Dr Ala’a Shehabi is a lecturer in Middle East Politics at EISPS and a senior research fellow at The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment. Previously, she was the deputy director of the Institute for Global Prosperity at UCL. Trained in economics, she is now a transdisciplinary and mixed methods researcher focusing on public goods; infrastructure and development; energy justice; participatory action methods and citizen-scholarship through citizen science and citizen assemblies with a Middle East area focus. Through her experience in large scale research projects, she is interested in decolonial knowledge production and ethical international collaboration. She sits on conference planning committee at the ACSS and an ethics working group at the Social Science Research Council.