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Hannah Gillie
Junior Consultant
I am part of Eunomia’s Policy team and work mostly on climate change, plastics policy and producer responsibility. I have a keen interest in the circular economy and urban sustainability.

Hannah supports a variety of clients in areas such as climate change strategy, renewable energy and environmental policy. She has strong qualitative research and analysis skills, and is experienced in stakeholder engagement.

Recent experience

Hannah has contributed to a number of projects which focus on plastics and microplastics, both at regional and global scales. Such projects have recently included studies regarding the Single Use Plastics Directive and writing guidance for Eurostat in relation to the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive. She has researched recycling systems, infrastructure and policy in China and Thailand; conducted stakeholder interviews regarding key issues linked to microplastics and nanoplastics and consumption of seafood; and researching the sources of macro and microplastic marine pollution in Indonesia, as well as producing a literature review of key interventions, both of which contributed to the development and application of a ‘wedges’ model of plastic pollution.

Additionally, Hannah contributes to many of our climate change projects. She has helped design and deliver two workshops for the London Borough of Hounslow supporting the development of their Climate Change Action Plan. She has conducted further research on carbon measurement and accreditation standards, and has assisted private and public sector clients in establishing their response to the climate emergency.

Having worked on numerous projects for the European Commission, Hannah has a good knowledge of EU environmental directives. In a study supporting the Commission’s guidance on extended producer responsibility schemes, she analysed stakeholder input and supported the delivery of two stakeholder conferences. She has also worked on projects regarding the EU End-of-Life Vehicle Directive and on designing economic instruments for Member States.

Her other areas of work include:

  • The design and build of an economic and financial model to assess a variety of policy options to improve local air quality;
  • Updating the Renewable Energy Planning Database; and
  • Designing and creating infographics for a variety of projects.

Career history

Hannah joined Eunomia in 2018 after graduating with a Distinction in her MSc in Sustainable Urbanism from UCL. Her MSc dissertation, now a published paper, examined the extent to which local planning authorities in London can implement the principles of circular economy. Whilst studying, Hannah carried out an internship with Useful Projects, a sustainability consultancy for the built environment.

Hannah has also worked for Chatham House, interning with them in the Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy. Here she researched and presented an internal briefing on household recycling behaviour, and was official rapporteur for a Sino-European Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency (SINCERE) workshop.

Hannah holds a First-Class with Distinction BA in Geography from the University of Cambridge. Her dissertation, regarding urban agriculture in Detroit, received a number of awards including the Royal Geographical Society ‘Food Geography Working Group’ Dissertation Prize (2017).

Outside of work, she enjoys playing squash and hiking in the mountains.