School of Social and Political Science

Dr Kyle Parker

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Research Fellow

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Old Surgeon's Hall

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High School Yards

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Research interests

Research interests

Decarbonisation; Industrial strategy; Renewable energy & climate change policy; Transition to Net-Zero; Innovation policy; Policy effectiveness.


After working as an academic research chemist for 10 years, in 2018 I came to the University of Edinburgh to study policy support for accelerating technology development in Scotland’s marine renewable energy sector.  From 2020-2022 I worked with Dr Mark Winskel as a Research Fellow on the 'Energy Policy Effectiveness' project for the ClimateXChange research agency, where I produced systematic evidence reviews on energy and climate change policy issues on behalf of the Scottish Government.  This work focussed primarily on green industrial strategy, and accelerating the deployment of low carbon heating and energy efficiency technologies in Scotland. 

I currently work with Professor Steve Yearley, as a Research Fellow on the TransFIRe (Transforming the Foundation Industries Research Hub) project, studying the socioeconomic dimensions of transformative change and industrial decarbonisation.   



Parker, K; Winskel, M. (2022) The role and impact of innovation agencies - an international review. ClimateXChange.

Parker, K; Winskel, M; Kerr, N. (2021) Industrial Strategy in Scotland: A review of cluster-based initiatives. ClimateXChange.