UCL Energy Institute

Dr Brunilde Verrier

Dr Brunilde Verrier

Research Fellow in Energy Transitions

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
2nd Mar 2020

Research summary

Brunilde's research interests focus on: 

Sustainability, socio-technical systems, the energy transition, corporate social responsibility, societal change, politics and governance, environmental management, the resources sector and lean and green manufacturing, and she uses System Thinking and System Dynamics to bridge these disciplines together.

Teaching summary

Brunilde held a one-year teaching assignment during her thesis at the Faculty of Physics and Engineering in Strasbourg, and led workshops in "Eco‐Design" for MSc students as well as lectures and tutorials in "Product industrialization process" for undergraduate students.


Brunilde joined the UCL Energy Institute in 2020 as a Research Fellow in Energy transitions. She is contributing to modelling the social and political dynamics of the Energy transitions in the UK for the O-STET project (operationalizing socio-technical energy transitions), in the aim to better inform sustainable policy decision-making in achieving the 2050 Net Zero emission target in the UK.

Previously, she worked at the Sustainable Minerals Institute at the University of Queensland, on social performance and data analysis at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM). Moving to the Julius Kruttschnitt Minerals Research Centre (JKMRC), she used System Thinking and System Dynamics methodologies to represent the complex causal relationships arising at the interface between mining operations, communities and the environment. Brunilde remains an honorary fellow at the University of Queensland.

She holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Environmental Management from the University of Strasbourg (Unistra). Her thesis focused on the association of Lean manufacturing and Environmental management as a way to help manufacturing industries cope with societal challenges and foster their business excellence. She also holds a Master of Science in Mechatronics from the Unistra.