Francis is a Research Associate at the UCL Energy Institute, focusing on energy economic modelling and energy policy. Francis received his PhD in Energy and Economics from the UCL Energy Institute in 2013, having previously practiced at a multinational engineering consultancy (2005-2012). Francis is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Energy Institute (EI) and a member of the British Institute of Energy Economics (BIEE).
Francis’ current portfolio of projects includes both academic research for the RCUK energy programme and strategic analysis for major industry stakeholders (UK Energy Technologies Institute, National Grid plc). Current research activities focus on long term decarbonisation pathway analysis, socio-technical transitions in the energy system, and strategic decision making under conditions of deep uncertainty.
Specialisms: energy economics, systems thinking, decision theory, quantitative modelling
Domain knowledge: energy system decarbonisation, behavioural economics, socio-technical transitions, uncertainty and risk analysis