Rebecca is an interdisciplinary PhD researcher at the Centre for Environmental Policy where she focuses on the Circular Economy and sustainable development with perspectives from ecological economics.
Rebecca uses Chilean economist Max-Neef's Human-Scale Development proposal to explore how human needs approaches can be applied to strengthen the social impact of the Circular Economy. She has interests in industrial symbiosis and circular strategies in a variety of industries (incl. textiles, plastics). Her current research seeks to maximise social and environmental synergies in textile manufacturing, contrasting production approaches in developing and developed world manufacturing hubs. She has specialism in qualitative methodologies, with experience in interview, focus groups and workshop approaches.
Aside from her PhD, Rebecca is a research assistant of Dr Judith Cherni, researching renewable energy technology and policy in Latin America. She has assisted with studies covering a variety of technologies, including solar PV and dry-fermentation. Currently she is working on a project in collaboration with the University of La Sabana, Colombia. The project explores opportunities for waste-to-energy technologies in semi-urban regions of Colombia. Rebecca has broad interests in sustainable development, energy access and poverty alleviation. She was included as an early career stage expert reviewer for the IPCC sixth assessment, (WG2) chapter 8: Poverty, Livelihoods and Sustainable Development and (WG3) chapter 5: Demand, services and social aspects of mitigation.
Rebecca is an Imperial President's PhD Scholar. She holds an MSc Environmental Technology with Distinction from Imperial College (2018), and a prize-winning 1st class BSc (Hons) Business Administration degree from Bath University (2014).
Tiernan, H., Friedman, S., Clube, R.K.M. et al. 2022. Implementation of a structured decision-making framework to evaluate and advance understanding of airborne microplastics. Environmental Science & Policy 135: 169-181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2022.05.005
Clube, R.K.M. 2022. Is job creation a legitimate social benefit of the circular economy? Resources, Conservation and Recycling. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2022.106220
Clube, R.K.M. & Tennant, M. 2021. Social inclusion and the circular economy: The case of a fashion textiles manufacturer in Vietnam. Business Strategy and Development. https://doi.org/10.1002/bsd2.179
Clube, R.K.M. & Tennant, M. 2020. The Circular Economy and human needs satisfaction: promising the radical, delivering the familiar. Ecological Economics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2020.106772
Clube, R.K.M. & Tennant, M. 2020. Exploring garment rental as a sustainable business model in the fashion industry: Does contamination impact the consumption experience? Journal of Consumer Behaviour. 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1002/cb.1817
Clube RKM, Tennant M, 2022, Social inclusion and the circular economy: The case of a fashion textiles manufacturer in Vietnam, Business Strategy and Development, Vol:5, ISSN:2572-3170, Pages:4-16
Clube RKM, Tennant M, 2020, The Circular Economy and human needs satisfaction: Promising the radical, delivering the familiar, Ecological Economics, Vol:177, ISSN:0921-8009, Pages:1-12
Clube RKM, Tennant M, 2020, Exploring garment rental as a sustainable business model in the fashion industry: Does contamination impact the consumption experience?, Journal of Consumer Behaviour, ISSN:1472-0817