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Reader in Geography, University of Sussex

Dr David Ockwell is Reader in Geography at the University of Sussex and Deputy Director of Research in the ESRC STEPS Centre (where he also co-convenes the Centre’s climate and energy research domain and its Africa Sustainability Hub). He is also a Senior Research Fellow in the Sussex Energy Group and a Fellow of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. David sits on the board of the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network.

LATEST BOOK: Sustainable Energy for All: Innovation, technology and pro-poor green transformations
Chapters 1 and 6 free (open access) here:

LATEST PAPER (open access): Beyond technology and finance: pay-as-you-go sustainable energy access and theories of social change


  • –present
    Reader in Geography, The Sussex Energy Group, University of Sussex