Dr Timothy J. Foxon
Tim Foxon is a Research Councils UK Academic Fellow in the
Sustainability Research Institute,
School of Earth and Environment at the University
of Leeds, a member of the
ESRC Centre for
Climate Change Economics and Policy,
and a Visiting Research Fellow at the
Centre for Energy Policy and Technology (ICEPT).
Tim's research explores technological and social factors relating
to innovation and up-take of new energy technologies and the
analysis of the co-evolution of technologies, institutions
and business strategies for a transition to a low carbon economy.
He is co-investigator on projects examining
“Transition pathways to a
low carbon economy”, supported by EPSRC and E.On UK;
Decision Making for Cities – Can Complexity Science Rise
to the Challenge?”, supported by EPSRC;
and leader of an ESRC research seminar series on
“Complexity economics for sustainability”
From 2005 to 2007, Dr. Foxon was a Research Associate in the
Cambridge Centre for
Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR)
at the University of Cambridge, and from 1996 to 2005,
he was a Research Associate/Fellow at Imperial College,
where he co-ordinated ESRC-funded research on policy drivers and barriers
for sustainable innovation, producing a report for policy-makers,
launched at the DTI in 2005. Dr. Foxon was also lead/co-author of
three reports for DTI on UK renewables innovation systems,
and a widely-cited Carbon Trust report,
“Inducing innovation for a low-carbon future”.
Tim Foxon was on the panel of The Future of Energy debate
in March 2010.