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As a Senior Research Fellow in Energy and Circularity, Simon brings 20 years of experience working in academia, industry and consultancy on a broad range of sustainability issues.

As an academic, Simon’s research interests revolve primarily around the field of sustainability transitions, in particular the role of government and other key stakeholders in accelerating the transition to renewable energy and a more circular economy. Simon’s current research portfolio encompasses regional transitions to renewables; renewable energy and circularity in agriculture; pathways to net zero; community energy; microgrids; and the acceleration, implementation and measurement of the circular economy.

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Sustainable Futures, PhD, A State of Innovation - The Role of Government in the Design and Orchestration of Sustainability Transitions, University of Technology Sydney

Award Date: 01 May 2020

Subject keywords

  • sustainability transitions
  • circular economy


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