Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Paul Ekins

Director, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, UCL at Conference Chair

Paul Ekins has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of London and is Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy and Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources at University College London. He is also Deputy Director of the UK Energy Research Centre. He ...
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Charles Hendry

Former Energy Minister

Charles Hendry was Conservative Member of Parliament for Wealden from 2001 to 2015 and was Minister of State for Energy from May 2010 until September 2012. He was previously the Conservative Party’s spokesman on energy issues, holding the portfolio longer than any previous Minister. After ...
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Victoria MacGregor

Director of Energy at Citizens Advice

Victoria MacGregor is Director of Energy at Citizens Advice, the leading advice provider in the country and the statutory energy consumer advocate. She joined Citizens Advice in July 2016 and brings a unique combination of industry and front line experience to the role. Prior to ...
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Philip New

CEO at Energy Systems Catapult

Philip is the Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Systems Catapult, part of a network of world-leading centres set up by the UK Government to transform the UK’s capability for innovation and help drive future economic growth. The Energy Systems Catapult was established in April ...
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Barbara Hammond

CEO at Low Carbon Hub

CEO - Board Member of The Low Carbon Hub IPS & CIC Barbara’s 25-year career in sustainable development and energy, including stints in local government, central government, the private sector and academia, gives her a very unusual ability to network across all of those sectors ...
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Peter Bance

CEO at Origami Energy

With a background in physical sciences and a passion for business, Peter has spent his career focused on building high growth ventures and technology commercialisation, primarily in the cleantech sector. He was CEO of a combined heat and power business that he took public on ...
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Adrian Gault

Chief Ecomomist at The Committee on Climate Change and BIEE Chair 2018

Adrian joined the secretariat of the Committee on Climate Change in May 2009, where he is responsible for analytical work looking at UK greenhouse gas emission reduction potential and costs. He was Acting Chief Executive of the Committee from July 2017-April 2018. Recentlly, the Committee’s ...
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Basil Scarsella

CEO at UK Power Networks

Basil Scarsella is the Chief Executive Officer of UK Power Networks, owned by the Cheung Kong Group, which is the largest Distribution Network Operator in the UK, distributing electricity to over eight million homes and businesses across London, the South East and East of England. ...
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Mike Keoghan

Chief Economic Adviser at Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

Mike Keoghan joined as Chief Economic Adviser in January 2018. From 2011 he was Director of Further Education in BIS/DfE, where he oversaw the Apprenticeship programme and post-19 education. He has over 20 years' experience in economic policy covering macroeconomics, regional and industrial policy, and ...
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Jeff Hardy

Imperial College London

Dr Jeffrey Hardy is a Senior Research Fellow at the Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London, where he researches energy market transformation, innovative business models. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Public Power Solutions, a wholly-owned company of ...
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Lawrence Orsini

Founder and CEO at LO3 Energy

Lawrence Orsini is the founder of LO3 Energy, a groundbreaking energy and tech company working on innovative new hardware and software products within the emerging distributed energy and computation industry. His wide range of experience in the energy sector ranges from the development of policy ...
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Kingsmill Bond

Carbon Tracker

Kingsmill Bond is the New Energy Strategist for Carbon Tracker, and part of the investor outreach team. His role is to communicate to investors the dramatic implications of the energy transition. He believes that this revolution is the most important driver of financial markets and ...
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Angie Boakes

Manager, Electric Mobility at Shell

Angie Boakes, General Manager, Electric Mobility within Shell’s New Energies business is responsible for the development and delivery of initiatives which arise from the increasing shift to electrification in transport. Angie has been involved in the world of Electric Mobility since 2013 – perhaps a ...
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Jonathan Thurlwell

Managing Principal at IPA Advisory


Joe Perkins

Chief Economist at OFGEM

Joe Perkins is chief economist and partner for analysis. He is responsible for Ofgem’s analytical strategy and quality assurance, and analysis of potential energy sector developments. He leads Ofgem’s economics profession, promoting the quality of economic analysis across Ofgem, and represents Ofgem economics in external ...
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Juliet Davenport

