Martin Pullinger is Senior Researcher on the IDEAL project, based in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on how different everyday practices and lifestyles influence resource use and wellbeing, and on how digital technologies can be utilised to increase our understanding of those practices, and help support more sustainable practices. His PhD at the University of Edinburgh developed a new theoretical approach to understanding the impacts of working patterns on wellbeing and on energy use from household consumption. His subsequent work as a PDRA on the EPSRC-funded ARCC-Water project (www.arcc-water.org.uk) at Lancaster Environment Centre contributed to the development of new quantitative approaches to studying everyday practices and their resource use implications. He continues to develop and apply this approach in the IDEAL project to help understand the impact and effectiveness of feedback provided by the system.