Dr Lucy Baker

  • Lucy Baker is a research fellow in the Centre for Innovation and Energy Demand in the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex and a visiting fellow at the Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town. Between 2013 and 2015 Lucy worked in the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex as a research fellow on an ESRC-funded project, Rising Powers and the Low Carbon Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa. Lucy’s areas of research include: the political economy of energy; renewable energy finance; socio-technical transitions; and low carbon development in low & middle income countries.

    Lucy completed her PhD in ‘The political economy of socio-technical transitions in South Africa’s electricity sector’ in 2012, from the University of East Anglia, UK.  Prior to joining academia she worked for ten years on environment, development and human rights issues with the non-governmental organisations Amnesty International, Oxfam and Bretton Woods Project. She holds an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies and an MA in Hispanic Studies and French from the University of Edinburgh.


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