CEO at Good Energy Group

Once upon a time, there was a great storm. It was 1987 and Juliet Davenport was sat in an Oxford University library as a student, pondering climate physics. It was here that Juliet’s passion for climate change, environment and, ultimately, energy began. Fast forward and ...
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Jenny Saunders

Jenny Saunders was Chief Executive of National Energy Action from 2007 to 2017, and prior to that was its Director of Communications. She has a number of public sector advisory roles, on the government's Fuel Poverty Advisory Group, at Northern Powergrid where she is a ...
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Nick Eyre

Director CREDS at Nick Eyre

Nick Eyre is Professor of Energy and Climate Policy, and a Jackson Senior Research Fellow in Energy at the ECI and Oriel College. Nick is Director of the UK Centre for Research on Energy Demand, which began on 1st April 2018. As part of this ...
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Women in Energy Session

Catherine Mitchell

Professor of Energy Policy at University of Exeter

Catherine Mitchell is Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Exeter. Previously she worked at the Universities of Warwick, Sussex and California, Berkeley. She holds a PhD from SPRU, Sussex University in Technology and Innovation Policy. Catherine is currently working on an Established Career ...
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Juliet Davenport

CEO at Good Energy Group

Once upon a time, there was a great storm. It was 1987 and Juliet Davenport was sat in an Oxford University library as a student, pondering climate physics. It was here that Juliet’s passion for climate change, environment and, ultimately, energy began. Fast forward and ...
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Vivienne Geard

Deputy Director, Head Energy Efficiency & Heat Analysis at BEIS

Vivienne has worked as a government economist for 16 years in a variety of roles. Over last 13 years she has worked on various energy and climate change issues including electricity generation investment dynamics and security of supply; climate change and carbon markets. In her ...
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Barbara Vest

Special Advisor at Energy UK

Barbara Vest is a Special Advisor (former Director of Generation at Energy UK). Barbara has outstanding contacts and experience throughout the energy industry having worked in the supply business of Northern Electric and at Yorkshire Electricity. She has also held the post of Regulatory Affairs ...
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Dinner Speakers

Dr Joanne Wade

Deputy Director at The Association for Decentralised Energy

Joanne is Chief Executive of the Association for the Conservation of Energy and will become Deputy Director of the ADE when the two organisations merge. She has over 30 years’ experience in the sustainable energy sector, working previously as a freelance consultant; a Director of ...
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Volker Beckers

Chairman Cornwall Insight

Volker Beckers graduated from Cologne University in Economics/Business Administration. With more than 20 years’ senior experience within the energy industry, he has a comprehensive knowledge of European energy markets. Volker was Group CEO, RWE Npower plc until the end of 2012 and prior to this, ...
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First Parallel Session Speakers

Timur Yunusov

Postdoctoral Research Assistant at University of Reading

Timur Yunusov is a research assistant on the DEePRED project. He has acquired PhD (2014) and MEng (2010) from the University of Reading. Timur has previously worked as a post-doctoral research assistant for a Low Carbon Network Fund project, focusing on application of energy storage ...
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David Deller

Senior Research Associate at Centre for Competition Policy

I am Senior Research Associate who has been working at the Centre for Competition Policy at the University of East Anglia since 2013. I have a PhD in Economics from the University of Essex and my work specialises in consumer behaviour and affordability issues in ...
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Chris Harris

head of regulation at npower

Chris is head of regulation at npower. He has PhDs in fracture mechanics and regulatory economics. He was Visiting Professor of Sustainable Power Distribution at Bath University and Honorary Fellow of Energy Policy at Exeter university. He is Executive Fellow, Decision Science at London Business ...
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Vivienne Geard

Deputy Director, Head Energy Efficiency & Heat Analysis at BEIS

Vivienne has worked as a government economist for 16 years in a variety of roles. Over last 13 years she has worked on various energy and climate change issues including electricity generation investment dynamics and security of supply; climate change and carbon markets. In her ...
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Penelope Buckley

PhD Candidate at Grenoble Applied Economics Laboratory

I’m Penelope Buckley and I’m currently completing my PhD at the Université Grenoble Alpes with Grenoble Applied Economics Laboratory. My thesis is on “Dynamic pricing and smart meters: An experimental analysis of household electricity consuming behaviour”. I use methods from experimental and behavioural economics to ...
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Joachim Geske

