Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Research Postgraduate







16 Prince's GardensSouth Kensington Campus





PhD title: "Exploring low-carbon transition responses in the global oil industry"

Krista Halttunen is a PhD researcher based at the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London. Her research focuses on energy transitions and low-carbon pathways of the global Oil & Gas sector. Krista is on a NERC-funded studentship (2019-2023) on the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet Doctoral Training Partnership at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment.

The title of Krista's PhD project is, "Exploring low-carbon transition responses in the global oil industry". The project uses different modelling techniques to map out possible future scenarios for the oil industry in the sustainable energy transition and the outcomes for oil companies, investors and the society as a whole. Krista is supervised by Dr Raphael Slade and Dr Iain Staffell. The project is carried out in collaboration with the non-profit CDP

Before starting her PhD research, Krista worked as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and as a policy manager at Ofgem. She holds degrees in Physics and Philosophy (MPhysPhil) from Balliol College, Oxford, and Environmental Technology (MSc) from Imperial. Krista is also a family entrepreneur and a member of the Board of Directors at Halton Group, a global industrial company specialising in indoor air solutions for demanding spaces.