Dr. Anna Leipprand

Co-Head of Research Unit Transformative Industrial Policy

Anna Leipprand
Tel.:+49 202 2492-324

Education and Academic Training

  • PhD at Technical University Berlin, 2014 - 2017 (Dissertation: From Conflict to Consensus? Discourses on German Energy Transition)
  • Master of European Studies at Freie Universität Berlin, 2004 - 2005
  • Biology (Diploma) at Humboldt-Universität Berlin, 1998 - 2004

Professional Experience

  • Wuppertal Institute, since 2019 (Researcher, Senior Researcher)
  • Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), 2012 - 2019 (Researcher, PhD-Student, Postdoc)
  • German Advisory Council on the Environment, 2008 - 2012 (Researcher)
  • Ecologic Institute, 2005 - 2008 (Researcher)

Research Focus

  • Policy-making and governance for industry transformation
  • Stakeholder processes for industry transformation
  • Discourses on energy and industry transformation


  • Deputy spokesperson of Akteursinitiative Zukunft Wasserstoff.NRW at KlimaDiskurs.NRW (since 2020)
  • Member of the Energy Independence Council hosted by ZOE institute for future-fit economies (2023 - 2024)


  • Reviews for e.g. Energy Policy; Energy Research and Social Science; Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions; Policy and Society; WIRE Climate Change

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