Sabah Abdullah is currently a UQ Research Fellow teaching cost and benefit analysis and analysing affordability and reliability of energy services among Australian households. She is an environmental economist specializing in market and non-market valuation approaches with regards to energy and the environment.
Her current research projects examines the adoption of : 1) renewable energy technologies (RETs) including cost-effectiveness of RETs in advanced and developing countries and 2) pro-environment behaviour using behavioural economics/experimental economics approaches.
Sabah was Principal Investigator of a Marie Curie Research Fellowship, a European Commission-funded project entitled BIOCORE (Biodiversity conservation and valuation of coral reef goods and services under climate change) and was hosted at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Milan, Italy.
Sabah was also a former Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of the Basque Country and Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath (UK). She has previously worked on environment-energy policy issues with several multilateral institutions including: the World Bank, International Finance Corporation as well as governments and non-profit organizations.