UCL Energy Institute

Dr Harry Kennard

Dr Harry Kennard

Senior Research Fellow

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Feb 2017

Research summary

My research is centred on the relationships between energy, the environment, and health. I typically examine these relationships in the context of the built environment. Since 2020 I have been the research fellow for Lancet Countdown's Mitigation Actions and Health Co-benefits Working Group – contributing to research and the production of yearly reports at both a global and regional level

For the past three years I have co-lead the production of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction annual Global Status Report, published by UNEP. Alongside traditional academic outputs, I have contributed to projects at the UK’s department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy.

I also produce and host the Climate Change and Health podcast for UCL, which examines the relationships between climate change and our health. 

Teaching summary

Alongside Master's supervision, I currently contribute to teaching to the UCL Energy Institute's Research Methods course. Prior to this I have taught courses on the global energy system and building energy use. I have also I worked at the UCL Writing Lab, running workshops and tutorials in a wide range of themes relating to essay and research writing.


I'm originally from mid-Wales. My PhD thesis, "Experienced temperature, health and the implications for the built environment”, was completed in 2019. Prior to that I completed Master's degrees in Energy Demand in the Built Environment from UCL, Linguistics from Queen Mary, Applied Mathematics from the Open University and Physics from Cambridge University. My undergraduate degree was also in Physics, from Oxford University.