About The Prospectory

PLEASE NOTE: Research Report on Infrared heating experience can be downloaded from here.

The Prospectory was set up in 2001 by Alison Kidd and Peter Williams. Alison is an experimental psychologist and Peter was a technical innovator. Sadly, Peter died of Motor Neurone Disease in 2019. Our ‘I’ve got an idea fund‘ is run in his memory.

The Prospectory carries out behavioural psychology and technology research projects. We are involved in a few collaborative research activities and also self-fund our own projects.

Our main interest is in experimenting with ways to……

  • Use less energy but have more fun
  •  Exploit local energy sources – sun, rain and wind,
  •  Benefit networks of local residents, visitors, businesses and communities, and
  • Explore and enjoy the irrationality of human behaviour.
Loading Knoydart

Transporting our trial rural Twizy from Eigg to Knoydart

Alongside Prospecting, Alison is a Director of  Talybont-on-Usk Energy and she and Peter were founding Directors of the Eco Travel Network which won the inaugural Green Transport Prize in Scotland in May 2013 and the Low Carbon Champions Award for Low Carbon Road Transport Initiative of the Year in September 2014. Alison is also a member of Larks and Ravens – an experimental arts group.

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