Nicole Watson

Nicole Watson

Doctoral Researcher (MPhil/PhD)

Nicole Watson

Doctoral Researcher (MPhil/PhD)
UCL Energy Institute
nicole.watson.17@ucl.ac.uk

Nicole has degrees in literature, languages, and political science, with a focus on energy policy and quantitative research methods during her MSc. Her PhD research examines the changing relationship between consumers and the energy market, as we transition to a more decentralised and smarter system. In particular, Nicole’s work focuses on the impact and significance of a move towards a ‘multiple supplier model’ from the consumer perspective. Her PhD applies a combination of expert interviews, survey experiments, and field trials.

Alongside her PhD, Nicole works as a research assistant for the Global Observatory on Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading, under the auspices of the International Energy Agency’s User-Centered Energy Systems Technology Collaboration Partnership. She has also contributed to several research projects, including work to improve the quality and transparency of research in the energy field, and a project investigating changes in energy demand during the covid-19 lockdown and into the ‘new normal’. Her broader research interests include Open Science, behaviour change, and the distributional impacts of the energy transition.

Projects

Reflections on public engagement: talking climate change at Haverstock School

Reflections on public engagement: talking climate change at Haverstock School