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Clare Richardson-Barlow

Research Fellow in Industrial Decarbonisation, University of Leeds

Dr. Richardson-Barlow is a researcher at the University of Leeds where she examines industrial decarbonisation from a political economy perspective and teaches on Asia-Pacific political economy topics. Clare is an interdisciplinary social scientist whose research and teaching explores energy policy, political economy, and energy governance. Clare has over 10 years' experience researching and working as a political economist with a focus on energy transitions and climate compatible development in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America.  Most recently Dr. Richardson-Barlow was awarded a British Academy grant for exploring just energy transitions in the Asia-Pacific, with a focus on disturbed energy systems in ASEAN. Dr. Richardson-Barlow currently serves as a Non-Resident Fellow for NBR where she provides expertise related to energy policy, energy transitions, and the political economy of decarbonisation.


  • –present
    Research Fellow, Industrial Decarbonisation, University of Leeds


  • 2020 
    University of Leeds, PhD