Laura's Phd project aims to contribute to the understanding of governance in the context of low carbon transitions and is part of the UKERC programme on "Key Challenges in Energy System Decision-Making". In particular, her research focuses on energy retail market design and innovation on the demand side. She is interested especially in distributed energy resources like energy efficiency, distributed generation, distributed storage and demand side response.
Before joining ECI, Laura completed the MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy (NSEP) at Oxford's School of Geography and the Environment. She graduated with a degree in Political Science from the Free University in Berlin, including study abroad at the University of Edinburgh and completing research on Indian energy efficiency policy (DAAD-grant) in affiliation with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Delhi. She has also worked for the German development agency GIZ on behalf of the Federal Environmental Ministry on bilateral cooperation in the energy policy field.