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Dr Clare Richardson-Barlow

Research Fellow in Business Models for Carbon Removal

University of Leeds

Research Fellow in the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

Clare Richardson-Barlow is Research Fellow in the School of Earth and Environment and an instructor in regional political economy in the School of Languages, Cultures & Societies at the University of Leeds. Her current research focuses on the decarbonisation of the steel industry, within the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS). Recently, Clare was also awarded a British Academy grant for exploring just energy transitions in the Asia-Pacific, with a focus on disturbed energy systems in ASEAN.

Prior to joining the University of Leeds Clare worked for many years at international think tanks, including the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). Clare currently serves as a Non-Resident Fellow for NBR where she provides expertise related to energy policy, energy transitions, and the political economy of decarbonisation. Clare earned her PhD in sustainability research and East Asian studies from the University of Leeds. She has an MA in International Development and Public Policy from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.