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Tim is a Lecturer and Research Fellow based in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. He is currently researching city-level action to mitigate climate change, as a member of the CAST Centre. 

His other recent work includes a study of local energy business models as part of the EnergyREV consortium, the UKERC Financing Community Energy research project, and a study of community infrastructure businesses funded by Power to Change. His previous experience includes studies of alternative finance in the UK, and community ownership and land reform in Scotland. Prior to joining the Tyndall Centre, he has held research posts at the University of Leeds, the Overseas Development Institute, the University of the Highlands and Islands, and Leeds Beckett University.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Areas of expertise

  • HT Communities. Classes. Races
  • community assets, community energy
  • HM Sociology
  • JC Political theory
  • social power, democracy

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Sustainable Futures


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