Dr Noam Bergman

Post:Lecturer in Energy Policy (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)
Other posts:Research Fellow (The Sussex Energy Group)

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 873875
International:+44 1273 873875

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My research history includes both natural and social science work. My background is in natural sciences, with a BSc in Physics and an MSc in Environmental Sciences, both from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. I did my PhD in environmental sciences at the University of East Anglia (UEA), in which I constructed an Earth system model looking at changes over geological timescales (tens to hundreds of millions of years). I also did a short post-doc in chemical oceanography based postdoc at UEA.

I have since been motivated to research sustainability and climate-change related issues. This led me, in 2005, to shift my research to focus on transitions to sustainability. I worked from 2005-2007 on the EU project MATISSE studying transitions to sustainable development, researching case studies, and developing computer simulations of historical and potential future transitions. From 2008-2013, I worked at the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute (ECI), including research on microgeneration from a socio-technical perspective, with policy implications and economic analysis; and research on local, community based action on climate change and climate activism. Since early 2015 I have worked at the University of Sussex’s Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) as a researcher at the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED).



Noam is a Research Fellow and Teaching Fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU). He is as a member of the Sussex Energy Group (SEG), and has recently completed research at the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED). His latest research project (working with Prof Tim Foxon) explored financial aspects of a transition to a low carbon economy, including questions of reorienting finance towards energy efficiency and considering the divestment from fossil fuels campaign as a social movement. Project page: Reorienting investments and divesting from fossil fuel assets.

Noam recently began working on the university's online and distance learning programme (ODL), teaching and developing material for the new online Energy Policy MSC course.