Mr Jonas Colen Ladeia Torrens

Post:Research Assistant (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)
Other posts:Research student (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)
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I joined the Science Policy Research Unit in September 2014, as a doctoral researcher. I am primarily interested in the governance of urban low-carbon transitions. My doctoral project draws from research in two European Green Capitals: Bristol and Hamburg.

Before joining SPRU, I worked at the Stockholm Resilience Centre as a research assistant. I worked mainly in support of the Planetary Boundaries Research Initiative. My previous experience also includes R&D renewable energy (biogas and biofuels), and in the management of large research projects.

I praise multicultural experiences and foreign languages. I grew up in Brazil and have since studied and worked in Sweden, France and Spain and now the United Kingdom.


Doctoral Researcher at SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit

Research Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Member of the Sussex Energy Group


Current      PhD in Science and Technology Policy, SPRU, University of Sussex

2011-2013 MSc European Joint Masters in Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy (ME3)

2004-2009 BSc Double Degree in Mechanical Engineering, UFPR and INSA Lyon


I am one of the founders and conveners of the PhDs in Transitions Network, which brings together doctoral and early career researchers interested in sustainability transitions and transformations. I support the activities of Pluralist Economics at Sussex (PEAS) which host a series of seminars at the university around heterodox economic perspectives, and Sussex Unversity Ethical Investment Campaign, a campaign for the divestment from fossil fuels.