Research Fellow in energy economics and policy, University of Leeds

I currently hold a postdoctoral research fellowship in low-carbon energy futures with the Realising Transition Pathways project http://www.bath.ac.uk/realisingtransitionpathways/, and the IBUILD infrastructure consortium https://research.ncl.ac.uk/ibuild/. My research is focussed on the technological, financial and governance challenges of transitioning to sustainable energy systems.

I am interested in the links between economics, energy, climate change and society. My work draws on quantitative and qualitative understandings of energy transitions. In particular I am interested in the role of cities and regions in delivering infrastructures compatible with low carbon futures. I have undertaken international work on urban emissions modelling, infrastructure finance and energy decarbonisation. I am interested in finding new ways of delivering secure, affordable and low-carbon energy systems at the city regional scale.

After completing my MSc I worked for over five years in environmental management, pollution prevention, climate policy and waste strategy in the public sector. I then undertook my PhD research on sustainable urban infrastructure at the University of Hull, investigating how cities can deliver low-carbon transport infrastructures.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Fellow in energy economics and policy, University of Leeds

Education

  • 2015 
    University of Hull, PhD