Dr Katy Roelich
Senior Research Fellow
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Affiliation: Sustainability Research Institute
BiographyI am a University Academic Fellow in Climate Change and Energy Policy (which is a tenure track position leading to Associate Professor), jointly appointed between the School of Earth and Environment and the School of Civil Engineering. I co-lead the Energy and Climate Change Mitigation Research Group in SRI. Prior to this I was Senior Research Fellow at Leeds from 2011, jointly with the Institute of Resilient Infrastructure in the School of Civil Engineering.
I joined Leeds from the the Stockholm Environment Institute, where I worked in the field of sustainable consumption and production research, and co-lead the Rethinking Development Theme. My work at SEI involved producing scenarios for sustainable consumption and production in Europe and investigating our reliance on scarce metals for low carbon transitions.
Prior to joining academia I had nine years'experience in environmental and engineering consulting in the UK and overseas. While working in consultancy I provided environmental and sustainability advice to a wide range of industries including, utilities, nuclear, oil, mining, rail, road and housing working for the private sector, government agencies and utility companies.
PhD Sustainability Research, University of Leeds
MSc (Distn) Environmental Engineering, Newcastle University
BSc (Hons) Chemistry, University of Durham
Member of the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network
My current research centres on the governance of sustainable transitions and in particular transitions in energy systems and consumption. More specifically my interests are related to the constraints created by policy and regulation on sustainable transitions; how governance of sustainable transitions can be more adaptive and dynamic; and the role of communities and municipalities in governance of sustainable transitions. See our research website for more information http://sure-infrastructure.leeds.ac.uk/doku.php
Current research projects include:
CIE-MAP, EPSRC-ESRC: an End-Use Energy Demand centre for reducing industrial energy and material use in supplying UK needs. Researcher and work package convener investigating governance of transitions in consumption and production and development of methods to enable more adaptive, dynamic governance pathways.
Infrastructure Business Models, Valuation and Innovation for Local Delivery (iBuild), EPSRC-ESRC: centre funded to develop new approaches to infrastructure business models with a specific focus on delivery at a local level. Leading a work package investigating the potential contribution of business models at local scale and the role of governance in enabling local business models.
Alternative Financing for Infrastructure, EPSRC ARCC: PI investigating alternative sources of financing for resilient infrastructure, in partnership with ClimateXchange and Adaptation Scotland, to inform Scottish Government policy.
Previous research projects include:
Land of the MUSCos: EPSRC funded project developing a new business model of multi-utility service provision to integrate end users and reduce resource consumption.
Undermining Infrastructure: EPSRC funded project using an enhanced method of stocks and flows analysis to understand the reliance of future technologies and infrastructure renewal on critical materials and how we can develop infratructure that is more resilient to this scarcity.
I teach on SOEE 2350 Energy:Science and Policy and SOEE5561 Climate Change Mitigation
- Busch J; Dawson D; Roelich K (2017) Closing the low-carbon material loop using a dynamic whole system approach, Journal of Cleaner Production, 149, pp.751-761. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.02.166
- Busch J; Roelich K; Bale CSE; Knoeri C (2017) Scaling up local energy infrastructure; An agent-based model of the emergence of district heating networks, Energy Policy, 100, pp.170-180. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2016.10.011
- Knoeri C; Steinberger JK; Roelich K (2016) End-user centred infrastructure operation: Towards integrated end-use service delivery, Journal of Cleaner Production, 132, pp.229-239. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.08.079
- Hall S; Roelich K (2016) Business, model innovation in electricity supply markets: The role of complex value in the United Kingdom, Energy Policy, 92, pp.286-298. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2016.02.019
- Foxon TJ; Bale CSE; Busch J; Bush R; Hall S; Roelich K (2015) Low carbon infrastructure investment: extending business models for sustainability, Infrastructure Complexity, 2, . doi: 10.1186/s40551-015-0009-4
- Roelich K; Knoeri C; Steinberger JK; Varga L; Blythe PT; Butler D; Gupta R; Harrison GP; Martin C; Purnell P (2015) Towards resource-efficient and service-oriented integrated infrastructure operation, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 92, pp.40-52. doi: 10.1016/j.techfore.2014.11.008
- Roelich K; Dawson DA; Purnell P; Knoeri C; Revell R; Busch J; Steinberger JK (2014) Assessing the dynamic material criticality of infrastructure transitions: A case of low carbon electricity, Applied Energy, 123, pp.378-386. doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.01.052
- Busch J; Steinberger JK; Dawson DA; Purnell P; Roelich K (2014) Managing Critical Materials with a Technology-Specific Stocks and Flows Model, Environmental Science and Technology, 48, pp.1298-1305. doi: 10.1021/es404877u
- Dawson DA; Purnell P; Roelich K; Busch J; Steinberger JK (2014) Low carbon technology performance vs infrastructure vulnerability: Analysis through the local and global properties space, Environmental Science and Technology, 48, pp.12970-12977. doi: 10.1021/es500902b
- Purnell P; Dawson D; Roelich KE; Steinberger JK; Busch J (2013) Critical materials for infrastructure: local vs global properties, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability, 166, pp.272-280. doi: 10.1680/ensu.12.00031
- Barrett J; Peters G; Wiedmann T; Scott K; Lenzen M; Roelich K; Le Quere C (2013) Consumption-based GHG emission accounting: a UK case study, CLIMATE POLICY, 13, pp.451-470. doi: 10.1080/14693062.2013.788858
- Dawkins E; Chadwick M; Roelich KE; Falk R (2012) Metals in a Low-Carbon Economy: Resource Scarcity, Climate Change and Business in a Finite World, pp.1-56.
- Roelich KE; Owen A; West C (2011) OPEN:EU Scenario Quantification Report, .
- Dawkins E; Roelich K; Barrett J; Baiocchi G (2010) Securing the future - the role of resource efficiency, .
- Roelich KE; Owen A; Thompson D; West C; Dawkins E (Accepted) Improving the policy application of footprint indicators to support Europe"s transition to a one planet economy: the development of the EUREAPA tool, Science of the Total Environment, . doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.10.084