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Dr Alycia Leonard

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Geospatial Energy System Modelling

University of Oxford

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Alycia Leonard is a postdoctoral researcher in the Engineering Science Department at the University of Oxford. She works on the CCG "Advancing GIS Modelling of Integrated Systems Analysis" workstream (WS3a), where she presently focuses on subnational energy systems planning as it relates to social and economic development in Kenya and Zambia. Prior to CCG, Alycia completed her DPhil in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford as a Clarendon Scholar, preceded by her B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering at the Memorial University of Newfoundland under full scholarship. Alycia's research investigates the design of sustainable and inclusive energy access systems which account for local community needs. Her work is multi-method and multi-disciplinary, combining data-driven spatial analysis and machine learning with nuanced consideration of policy context and stakeholder perspectives. It is informed by her experience working in power utilities, NGOs, and social enterprises in Canada and Ghana. Alongside her research, Alycia is a Stipendiary Lecturer at Christ Church College. She has taught undergraduate students at the University of Oxford in circuit analysis, digital electronics, communication networks, computer vision, signal analysis, project management, and engineering ethics.