Biography

I am a Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA. I am also a researcher in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research for which I jointly coordinate the Accelerating Social Transformation research theme.

My research interests lie at the intersection between innovation, behaviour and policy in the field of energy and climate change mitigation. I work both at a systems level on scenarios and modelling of climate change mitigation transformation pathways, and at a micro level on consumer innovations, technology adoption and pro-environmental behaviour.

I joined the Tyndall Centre and UEA in September 2010 from the London School of Economics where I was a teaching fellow. I have a PhD from the University of British Columbia in Canada on the social and behavioural determinants of energy use. Prior to my PhD, I worked for a number of years in the private sector in both renewable energy finance and climate change policy.

Career

  • 2010 - current: Professor (formerly Reader) in Energy and Climate Change, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia.
  • 2009 - 2010: Teaching Fellow, Department of Geography & Environment, London School of Economics.
  • 2008 - 2009: Post-Doctoral Researcher, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria), and Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden).
  • 2004 - 2008: PhD in Resource Management and Environmental Sustainability, University of British Columbia (Canada).
  • 1994 - 2004: Various private sector roles in energy finance and climate policy. 

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