Research Associate at Imperial College

Dr. Joachim Geske is energy economist at Imperial College Business School (London, UK). Joachim received his diploma in economics at the University of Bonn. He wrote his PhD thesis at the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) analyzing the economic processes following the German reunification. ...
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Catarina Araya Cardoso

lecturer at Westminster Business School

An economist with over 15 years work and research experience, Catarina has been teaching energy policy at the University of Westminster for the last two years. She has an Mphil from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the London School of Economics, where ...
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Karoline Rogge

Senior Lecturer & Senior Researcher at SPRU, University of Sussex


Fiona Brocklehurst

Sustainable Energy Consultant at Ballarat Consulting

Fiona Brocklehurst has worked in renewable energy and efficiency for over 25 years, initially for a consultancy providing support to the UK Government. For the last 10 years she has worked as an independent consultant providing expertise to Government departments (Australia, UK, USA) and international ...
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Cristina Penasco

Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Cambridge

Dr Cristina Peñasco is a visiting Fellow in the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG). She joined the Department of Land Economy in November 2017 after six months in the Department of Politics and International Studies, also at the University of ...
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Tina Fawcett

Senior Researcher at University of Oxford

Tina Fawcett's research concerns energy use by households and organisations, and uses a multi-disciplinary approach to understand current patterns of use and to identify opportunities for reducing energy use and carbon emissions.

Jim Watson

Director of UK Energy Research Centre at UKERC

Professor Jim Watson is Director of the UK Energy Research Centre and a Professor of Energy Policy at University College London, and an Associate with SPRU, University of Sussex. Before joining University College London, Jim was based at SPRU from 1993 – 2018, where he ...
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Rachel Bray

Research Fellow at University of Exeter

I spent most of my career as a Planning Policy Officer, developing all aspects of planning policy in Cornwall, but with an interest in social policy – affordable housing, social inclusion, fuel poverty, transport, health and crime. I am particularly interested in understanding how strategic ...
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Dr Christoph Mazur

Research Fellow at Imperial College

I am a Research Fellow at the Imperial College London, and am working on a project called Smart Sustainable Districts (by Climate-KIC) where I focus on the integration of different work streams in transport, energy, waste and well-being to improve city district. Leading collaborative urban ...
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Luis Boscan

Postdoctoral Researcher in Energy Economics at University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

Luis Boscán is Postdoctoral Researcher in Energy Economics at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) - Campus Esbjerg, where he is affiliated with the Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics and the Energy Management Research Center. Prior to this, Dr. Boscan was affiliated with ...
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Jonathan Thurlwell

Managing Principal at IPA Advisory


R Hoggett

Research Manager, Energy Policy at University of Exeter

Richard Hoggett is the Research Manager for the IGov project within the Energy Policy Group at the University of Exeter. He currently works on the relationship between energy governance and system change and his research interests include the changing role of people within energy systems; ...
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Rebecca Willis

Independent Researcher at Independent


Catherine Mitchell

Professor of Energy Policy at University of Exeter

Catherine Mitchell is Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Exeter. Previously she worked at the Universities of Warwick, Sussex and California, Berkeley. She holds a PhD from SPRU, Sussex University in Technology and Innovation Policy. Catherine is currently working on an Established Career ...
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Simon Roberts

Chief Executive at Centre for Sustainable Energy


Ragne Low

Principal Knowledge Exchange Fellow at Centre for Energy Policy

Ragne is Principal Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Centre for Energy Policy, University of Strathclyde. She has responsibility for research impact and external engagement, working across academic and policy communities to bring research insights and evidence into policy processes. Ragne has been working in the ...
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Emilia Melville

Project worker at Carbon Coop


Neil Strachan

Professor of Energy Economics and Modelling at University College London

Professor Neil Strachan is an interdisciplinary energy economist. He is the Director of the University College London UCL Energy Institute (www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/energy), where he is Professor of Energy Economics and Modelling. He received his PhD in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in 2000. ...
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Stephen Hall

