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Professor and Founding Fellow at the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance, Dalhousie University

Dr. Larry Hughes is a Founding Fellow in the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance and a professor at Dalhousie University. His research focuses on energy security in energy systems, energy transformation, and climate change.

Dr. Hughes has published widely, both in academic journals such as Applied Energy, Energy, and Energy Policy, and in the mainstream media, such as the Globe and Mail and Policy Options. He is often quoted in the mainstream media and his research has influenced corporate and government energy policy in Nova Scotia.

Between September 2015 and March 2016, he was a Visiting Professional at NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence in Vilnius, Lithuania.


  • –present
    Professor, Dalhousie University


  • 1987 
    University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, PhD / Computer Science