Dr Noam Bergman

Post:Research Fellow (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit, The Sussex Energy Group)

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UK:01273 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 in the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED), as well as a member of the Sussex Energy Group (SEG). He is currently working on a CIED project exploring 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 (working with Prof Tim Foxon). Project page: Reorienting investments and divesting from fossil fuel assets.

His previous CIED project was a research of visions and scenarios of future sustainable transport, focusing on personal mobility (working with Dr Tim Schwanen from the University of Oxford). Project page: Futures of personal mobility.