Dick’s research lies within several adjacent fields, such as energy systems, infrastructure studies and urban and regional planning, from an interdisciplinary perspective with focus on sustainability. His main interests concern transitions of energy systems and the effect that infrastructure have on this development. Several factors limit the development paths and through inter-disciplinary research, Dick makes them visible.
Within the JPI project, Dick focuses on grassroots movements for small-scale energy production in Sweden. These are often run as energy cooperatives and in the project these initiatives are mapped in order to understand development, networks, activities and mobilization.