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Prof. Raphael Heffron

Professor in Global Energy Law & Sustainability at Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy University of Cambridge

Raphael Heffron is Professor for Global Energy Law & Sustainability at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee. Raphael is also a Jean Monnet Professor in the Just Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy. His work is international and combines a mix of energy law, policy and economics. He has published over 120 publications of different types. Professor Heffron’s research all has a principle focus on achieveing a just transition to a low-carbon economy. His research has been cited over 1000 times in the last four years. Raphael was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland in 2018. 5 Raphael’s research has involved funding from UK national research councils (the ESRC, and the EPSRC), the EU (in a Horizon 2020 project) and currently through the European Commission Jean Monnet Chair 2016-2019. He has acted as a consultant for the World Bank and various policy organisations in the EU. Raphael is on the Editorial Board of the International Energy Law Review and is also Consulting Editor of the Halsbury’s Laws of England volumes on Energy Law. Raphael’s research and teaching has been recognised by the award of a Jean Monnet Professorship in Energy & Natural Resources Law (2016-2019) by the European Commission. His teaching has been recognised in the UK by becoming a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy in 2018. In addition, Raphael is also a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts. Raphael read for his PhD at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. He is also a trained Barrister-at- Law and was called to the Bar in July 2007 in the Republic of Ireland. He holds degrees from the University of Cambridge (MPhil, PhD), the University of Oxford (MSc) (Christ Church), the University of St. Andrews (MLitt), and Trinity College Dublin (BA, MA).

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