Professor Jim Watson

Prof Jim Watson

Professor Jim Watson, Professor of Energy Policy, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources

Jim is professor of Energy Policy at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, director of the UK Energy Research Centre and an associate with SPRU, University of Sussex. Before joining UCL, he was based at SPRU from 1993-2018. From 2008–2013, he was director of SPRU’s Sussex Energy Group and was appointed as the research director of the UK Energy Research Centre in Feb 2013 and has been its director since January 2015.

Jim is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, a member of the UK government’s fossil fuel price expert panel, the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund strategic advisory group and a judge for the Queens Awards for Enterprise: Sustainable Development. He has more than 20  years of research experience on climate change, energy and innovation policy and has  been a specialist adviser to the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee for its inquiry into the UK’s energy supply.

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