Dr Paula Hansen

Post-doctoral Researcher

Paula is a postdoctoral researcher at the Environmental Change Institute (ECI). Her research centres around the interactions between humans and (smart) technologies, and draws on commons governance, collective action and systems theory to understand how new and emerging energy systems work.

Paula currently works on the Horizon2020-funded NEWCOMERS project which focuses on the actors, technologies and operation of energy communities across Europe.

Prior to joining the ECI, Paula worked on transdisciplinary energy innovation projects and conducted her PhD research in Perth, Western Australia.

She holds a BSc in Business Management from King’s College London (UK), an MSc in Sustainability Science and Policy from Maastricht University (The Netherlands), and a PhD from Curtin University (Australia).