I started at Community Energy Scotland in December 2022 to support the Carbon Neutral Islands team as a carbon auditor. My role here was to quantify emissions sources and sinks across six islands, which would help inform community-led decarbonisation strategies on the path to carbon neutrality. Having completed these, I have shifted role to a Technical Support Officer, where I offer my knowledge and experience gained from various sectors to the benefit of communities through technical guidance, feasibility studies and other research.
I studied Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Edinburgh and Strathclyde Universities, initially led by my interest in music technology. My focus quickly shifted to environmental issues, leading me to work as an electrical engineering consultant for an environmental building services engineering firm in Glasgow. In 2021, I decided to undertake a Masters in Sustainability and Environmental Studies to formalise and build on my knowledge.
During my postgraduate studies, I found an interest in energy injustices, through which I learned of the work of CES. I strongly believe that engaging with and supporting local groups to lead the way in the sustainable energy transition is essential to the just transition. The path I have taken hasn’t been linear, but I’m glad to be part of the great team here at CES.
I am based in Glasgow and have been most of my life, though am drawn to the landscapes, heritage and community ethos of the Highlands and Islands: something I believe urban communities can learn much from. I escape the city when I can by visiting wild-camping spots and bothies accessible by public transport and active travel. City dwellers: it can be done! It certainly makes a welcome break from a run round the park. Indoors, you can find me cooking, making music or repairing vintage audio equipment.
Phone: 07572 157205