University Academic Fellow at University of Leeds


Amy O'Mahoney

Head of Research and Horizon Scanning at Ofgem


Sophie Heald

Project Manager at Cambridge Econometrics

Sophie Heald is a Project Manager in the Energy Modelling team at Cambridge Econometrics. She specialises in the use of economic and econometric modelling for the assessment of energy and climate policy and has managed a number of projects to assess the economic and environmental ...
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Second Parallel Session Speakers

Peter Taylor

Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems at University of Leeds

Peter Taylor holds a Chair in Sustainable Energy Systems at the University of Leeds where he leads interdisciplinary research that addresses the challenges of accelerating the transition to a sustainable low-carbon energy system. He is a member of a number of high-profile RCUK research centres ...
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Yael Parag

IDC

Dr. Yael Parag is the Vice Dean of the IDC’s School of Sustainability. She holds a BSc degree in biology, and MA and PhD degrees in social sciences. Between 2005 and 2011 she was a researcher in the Environmental Change Institute (ECI), at the University ...
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Nicolette Fox

Research Fellow at Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex

As a researcher I am interested in exploring questions of engaging with communities around resource issues and the potential for co-producing creative outputs. Additionally, I am also looking at methodological questions concerning conducting academic studies within disadvantaged communities in this country. My doctoral research at ...
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Matthew Leach

Professor of Energy & Environmental Systems at Centre for Environment and Sustainability, University of Surrey

Matthew Leach has more than thirty years experience of the challenges in delivering secure and sustainable energy services. Following 12 years as a member of staff at Imperial he joined CES in 2007 and was Director of the Centre from 2008 to 2015. An engineer ...
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Sophie Heald

Project Manager at Cambridge Econometrics

Sophie Heald is a Project Manager in the Energy Modelling team at Cambridge Econometrics. She specialises in the use of economic and econometric modelling for the assessment of energy and climate policy and has managed a number of projects to assess the economic and environmental ...
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Ali Alderete

Researcher at Cranfield University

Ali Alderete moved to England from Mexico. He studied a master’s in Economics for Natural Resources and Environmental Management at Cranfield University, where he applied his analytical skills to the study of renewable energy. His passion for the computational models and sustainability led him into ...
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Wolf-Peter Schill

Deputy head of department at DIW Berlin

Dr. Wolf-Peter Schill is a research associate (tenure) in the Department Energy, Transportation, Environment at DIW Berlin. His areas of expertise are power market modelling, renewable energy integration, energy storage, sector coupling, and electric vehicles. Wolf has worked in various research projects supported by the ...
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Peter Connor

Senior Lecturer in Renewable Energy Policy at University of Exeter

Dr Peter Connor is a Senior Lecturer in Renewable Energy Policy at the University of Exeter. Peter researches and teaches in the design and implementation of policy and regulatory mechanism to support renewable energy sources of both electricity and heat within the UK and amongst ...
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André Hackbarth

Research Associate at Reutlingen University - Reutlingen Energy Center for Distributed Energy Systems

André Hackbarth is research associate at the Reutlingen Energy Center for Distributed Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency since 2015. Before joining Reutlingen University, he received his economics degree from Heidelberg University and was research associate at the Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior, ...
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Lynne Kiesling

Associate Director, Purdue University Research Center in Economics at Purdue University

I am a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Purdue University and the Associate Director of the Purdue University Research Center in Economics. I was recently an Associate Professor of Instruction in the Department of Economics at Northwestern University, where I was ...
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Alexandra Schneiders

Research Associate at University College London, Energy Institute

Alexandra Schneiders is a Research Associate at the University College London's Energy Institute. She is currently researching the regulatory requirements for the acceptability of peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading and demand side management through blockchains. More broadly, she is interested in the interaction between industry, government ...
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David Shipworth

Chair: Demand Side Management TCP & Professor of Energy and the Built Environment at University college London


