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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Geography, University of Exeter

Chad is a settler-scholar and former Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Geography and Planning) at Queen’s University. As a Research Associate, he continues to contribute to the CIHR-funded Achieving Strength, Health and Autonomy through Renewable Energy Development for the Future (A SHARED Future) project.

After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy and Analysis at Bowling Green State University in 2010, Chad went on to Western University where he completed his MA and PhD degrees in Geography (Environment and Sustainability) under the supervision of Dr. Jamie Baxter. As a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow, he studied wind energy policy and local development outcomes in rural communities of Ontario and Nova Scotia.

He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter in the UK where he is studying citizen engagement in smart local energy systems.


  • 2019–present
    Research associate, Queen's University
  • 2019–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Exeter
  • 2017–2019
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Queen's University


  • 2017 
    Western University, PhD (Geography, Environment and Sustainability)