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Miss Emily Cox

Post:Phd Student (The Sussex Energy Group)
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Emily Cox is a Research Assistant and PhD student with the Sussex Energy Group at the University of Sussex. She is a researcher on the 'DiscGo' project on discontinuity in socio-technical systems, with a focus on power and incumbency in the UK nuclear industry. For her PhD she is researching electricity security in the context of a low-carbon transition, developing a methodology which can be used to assess low-carbon transition pathways for their resilience, affordability and sustainability. Emily is also currently a research intern at Oxford University, examining the role of the public in meeting the UK carbon budgets. Emily has 3 years' experience as an Associate Tutor at the University of Sussex, tutoring an MSc in Energy Policy and an undergraduate module in energy transitions. She recently worked for the Royal Academy of Engineering, undertaking research into the social and economic impacts of electricity shortfalls. She has also spent time working for E.ON Technologies at the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station, researching energy security, district heating, distributed storage, and the UK Capacity Market. She previously worked as an area coordinator for Greenpeace. She holds an MSc in Climate Change and Policy, a BSc in International Relations, and half of a rather ill-advised BA in music. 

Community and Business

Policy advisor at the Royal Academy of Engineering

Energy researcher at E.ON Technologies, Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station

Network co-ordinator of Greenpeace East Sussex

Treasurer and administrator of the Brighton World Development Movement

Campaign trainer at Greenpeace UK

Staff at University of Sussex students union


MSc (Distinction) Climate Change and Policy

BSc (1st Class Hons) Politics and International Relations