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Durham University

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Dr Bregje van Veelen

Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Geography
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 41801
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About me

I work on the REINVENT project: Realising Innovation in Transitions for Decarbonisation, where I analyse the governance of decarbonisation efforts in 'hard to reach' sectors, such as plastics and agriculture. Prior to this I completed my PhD at the University of Edinburgh, where my research focused on the governance of community renewable energy projects. I am particularly interested in how these projects fit within a wider community/localism agenda, and what the democratic implications are of these emerging governance arrangements. I have also worked on a project commissioned by the Scottish Government which looked at the potential for community investment in commercial renewable energy schemes, and spent six months working at the Scottish Government, where I helped to develop a new community landownership strategy.


  • PhD, Human Geography, University of Edinburgh
  • MSc, Environmental Sustainability, University of Edinburgh
  • MA, Geography & International Relations, University of Aberdeen

Selected Publications

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