Dr Peter Mallaburn
Honorary Senior Research Associate
Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
Faculty of the Built Environment
- Joined UCL
- 27th May 2015
Peter’s research focuses on the interactions between research, climate policy and market practice, particularly how successful policies transform their markets.
Peter joined the UCL Energy Institute in October 2014 as a visiting scholar and was appointed as an Principal Research Fellow and Director of Policy in February 2018. Peter looks after the Institute’s strategic relationship with Whitehall and carries out research into effective energy efficiency policy.
Peter began his career in UCL as an environmental plant physiologist, gaining his PhD in 1992. He joined the scientific Civil Service, working on acid rain, urban air pollution, climate modelling and EU energy policy. Peter helped write the first UK’s first Climate Change Programme in 1999, set up the Carbon Trust in 2000, leaving the government in 2002 to lead the Trust’s government and policy team.
Peter left the Carbon Trust in 2006 to be CEO of Salix Finance, a finance company vehicle set up by the government to accelerate energy efficiency investment in the public sector. He returned to academia in 2012 as Reader in Climate Policy at De Montfort University before finding his way back to UCL.