School of Social and Political Science

Lara M. Santos Ayllón

Job Title

PhD Student

Research interests

Research interests

Just energy transitions, energy justice, renewable energy technologies, responsible research and innovation, diversity, equity and inclusion  


Doctoral researcher through the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP), at the University of Edinburgh and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).

Research focused on the justice dimensions of emerging renewable energy technologies, specifically wave and tidal energy and green hydrogen, investigated through frameworks of energy justice, just transitions and responsible research and innovation (RRI). Place-based exploration of just energy futures through these technologies in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. 

Lead supervisor: Dr. Kirsten Jenkins, University of Edinburgh

Co-supervisor: Dr. Sandy Kerr, ICIT Heriot-Watt University

Industry supervisor: Eileen Linklater, EMEC