Tom joined PSI as a Research Associate in November 2012. He is currently working on a rapid evidence assessment for Defra assessing methods for evaluating complexity in policies and systems. He was a co-author of Scenarios for the Development of Smart Grids in the UK, a UKERC-funded project that employed a range of social research techniques to develop sociotechnical scenarios for a smarter energy system to 2050. Tom worked at the trading arm of a Big Six energy company before moving to PSI via the Association for the Conservation of Energy. He holds a master’s in Energy Policy from Exeter University and a BA in Philosophy from UCL.
Tom is currently on secondment at the Energy Research Partnership, where he is conducting research into future options for the UK transport sector and their likely implications for both the wider energy system and the country’s carbon dioxide emissions. He will be at PSI one day a week until spring 2015, when he returns full time.