SILCI Team members

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  • Charlie Wilson
    Project Manager
    Charlie Wilson
    Project Manager


    As a Reader in the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA, I organise and teach a postgraduate module on energy and climate change, and I contribute to various undergraduate modules on social science research methods, energy and people, and environmental field skills. As a researcher, I am part of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, and a coordinator of its Energy & Emissions 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 at both a systems level, looking at long-run historical and future transitions, and at a micro level, looking at pro-environmental behaviour and decision making. I joined the Tyndall Centre and UEA in September 2010 from the London School of Economics. There, I taught courses on technological change and business sustainability. I have a PhD from the University of British Columbia in Canada. This was an inter-disciplinary social scientific investigation in to 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 History

    • 2010 - current: Lecturer 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. 

    Additional Contacts

    Fax: +44 (0)1603 591327
  • Hazel Pettifor
    Hazel Pettifor

    Dr Hazel Pettifor is a quantitative social scientist with a PhD from the at the University of Essex. Hazel’s research uses household survey and consumer behaviour data to analyse where, when, how and why people behave and make choices the way they do.