Abhishek Agarwal

Senior Lecturer, Energy Policy and Strategy, Robert Gordon University

Abhishek, a Senior Lecturer in Aberdeen Business School’s Department of Management, has contributed significantly to learning, teaching, researching, as well as consulting since 2004. He is currently responsible for coordinating a number of modules, including Energy Policy and the Environment, Energy Project and Renewable Energy Management, contributuing to MSc Energy Management, MBA Energy Business amd MBA Oil & Gas. Abhishek has been instrumental in leading the implementation and coordination of real world consultancy projects for the MSc Energy Management Programme by effectively liaising with energy industry senior managers.

Abhishek is a member of the IMaGeS Research Institute. His research and consultancy work is focused on strategy, planning and policy approaches shaping the energy sector, as well as more broadly on the integration of environmental, energy and resource efficiency perspective into the core strategies of businesses for their sustainable future. He is a proactive networker within all sectors of the energy industry and organizes and attends energy industry events on a regular basis. Abhishek represents Robert Gordon University on the Energy Network of Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce and he is member of the Energy North Skills Group, Nuclear Consulting Group and Energy Institute.

Recently, he accepted an invitation by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) to become a member of the external panel for Accreditation of Oil and Gas Postgraduate Programmes. Abhishek has travelled to over fifteen countries for study and work, and he is fluent in English, Hindi and Russian. Abhishek is also a recent recipient of the prestigious “Hind Rattan” award for Non-Resident Indians.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Energy Policy and Strategy, Robert Gordon University


  • 2011 
    Robert Gordon University, PhD
  • 2003 
    University of Aberdeen, MBA


  • 2014
    Key criteria for sustainable wind energy planning—lessons from an institutional perspective on the impact assessment literature, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
  • 2012
    Industrial Symbiosis: Testing the Boundaries and Advancing Knowledge, Journal of Industrial Ecology