Education and Academic Training

  • 2002 - 2003: MSc in Environmental Technology, Imperial College London, UK (Specialisation in Energy Policy)
  • 1999 - 2002: BA (Hons) Natural Sciences (Ecology), University of Cambridge, UK

Professional Experience

  • Since 2008: Researcher at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy:
    • Since 2015: Sustainable energy access in the Global South / Just Transition in coal and carbon-intensive regions
    • 2011 - 2014: Contributing Author and Chapter Science Assistant for Industry chapter of the 5th Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 3: Mitigation of Climate Change
    • 2008 - 2010: Hydrogen for mobility / Public acceptance and contingent valuation of non-market goods in the energy sector
  • 2007: Consultant, UNEP-DTIE, Paris, France
  • 2006: Assistant to project manager, HYCHAIN - hydrogen and fuel cells FP7 demonstration project, BESEL S.A., Madrid, Spain
  • 2005: Policy analyst on Renewable Energy in Egypt, Industrial Modernisation Centre, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2003 - 2005: Research assistant on Hydrogen Energy Systems in the European Union (HyWays project), Research Group on Energy and Sustainable Development, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal

Dissertation Project

  • "Assessment of transition pathways for the achievement of Nigeria's climate and development goals" at Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Research Focus

  • Energy transition in the Global South
  • Access to energy
  • Just transition in coal and carbon-intensive regions
  • Decarbonisation of energy-intensive industries

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