Penelope Buckley

PhD Candidate at Grenoble Applied Economics Laboratory

I’m Penelope Buckley and I’m currently completing my PhD at the Université Grenoble Alpes with Grenoble Applied Economics Laboratory. My thesis is on “Dynamic pricing and smart meters: An experimental analysis of household electricity consuming behaviour”. I use methods from experimental and behavioural economics to ...
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Niall Kerr

Research Fellow - Energy Policy Effectiveness at University of Edinburgh

I'm an interdisciplinary energy researcher with a background in social and political science, and economics. I currently work as the Research Fellow on the 'Energy Policy Effectiveness' project, developing a dedicated method for Scottish energy policy assessment based on systematic evidence review methods. Twitter: https://twitter.com/climatexchange_?lang=en

Daire McCoy

Research Officer at Grantham Research Institute, LSE

Daire’s research focuses on energy efficiency and demand modelling, technology adoption, fuel poverty, and policy design and evaluation. He is currently principal investigator of a European Investment Bank funded project evaluating energy efficiency policy in the residential sector in the UK, France, and Germany. This ...
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Tony Dicicco

BIEE

Tony Dicicco has worked in the energy industry for over 25 years, including roles in energy trading, strategy, policy and regulation. Tony has worked for 3 of the 6 largest energy suppliers in Britain and joined the Energy Technologies Institute in 2013. He was transferred ...
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Eoghan O'Neill

PhD Student at University of Cambridge

Eoghan is a second year PhD student of Economics at the University of Cambridge. He previously obtained an MPhil in Economic Research at Cambridge and studied Mathematics and Economics at Trinity College Dublin for his undergraduate degree. His current research project is titled “Estimation of ...
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Philip O'Donnell

Head of Policy Analysis at Which?

Philip O'Donnell is the Head of Policy Analysis at Which?, leading a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and analysts to support the Policy team and wider advocacy functions. He is an economist by background, having studied at the London School of Economics, and worked for many ...
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Peter Bradley

Senior Lecturer in Economics at University of the West of England

Peter is Senior Lecturer in Economics and currently principal investigator of the 'Understanding and assessing business models for sustainability' project. His research looks to explore sustainability related research using empirical evidence based approaches and building on this to develop new conceptualisation. A range of theories ...
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Peter Stewart

Chief Energy Analyst at Interfax

Peter Stewart is Chief Energy Analyst with Interfax Global Energy and runs his own consultancy firm Resource Economist Ltd which provides training, mentoring and mediation services. Peter was previously Chief Economist and Principal Consultant with KBC Energy Economics, which he joined in September 2007 after ...
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Paul Appleby

Senior Advisor, Long Term Scenarios at BP

Paul has spent 34 years applying economics to business problems in a variety of roles in BP. He also moonlights as a lecturer on oil and gas economics at Surrey University. Before BP, he served as an ODI Fellow in Malawi working on rural water ...
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Nick Ellins

Chief Executive at Energy and Utility Skills Partnership

Nick Ellins is Chief Executive of Energy & Utility Skills Group. Nick has over 25 years’ experience in the utility industry, working in a variety of management roles across commercial, operations and UK and European policy areas. Prior roles to this include Deputy CEO of ...
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Nicola McCheyne

Head of Ideas Lab, Centrica Innovations at Centrica


Deane Somerville

Knowledge Service at Energy Institute

Deane joined the Energy Institute (EI) in 2013, following environmental consulting work and completing an MSc in energy technology. He heads up the EI’s Knowledge Service, which supports energy professionals, policymakers and the wider public with science-based, system-spanning energy information and insight. This includes production ...
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Third Parallel Session Speakers

Russell McKenna

Group Leader for Renewables and Efficiency at Chair of Energy Economics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Russell McKenna is Head of Group for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency at the Chair of Energy Economics, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), Germany. He holds a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering with German from the University of Bath, UK, where he subsequently obtained his ...
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Phil Grunewald

Oxford

Phil is Deputy Director of Energy Research at the University of Oxford and holds an EPSRC fellowship for the understanding of electricity use.His PhD at Imperial College London explored the future role of electricity storage in low carbon energy systems. Since 2013 he has worked ...
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Paolo Agnolucci

