Menu Close
Senior Research Fellow in Energy Transition Modelling, UCL

Dr Rachel Freeman is a Research Fellow at UCL's Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources, in the Energy Systems group. Rachel works on socio-technical energy transition modelling that will support the UK's transition to a low-carbon economy.

Rachel's research covers a range of topics related to sustainability including waste prevention, the rebound effect, resource efficiency, energy and carbon management in buildings and transport, energy demand response, re-distributed manufacturing, smart meters, and the relationships between natural capital and the rebound effect.

Rachel has given lectures and tutorials at the postgraduate and undergraduate levels in the following subjects: systems thinking methods for managers, system dynamics modelling, discrete event modelling, low-carbon transport and buildings, climate change mitigation.


  • 2018–present
    (Senior) Research Fellow, UCL, BSEER
  • 2016–2018
    Research associate, University Manchester
  • 2009–2015
    Research engineer/associate, University Bristol