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Conservation Research Institute



Thea is a PhD student at the Center for Energy, Environment and Natural Resource Governance (CEENRG), Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge (since October 2019). She is co-supervised by Professor Laura Diaz Anadon and Professor Jorge Viñuales.

She previously studied Economics at the University of Zurich (BA, UZH), International Development Management and Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (MSc, LSE), Science and Technology Studies with a focus on ‘Science, Innovation and Public Policy’ at the Technical University of Munich (MA, TUM) and holds an Honours Degree in Technology and Management from the Centre for Digital Technology and Management (MHons, CDTM, TUM/LMU). Thea spent a semester abroad in Hong Kong (PolyU) and was visiting researcher at Columbia University in New York.

She has worked on several projects in public, private and third sector, such as on the Nepal Earthquake Recovery Project with the German Development Cooperation (GIZ), the Energy Transition Commission (ETC) at the sustainability consultancy Systemiq in London, and did research consultancies e.g. on the MDGs with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation or on knowledge management and digital manufacturing with Siemens Power and Gas Services.

Her PhD topic focuses on key drivers and barriers to decarbonisation pathways in energy-intensive industries, particularly looking at the cement sector. She is interested in understanding the role of different actors, institutions and technologies in advancing sustainability transitions in heterogeneous country contexts.

Geographical region

Central America
Central Asia
East Asia
North Africa
North America
North Asia
South America
South Asia
South East Asia