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Ronan Bolton

Ronan Bolton
Name
Dr Ronan Bolton
Title
Reader
Department
Science Technology and Innovation Studies School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Address
2.29 Chisholm House High School Yards Edinburgh UK EH1 1LZ
Telephone
+44 (0)131 650 6366
Email
Research Interests
Climate change and energy policy, energy policy and politics, Technology and society, sociology of markets, Sustainability
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/staff/science_technology_and_innovation_studies/ronan_bolton

Biography

I am an interdisciplinary energy researcher with a background in mechanical engineering and environmental social science. My work examines the interconnected policy, market and regulatory challenges of transforming carbon based energy systems. I have particular research interests in the areas of energy network regulation and system integration, along with the the history and development of liberalisation processes in the energy sector. 

Qualifications

PhD, Energy Policy, University of Leeds

MSc, Environmental Sustainability, University of Edinburgh

BEng, Mechanical Engineering, National University of Ireland Galway

Research

Research Interests

Climate change and energy policy, energy policy and politics, Technology and society, sociology of markets, Sustainability

Current Projects

ENSYSTRA - Energy Systems in Transition

UK Energy Research Centre - Local and Regional Energy Systems Theme

INTEGRATE - Integrating seasoNal Thermal storagE with multiple enerGy souRces to decArbonise Thermal Energy

PhD Supervision

PhD Topics

I am interested in supervising PhDs in: Socio-technical Systems, UK and International Energy Policy, Future of Energy Markets, Infrastructure Governance and Climate Change

Find out more about the programmes that I am involved with:

PhD in Science and Technology Studies

Publications

My full publication list is available here.