani and Danish middle-class households. Energy Efficiency.

Khalid, R., 2018. Are Our Houses Demanding More From Us? A Look At Increasing Electricity Consumption In Our Household Practices And Spatial Layouts. in ScienceTrends

Khalid, R., Sunikka-Blank, M., 2018. Coevolution of household practices and spatial layouts: a case of rising middle-class electricity consumption in the Global South. In The 5th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency (BEHAVE) 2018, Zurich.

Khalid, R., Sunikka-Blank, M., 2018. Evolving houses, demanding practices: A case of rising electricity consumption of the middle class in Pakistan. Build. Environ. 143, 293–305. 

Khalid, R., Sunikka-Blank, M., 2017, Homely social practices, uncanny electricity demands: Class, culture and material dynamics in Pakistan, Energy Research & Social Science, 34, 122-131.