Visiting Researcher, Centre for Solar Energy Research at Glyndwr University, and Energy Development Manager, University of Birmingham

Gavin Harper is Energy Development Manager for the Birmingham Energy Institute and Visiting Researcher for the Centre for Solar Energy Research at Glyndŵr University where he previously co-ordinated the solar stream of the Welsh Energy Sector Training programme.

His research concerns sustainable business models in the automotive industry.

Gavin read for his ESRC funded PhD at the Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability & Society, Cardiff University. He also holds an MBA from Keele University and Masters degrees from Cardiff University in Business Research Methods, Loughborough University in Renewable Energy Systems, and the University of East London in Sustainable Architecture.

He sits on the Advisory Council of the National Energy Foundation. He has been published internationally by Mc Graw-Hill, New York, with books translated into Chinese and Korean and Italian.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Visiting Researcher, Centre for Solar Energy Research, Glyndŵr University
  • 2015–present
    Energy Development Manager, Birmingham Energy Institute, University of Birmingham
  • 2013–2014
    WEST Programme Solar Stream Co-Ordinator, Centre for Solar Energy Research, Glyndŵr University
  • 2012–2014
    Associate, Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University
  • 2007–2012
    Doctoral Researcher, The ESRC Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability & Society

Education

  • 2014 
    Cardiff University, PhD
  • 2012 
    Keele University, MBA. Education Management
  • 2010 
    Loughborough University, MSc. Renewable Energy Systems Technology
  • 2009 
    Open University, BEng. (Hons) Engineering
  • 2008 
    Cardiff University, MSc. Social Science Research Methods
  • 2007 
    University of East London, MSc. Architecture: Advanced Environmental & Energy Studies
  • 2006 
    Open University, BSc. (Hons) Technology

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy