26.03.2012: The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)is pleased to welcome Dr Linda Pooley, Head of Energy Technology and Investment at The Scottish Government, as the newest member of its Advisory Board.
Linda graduated from Imperial College London in Biochemistry. Following an academic career that included three years in Germany at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and heading up her own research group in Scotland, she joined the Scottish Government in 2003 initially working as a scientific adviser before moving into policy work.
Linda has worked on climate change policy and also in the water industry team where she had responsibility for the government’s interactions with Scottish Water's large capital investment programme.
It was recently announced that Linda would move to the Energy Division where she heads up two teams: the offshore renewable team and the International, low carbon and constitution team. She is also the Scottish government’s policy lead for the new Green Investment Bank - a policy initiative that aims to provide financial solutions to accelerate private sector investment in the green economy. Linda is also a member of the Low Carbon Innovation and Coordination Group.
As a member of the UKERC Advisory Board she will provide high-level advice to the Centre’s Directors on the strategic direction of the organisation including interaction with Government, Research Councils and other UK energy initiatives; national and international collaboration and activity; and the Centre’s leading whole system energy research programme.
Dr Pooley said: "I am delighted to have been asked to join the UKERC Advisory Board and equally delighted to accept. I very much look forward to working with the Advisory Board and the Centre"
UKERC Executive Director Professor John Loughhead added: “I am delighted that Linda has agreed to join our Advisory Board. Her background and current responsibilities in Scotland will bring an extra perspective to the Board, and we are greatly looking forward to working with her.”
Dr Pooley joins a panel of senior figures from both public and private sector organisations, including the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), Ofgem, Shell and the Science Media Centre.
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