UCL Energy Institute


UCL-Energy's Dr David Shipworth and Dr Mark Barrett promoted to Professor

22 June 2016


UCL-Energy is delighted to announce the promotion of Dr David Shipworth and Dr Mark Barrett to the role of Professor within the Faculty of the Built Environment. 

Dr David Shipworth has been promoted to Professor of Energy and the Built Environment. David’s research focuses on how technology and behaviour interact to influence energy use in buildings, and which research designs and methods are best suited to understanding such interactions. His research is frequently highly interdisciplinary (spanning the social and physical sciences), and empirical (based on experimental and field research, analysis of data, and construction of models from data). 

David is a  member of the ASHRAE Multi-Disciplinary Task Group on Occupant Behaviour in Buildings; the IEA Annex 66 ‘Definition and Simulation of Occupant Behaviour in Buildings’ and IEA Annex 69 ‘Strategy and Practice of Adaptive Thermal Comfort for Lowering Energy use in Buildings’. He is an editorial board member of Nature Scientific Data, reviews papers for a dozen international journals, and is a grant reviewer and panel member for EPSRC, ESRC, AHRC, NERC and the Leverhulme Trust. David is currently co-investigator in the RCUK Centre for Energy Epidemiology, academic lead on the Ofgem LCNF Vulnerable Customers and Energy Efficiency project, sit on the Strategic Advisory Group of the ETI Smart Systems Programme, as well as an academic advisor and consultant to DECC on the Smart Metering programme, and was academic lead on ‘social aspects of smart energy systems’ in the FCO SIN/UKERC Smart Energy Systems academic and trade mission to Japan.

Dr Mark Barrett has been promoted to Professor of Energy and Environmental Systems Modelling. As a consultant and academic, Mark has 40 years' experience modelling and developing policies for energy demand and supply systems, and transport systems so as to meet environmental, economic and energy objectives. He has developed scenarios of energy, emissions, and costs for national and city/regional energy systems, electricity and transport (surface, aviation, shipping) in European and Asian countries, including trade optimisation. He developed models which have been  licenced to National Grid and others to investigate the impacts of electrification of heat and transport.

He has worked at international, national and regional levels in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia for clients including Universities, the European Commission, the European Environment Agency, UK Government departments, the Japan Clean Air Programme, local authorities, private companies, and non-governmental environmental organisations. Mark’s current work is on developing an energy-environment-economic-health city model to aid policy , constructing a 100% renewable energy scenario for the UK and examining the role of storage and transmission in energy systems.