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Professor of Sustainable Energy Business and Policy, University of Strathclyde

Matthew works as a Professor at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde Business School. His research examines the business models, policies and technologies necessary to accelerate the transition to a socially equitable, net-zero economy.

He is a co-investigator on UKRI’s £10m EnergyREV consortium on smart, locally led energy systems, as well as both the UK Energy Research Centre’s ‘Whole Person - Whole Place’ net-zero neighbourhood retrofit and Community Energy Finance projects. His work has been published across ‘Financial Times 50’ ranked journals and two books on innovation to accelerate the energy revolution. His work has also enjoyed extensive media coverage (e.g. BBC, Forbes) and he has also provided commentary for national media outlets like the i newspaper and The Conversation.

His work has led to him providing expert witness testament to parliamentary committees and been cited in government and parliamentary reports. He has written reports on behalf of the World Energy Council and sat on Scottish Power Energy Networks’ Customer Engagement Group to inform their five-year business plan for Ofgem’s RIIO-ED2. He is also a member of USwitch’s Green Tariff Accreditation Panel and Norfolk Community Energy Kickstarter’s Challenge Group. He is a council member of the British Institute of Energy Economics, chair and trustee of the community energy charity South Seeds and an Honorary Member of the Green Angel Syndicate. Finally, he is co-founder and host of the Local Zero podcast, which champions local action to tackle climate change and profiled as the Times Pod of the Week.


  • –present
    Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow of Technology and Innovation, Strathclyde University


  • 2012 
    University of Leeds, PhD