Charlie Wilson

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.

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