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". She 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.