UCL

Paolo is an academic with a strong interest in the application of quantitative methods in fields including energy and the environment. He has worked in the private sector and acted as a consultant to several institutions and private clients, especially the European Commission and the ...
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Peter Taylor

Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems at University of Leeds

Peter Taylor holds a Chair in Sustainable Energy Systems at the University of Leeds where he leads interdisciplinary research that addresses the challenges of accelerating the transition to a sustainable low-carbon energy system. He is a member of a number of high-profile RCUK research centres ...
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Helen Roby

Research Fellow at Coventry University

Dr Helen Roby is a Research Fellow within the Centre for Business in Society in the Faculty of Business and Law at Coventry University. Her interests lie in the area of consumer behaviours, particularly in relation to sustainable practices. Her research work has been in ...
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Stephen Hall

University Academic Fellow at University of Leeds


Michael Hamwi

ESTIA Egineering School

I am a PhD student and study at University of Bordeaux and ESTIA engineering school. I am in my third year and have management, economics and eco-innovation background. In addition, I am part of InnoEnergy PhD network. My goal is to facilitate the engagement of ...
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Matthew Hannon

Chancellor's Fellow for Technology and Innovation at University of Strathclyde

Matthew works as Chancellor’s Fellow of Technology and Innovation at the University of Strathclyde’s Business School. His research examines the policy and market conditions necessary to accelerate innovation of low-carbon energy technologies and business models. He is a co-investigator for the UK Energy Research Centre’s ...
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Daniel Quiggan

Research Fellow at Chatham House

Daniel Quiggin is a research fellow for the Energy, Environment and Resources (EER) department at Chatham House. Dr Quiggin has expertise in the modelling, analysis and forecasting of national and global energy systems, having modelled various UK government energy scenarios and published a UK 2030 ...
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Nicholas Rubin

Market Advisor at ELEXON


Michael Kattirtzi

Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Edinburgh

Mike Kattirtzi is a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. Mike was awarded his doctorate in 2007 on ‘A History of Social Research in DEFRA and DECC’. His research interests include science advice to governments; ...
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Nazmiye Ozkan

Senior Lecturer at Cranfield University

Dr Nazmiye Ozkan is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental/Energy Economics at School of Water, Energy and Environment at Cranfield University. Building on her interdisciplinary training as an urban planner, her research interests include the integration of environment-economy-energy models, socio-technical construction of smart grids, spatial understanding ...
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Carl Dalhammar

Associate Professor at Lund University

Carl Dalhammar (LL.M., M.Sc., Ph.D., Docent) is associate professor at IIIEE, Lund University. His research interests include law and innovation, government-industry interactions, technology transfer, energy law, and product-oriented environmental law and policy. In his research he has analysed several environmental laws and policies, including the ...
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Matthew Lipson

Head of Consumer Insight at Energy Systems Catapult

Matthew Lipson is Head of Consumer Insight at the UK’s Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) bringing industry, academia and Government together to help the energy sector apply consumer-centred innovation. Matthew has spent the last 15 years working with Universities and businesses for DECC, the Committee on ...
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Lynsey Tinios

Carbon Startegy Team Lead at Shell

Lynsey is the Carbon Strategy Team Lead within Shell, working on Shell’s long-term ambition to reduce its Net Carbon Footprint and providing insights and analysis on how the energy transition will impact and shape Shell’s businesses. Lynsey’s strong interest in the energy system started with ...
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Philip Cole

Senior Research Officer at BEIS

I am a government social researcher working for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). I have been at BEIS since June 2017 providing research to support a range of energy policies, but predominantly heat networks. Previously I worked in the Valuation Office ...
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Gordon MacKerron

Professor of Science and Technlogy Policy at SPRU, University of Sussex

Gordon MacKerron is Professor of Science and Technology Policy, SPRU, University of Sussex. He is an economist with degrees from Cambridge and Sussex, and has spent most of his professional life researching energy system issues, with specialisations in nuclear power and synergies/trade-offs between energy policy ...
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Tim Braunholtz-Speight

Research Associate at Tyndall Manchester

Tim is a Research Associate at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester. His principal work is on Financing Community Energy, a project that forms part of the UKERC research programme. This project aims to provide the first systematic quantitative ...
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Mary Gillie

