Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Research Associate







403Weeks BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Hamish is a post-doc researcher at the Centre for Environmental Policy and is affiliated with the Hitachi-Imperial Centre for Decarbonisation and Natural Climate Solutions. His work in this position is focused on societal transitions (e.g. reduced energy demand, changing diets or alternative energy systems) and climate change mitigation scenarios. His work considers the impacts and feasibility of societal transition scenarios and their implications for specific sectors and countries. 

Prior to this, Hamish completed a post-doc research position within the Department of Physics at Imperial College, developing open-source research software, and conducting exploratory research on the potential for Agrivoltaics in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Hamish completed his PhD at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment as part of the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet doctoral training partnership. The topic of his PhD was developing open-source software tools for addressing sustainable electricity access (SDG7). His supervisors were Professor Jenny Nelson, Dr Ajay Gambhir and Dr Sheridan Few.

Current Research Interests:

  • The feasibility of different climate change mitigation scenarios
  • The potential of Agrivoltaics to improve energy access, food production efficiency and water efficiency
  • Strengthening our understanding of future energy demand in low-income countries and how this may relate to climate mitigation and adaptation challenges

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Sandwell P, Winchester B, Beath H, et al., 2023, CLOVER: A modelling framework for sustainablecommunity-scale energy systems, The Journal of Open Source Software, Vol:8, ISSN:2475-9066, Pages:1-5

Beath H, Hauser M, Sandwell P, et al., 2021, The cost and emissions advantages of incorporating anchor loads into solar mini-grids in India, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Transition, Vol:1, ISSN:2667-095X, Pages:1-14

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