The LoLo CDT would like to congratulate its latest PhD graduates who graduated yesterday
2018 Graduates Dr Moira Nicholson, Dr Pamela Fennell a attended their graduation ceremony to receive the PhDs yesterday.
Professor Neil Strachan, Director of UCL Energy Institute, said:
“We are extremely proud of all our graduates, especially those who have completed their PhD. This intensive study at the leading edge of research is the highest award any university can offer. Moira, Pamela and Philip are already applying their PhDs in their new jobs and we expect them to have truly exceptional careers”
Dr Moira Nicholson wrote her thesis on “What about demand-side response? Using behavioural economics to boost consumer switching rates to time-of-use electricity tariffs – evidence from field experiments”. Her research involved using randomised control trials to test whether insights from behavioral economics could boost switching rates to new types of electricity tariffs which will charge consumers less for the energy that use at off-peak demand. Moira now works at Ofgem as a Senior Behavioral Insights Practitioner. She completed her PhD as part of the London-Loughborough Centre for Doctoral Training (LoLo CDT).
Dr Pamela Fennell also completed her PhD as part of LoLo CDT. She wrote her thesis entitled “The impacts of project scale, scope and risk allocation on financial returns for clients and contractors in Energy Performance Contracts – a stochastic modelling analysis” on the factors which effect the success of Energy Performance Contract in schools in the UK. She has since returned to work at UCL Energy Institute as a Research Assosciate.
In addition to Professor Strachan’s words, the Institute and LoLo CDT would like to wish Pamela, Moira along with other UCL Energy graduates the very best with their future careers.