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Sheridan Few

Lecturer in Urban Energy Systems, University of Leeds

Dr Sheridan Few is a Lecturer in Urban Energy Systems at the University of Leeds. His research focuses on energy, transport, decision making, and climate change mitigation. Sheridan's background is in energy modelling and he is particularly interested in the role that models play in shaping decisions, whose world views these models represent, and what may be missing in those. His motivation is to catalyse transformative change to a just low carbon energy system.

Sheridan previously worked as a Research Fellow in Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty, developing practical steps to better account for uncertainty in planning, including through incorporating flexible approaches, and plans which are robust to a wide range of possible futures.

Before joining the University of Leeds, Sheridan was a Research Associate at the Imperial College London’s Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, working to understand how to design and operate low carbon electricity systems across UK and energy access contexts. Sheridan also used integrated assessment models to calculate global energy system pathways towards ambitious climate targets, and conducted expert interviews to understand cost and performance trajectories of energy storage technologies, and to understand their role in the UK electricity system.

Sheridan completed his PhD on computational modelling of organic photovoltaic materials in the Physics department of Imperial College London in 2015, worked with Solar Press (now part of SPECIFIC) to scale up production of organic photovoltaic devices, and completed a BA in Physics at the University of Oxford in 2009.


  • 2023–present
    Lecturer in Urban Energy Systems , University of Leeds
  • 2020–2022
    Research Fellow in Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty, University of Leeds
  • 2015–2021
    Research Associate in Mitigation Technologies, Grantham Institute, Imperial College London


  • 2015 
    Imperial College London, PhD / Physics of Solar Cells