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Current Work

Senior Researcher 

Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior, RWTH-Aachen University, Germany


Cambridge University IDBE (Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment), CISL (Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership) and Faculty of Architecture

Associate Editor

Energy Research and Social Science (scientific journal)

Expert Research Evaluator

European Commission, Horizon 2020/Horizon Europe research projects

Educational Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Science and Politics), University of East Anglia, 2011

Master of Science (Climate Change Science and Policy) with Distinction, University of East Anglia, 2008

Master of Education (Counselling/Psychotherapy) with First Class Honours, University of Auckland, 1996

Bachelor of Divinity University of Otago, 1975; postgraduate work at Cambridge University

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) with 2:1 Honours, University of Auckland, 1971

Graduate Diploma in Teacher Education (Secondary), Auckland Institute of Technology, 1998

Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom (Diploma in German Language), Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, 1990

Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults Cambridge University, 1998

Supplementary University Qualifications Computer Programming, Database Management, German, Spanish, Philosophy, English, Hebrew.

Former Vocational Record

Tutor and Research Assistant

Department of Architecture and Centre for Sustainability Leadership, University of Cambridge, UK


Institute for Future Consumer Energy Needs & Behavior, RWTH-Aachen University, Germany, February, 2013 – January, 2018

Doctoral Student and Staff Member

University of East Anglia, October 2008 – April 2011

Masters Student

University of East Anglia, October 2007-August 2008

Mathematics and Computer Science Teacher

Impington Village College, Cambridge, January 2002 – April 2007

Mathematics Teacher 

Long Bay College, Auckland, February 1999 – December 2001

Presbyterian Minister 

Presbyterian Church of New Zealand: January 1975 – August 1997

Electrical Engineer

Telecom New Zealand, December, 1967 - 1972

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