The future of incumbent electricity companies in the low-carbon power generation market: an asset-level approach

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Galina is working towards her DPhil degree under the direction of Dr Ben Caldecott of the Sustainable Finance Programme and Prof Cameron Hepburn of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. She focuses on the transition of incumbent electricity companies to renewable energy and away from fossil fuel-based power generation. Galina has a keen interest in employing quantitative methods and, in particular, machine leaning techniques in her research.

Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked at the OECD in Paris on the policy issues at the nexus of climate change, natural resource management and development finance. Her experience also includes working in the Government of Namibia, advising the Minister and Permanent Secretary of Industrialisation and Trade in key policy decisions. She started her career as an economist at the UK Department for Communities and Local Government and in the Chief Economic Adviser’s Office of the Scottish Government.

Galina holds an MPhil in spatial economics and urban planning from the University of Cambridge and MA in Economics from the University of Glasgow.

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As an Early Stage Researcher and DPhil student, Ciaran works with the European Sand Mitigation along Railway Tracks (SMaRT) Innovative Training Network. The SMaRT consortium is a multi-disciplinary and inter-sectoral research group with partners from the University of Oxford, Politecnico di Torino (Italy), the Optiflow Company (France), and railway engineering companies across Europe.

Ciaran's current research focuses on the assessment of windblown sand hazards in deserts and their effects upon desert railways. His work includes critically reviewing previous attempts to mitigate the effects of windblown sand hazards, designing field experiments and assessment methods for potential new Sand Mitigation Measures (SMMs), and the testing of regional climate models using field data and downscaling of these models to the local scale.

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