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Sam Betts-Davies

Project Researcher

University of Leeds

Sam Betts-Davies is a Research Assistant in energy demand reduction and a PhD candidate in energy systems and structural economic change at the University of Leeds, working within the Sustainability Research Institute. He is supporting the delivery of a variety of interdisciplinary collaborative projects within the research team, pulling from the fields of energy modelling, ecological economics and the broader social sciences. Many of these projects have modelled the role of energy demand reduction and material efficiency in low-carbon transitions. His research interests are in the potential role of structural economic change and post-growth economic futures in climate mitigation and economic policy. He holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and an MSc in Climate Change and Environmental Policy, both from the University of Leeds.

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