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Executive Team

Executive Director

Professor Jon Gluyas (Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences & Ørsted/Ikon Chair in Geoenergy, Carbon, Capture and Storage)

Jon is a geoscientist with 39 years in industry and academia. He specialises in geothermal energy, carbon capture use and storage (CCUS), helium exploration and human-induced seismicity and transitioning technology into commercial enterprises.


Professor Simone Abram (Professor in the Department of Anthropology)
Simone is a social anthropologist with a background in Electrical Engineering. She brings together different disciplinary perspectives on energy and society, ethical and just transitions, and the changing social and political significance of energies, particularly electricity. She is Chair of the Association of Social Anthropologists (UK).

Professor Tony Roskilly (Professor of Energy Systems in the Department of Engineering)
Tony is an engineer with over 30 years’ experience in design, control, and operational optimisation of energy systems. He leads Network-H2 project, a national research network to decarbonise transport through hydrogen-fuelled vehicles and technology.

Professor Douglas Halliday (Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Director of the Energy CDT)
Douglas is an expert in materials physics and researches next-generation thin-film photovoltaic (solar) devices. He is passionate about educating future energy leaders, is the Director of the Centres for Doctoral Training in Energy and Global Challenges Research and Chair of the European Universities Association Energy and Environment Platform.

Dr Joanna Berry (Associate Professor (Teaching) in Entrepreneurship in the Business School)
Joanna leads on Business, Enterprise and Innovation with expertise in supporting businesses to scale and succeed. Her entrepreneurial spirit is underpinned by a deep and broad range of regional, national and international corporate and public sector contacts.

Institute Administrator

Lynn Gibson (contact by email)

Engagement & Communications Manager

Evelyn Tehrani (contact by email)

Executive Team

Prof Jon GluyasExecutive Director
Dr John BothwellDirector
Professor Simone AbramDirector
Dr Joanna BerryDirector
Professor Douglas HallidayDirector
Professor Tony RoskillyDirector