Director at Energy Local CIC

Founder of Energy Local, Mary is an applied physicist by training but her career has been as an engineer. She loves new ideas and has run numerous field trials and feasibility studies to make our energy systems more efficient and to connect more renewables. She ...
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Emilia Melville

Project worker at Carbon Coop


Jeff Hardy

Imperial College London

Dr Jeffrey Hardy is a Senior Research Fellow at the Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London, where he researches energy market transformation, innovative business models. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Public Power Solutions, a wholly-owned company of ...
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Maria Sharmina

Lecturer in Energy and Project Management at Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester

Dr Maria Sharmina is Lecturer in Energy and Project Management at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, at the University of Manchester. She is a Co-Investigator on the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) funded project ...
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Student Session Presenters

Scott MacDonald

DPhil Student at University of Oxford

Scott MacDonald is a DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford. He is undertaking an ESRC funded project explaining the growth, regulation and environmental impact of Green Electricity tariffs. Prior to undertaking the DPhil, Scott completed the Dual MSc in Public Policy and Administration at ...
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Arnaud Dakpogan

Research coordinator for the Mphil in Development Finance. at University of Stellenbosch Business School

Arnaud Dakpogan is a 4th year PhD candidate in Development Finance at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. He is also a part time research coordinator for the Mphil Development Finance in the same university. His research interests are in the field of Energy Economic, ...
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Anitha Sampath

PhD Student at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

Anitha Sampath is a PhD Student at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. Her main research interest is in sustainability and energy transitions. She has a bachelors and masters degree in Electrical Engineering and has worked over 10 years in the renewable energy integration. For her ...
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Ermal Kapedani

PhD Candidate at Hasselt University

Ermal Kapedani is an architect with a keen interest in holistic design that takes into account the process, the building product and the people. Ermal's PhD research at Hasselt University in Belgium takes a user-centered approach and uses the concept of Indoor Environmental Comfort as ...
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Luciana Miu

PhD candidate at Imperial College London

Luciana Miu has a BSc in Environmental Science and an MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems from the University of Edinburgh. She is currently in the second year of her PhD at Imperial College London, under the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and Environment’s “Science and ...
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Alessandra Motz

PhD Candidate in Economics at Università della Svizzera italiana

Alessandra Motz is researcher and PhD candidate in economics at the Institute for Economic Research (IRE), and Project Manager for the energy branch of the Observatory for Public Finance and Energy (O-FPE). Her research interests lie in demand-side analyses of energy consumptions, as well as ...
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Mai Nguyen

Research Student at The Open University

Mai Nguyen is a research student at The Open University, United Kingdom. Being inspired by the importance of electricity in everyday life, she is currently studying the future of GB’s electricity industry in the sustainability transition to a low carbon future. Mai obtained a Bachelor ...
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Kelvin Say

PhD Candidate at Curtin University

Kelvin is a PhD researcher at Curtin University studying the effect of customer-scale renewable energy technologies on the economic and policy perspectives within electricity markets. To obtain insights into the economic and market dynamics, he is applying a complex systems approach to model the interactions ...
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Richard Oduro

PhD Researcher at Centre for Environment and Sustainability, University of Surrey

Richard holds a BSc in Natural Resources Management from KNUST, Ghana, and an MSc in International Finance from University of Salford, UK. He also has an MSc and a PhD in Energy Economics & Policy from the University of Surrey. His interest includes energy efficiency ...
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Laura Brinker

PhD Student at University of Oxford

Laura has an academic background in political studies and human geography. She completed her undergraduate degree in Politics at the Free University Berlin, with study abroad at the University of Edinburgh and TERI, New Delhi, and her Masters degree at Oxford's School of Geography. Within ...
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Anjali Ramakrishnan

MCC

Anjali Ramakrishnan is a PhD candidate at the MCC Berlin since October 2017. Her research focuses on assessing demand-side solutions to low-carbon transition, analysing household energy consumption in emerging economies, evaluating policies that target preferences, behaviours and social norms, and understanding the country level energy ...
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