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Dr Rachel Freeman
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Tel: 0203 104 6913
  • Research Fellow in Energy Transitions
  • Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
  • Faculty of the Built Environment

Rachel Freeman has a BSc. in Mathematics, a MSc. in renewable energy and the environment, and a doctorate in systems engineering from the University of Bristol. Before starting her doctorate she worked as a software engineering, and then as a consultant providing technical evaluation services and research to support energy planning. Her speciality is in applying systems thinking and systems modelling methods to a range of sustainability issues - focusing on the complexity of the economic, engineering, and political/behavioural issues important to the process of decarbonisation. Dr Freeman is a member of the policy council of the UK Chapter of the System Dynamics society.  

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Dr Rachel Freeman is a Research Fellow at UCL's Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources, in the Energy Systems group. Rachel works on socio-technical energy transition modelling that will support the UK's transition to a low-carbon economy. 

Rachel's research covers a range of topics related to sustainability including waste prevention, the rebound effect, resource efficiency, energy and carbon management in buildings and transport, energy demand response, re-distributed manufacturing, smart meters, and the relationships between natural capital and the rebound effect. 

Teaching Summary

Rachel Freeman has given lectures and tutorials at the postgraduate and undergraduate levels in the following subjects: systems thinking methods for managers, system dynamics modelling, discrete event modelling, low-carbon transport and buildings, climate change mitigation. 

Academic Background
2015   Doctor of Engineering University of Bristol
2002   Master of Science University of Reading
1984   Bachelor of Science Bedford College
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