Spent five years as a post-graduate researcher at the Centre for
Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, funded by the UK
Economic and Social Research Council. PhD thesis on electricity
market reforms in post-crisis Argentina (2007). Then 15 months in
the private sector providing non-financial risk assessments for
extractive companies operating in less developed countries.
Followed by a lectureship in Sustainable Development at the
University of Reading (UK), conducting research into the politics
and social conflict surrounding the development of oil and gas in
the Peruvian Amazon. Consultancy work for the Economist
Intelligence Unit and Oxford Analytica.
Joined the UNEP Risø Centre in September 2010 as a
researcher within the Cleaner Energy Development group. Have been
involved in the Technology Needs
Assessment project, responsible for Azerbaijan, Ecuador, El
Salvador, Nepal and Moldova, in addition to analytical and academic
contributions. Also URC manager for two FP7 projects (European
Commission): the African
Climate portal that promotes the uptake of climate change
research in policy making in Africa, and CAAST Net+ that aims to inform
the Africa-EU climate change policy dialogue, focusing on the role
of research, science and technology.
Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Cleaner