Joe has broad experience across the energy, waste and marine sectors, with much of his work focusing on the design and evaluation of policy programmes, socio-economic studies and evidence-based reviews.
A highly effective verbal and written communicator, Joe also has extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative research design and analysis. He has applied these skills to a number of technical and politically prominent projects for the UK Government and the European Commission. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment.
Joe was heavily involved in an evaluation of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), which sought to understand the performance of the RHI and its effect on the renewable heat supply chain. He contributed to three strands of research examining the attitudes of potential RHI applicants, the wider business population and the supply chain towards the RHI and the renewable heat market. Also in an energy context, Joe was the lead researcher in a project commissioned by DECC to assess the deployment of renewable heat technologies in Europe and to review associated policies.
Joe has also contributed to many of Eunomia’s marine-focused projects. Recently this has included an economic assessment of Marine Plans for the South Inshore and Offshore areas of the UK for the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). Joe was responsible for designing and conducting the majority of interviews with stakeholders in a variety of economic sectors, in order to assess the potential economic impact of the marine plans which are currently in development.
Joe joined Eunomia in 2012 after completing a master’s degree in environmental governance at the University of Manchester, for which he received a distinction. Prior to this, he studied geography, also at the University of Manchester, where he conducted a dissertation on the ‘attitude-behaviour gap’ in relation to pro-environmental behaviour.