School of Earth and Environment

Lina Brand Correa

Research Fellow

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Room: 9.123

Affiliation: Sustainability Research Institute


I am currently working on the Living Well Within Limits - LiLi Project, analysing the relationship between energy services and human needs in six different case study countries (UK, Germany, Colombia, Vietnam, Zambia and Nepal). This work builds from my PhD project "Following the 'golden thread': exploring the energy dependency of economies and human well-being".


  • (2018) PhD in Earth and Environment (pending minor corrections), University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
  • (2014) MSc in Ecological Economics (with Distinction), University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
  • (2010) BA in Economics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin, Colombia.


  • Priestly International Centre for Climate (PICC)
  • Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) - PhD Student Member
  • European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE) - Student Member

Research Interests

Exergy, useful work, economic growth, energy policy, EROI, energy services, development, human wellbeing.

Teaching Interests

I have been a demonstrator/teaching assistant/seminar leader on the following courses:

  • SOEE2610 (UG): Economics and Sustainability.
  • SOEE3750 (UG): Sustainability Economics in Practice.
  • SOEE5010 (MSc): Research Methods.
  • SOEE5582 (MSc): Tools and Techniques in Ecological Economics.
  • SOEE5094 (MSc): Introduction to Ecological Economics