School of Earth and Environment

Muriel Bonjean Stanton

Postgraduate Researcher

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Room: 9.123 j

Affiliation: Sustainability Research Institute


I am a postgraduate research student at the University Leeds, in the Sustainability Research Institute (School of Earth and Environment).

Previously, I was a Senior Consultant for the Global Climate Adaptation Partnernship (GCAP) and worked as a Researcher for the University of Oxford (UK), the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UK), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (USA).


I graduated with an MSc in Environmental Technology and Management in 2003 (from 3 universities in England, Denmark, Germany), an MSc in Health Engineering and the Environment in 2002 (France) and a BSc in Environmental Engineering in 2001 (double-diploma in France and Germany).


Research Interests

  • Adaptation to climate variability and change (CV&C)
  • Climate governance and policy (and particularly the roles of climate policies in shaping adaptation from the bottom-up)
  • Perceptions of climate risks
  • Managing climate risks under uncertainties
  • Climate change in private sector organisations
  • Business-policy interactions around climate change
  • Climate finance and investments (and especially the place of private sector finance)
  • Institutional and behavioural change

Support duties

- SRI Postgraduate Student Representative (2013-2015)

Project details

Project title

The influence of regulation and organisational culture on climate risk management in business organisations: An analysis of the electricity sector in Britain and France



The funding for this project comes from the EU project BASE.

Project outline

The aim of my PhD is to explore the influence that regulation and organisational culture have upon electricity companies’ approach to risk management in Britain and France. The study builds upon existing research in risk management, governance and organisational culture. This interplay is examined for a variety of organisations exhibiting different ownership arrangements and organisational cultures and operating under two different regulatory regimes.


  • Russel D., Jensen A., Karali E., Ørsted Nielsen, H. and Contributing authors (alphabetical: Muriel Bonjean Stanton, Benjamin Boteler, Alessio Capriolo, Sergio Castellari, Roos Den Uyl, Suraje Dessai, Francesca Giordano, Zuzana HarmáĨková, , Mikael Hilden, Maria João Coelho, Eliška Lorencová, Kirsi Mäkinen, Katriona McGlade, Gil Penha-Lopes Paola Sakai, Luisa Schmidt , Jenny Troeltzch, Sabine Weiland and Geoff Whitman) (2014) BASE D2.2 - Knowledge use, knowledge needs and policy integration in Member States; Accessible from:

  • Bonjean Stanton, M. C., S. Dessai and J. Paavola (2016). "A systematic review of the impacts of climate variability and change on electricity systems in Europe." Energy 109: 1148-1159 DOI: