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Prof. Mark Howells

CCG Programme Director

Loughborough University and Imperial College, London

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Mark Howells is the CCG Programme Director. He  is jointly appointed at Loughborough University and Imperial College, London. Previously at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden he set up their prestigious Energy Systems Analysis programme. He led the development of some of the world's premier open source energy, resource, and spatial electrification planning tools; published in several Nature Journals; coordinated the European Commission's think tank for Energy; is regularly used by the United Nations as a science-policy expert; and is a key contributor to UNDESA's 'Modelling Tools for Sustainable Development Policies' initiative. His work has contributed to efforts for… [Read more]

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Dr Stephanie Hirmer

Research Manager & Advanced GIS Modelling Co-Lead

University of Oxford

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Stephanie Hirmer is the CCG Research Manager and leads the Advanced GIS modelling workstream. She is a Senior Researcher in Energy Systems at the Energy and Power Group at the University of Oxford where she looks at integrating community viewpoints into energy-related decision-making.  She is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge where she completed her PhD and now delivers a course on Energy, Development and Rural Livelihood. She is a co-founder and Director of Research and Innovation at Rural Senses Ltd., a social enterprise that uses AI-enhanced data analysis and user-centric… [Read more]