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Ralitsa Hiteva

Project Researcher

University of Sussex

Dr. Ralitsa Hiteva is a Research Fellow in Infrastructure Governance at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex. Ralitsa’s work is focused on infrastructure services, including energy services; business models innovations; governance and regulation; and low carbon transitions.

Ralitsa leads the Infrastructure group within SPRU and convenes the MSc Infrastructure, Innovation and Sustainability. Energy geographer by training, Ralitsa is interested in using interdisciplinary research methods in complementary ways and in research engagement with policy, industry and civil society.

Ralitsa is also part of the UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC) where she works on the governance theme in Multi-infrastructure systems analytics (MISTRAL) programme. As part of the International Centre for Infrastructure Futures (ICIF), Ralitsa worked on infrastructure business models and innovation.

Ralitsa recently completed working on the ESRC funded project ‘Resilience and vulnerability at the urban Nexus of food, water, energy and the environment (ResNexus)’, where she examined the intersecting practices of urban gardening, zimnina making and energy and heat provisioning in Sofia, Bulgaria. Ralitsa also led the SHAPE ENERGY project: “In search of the energy nexus: technocratic modelling, ethnographies and social interactions”.

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