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Bregje van Veelen

PhD student, Institute of Geography

Bregje van Veelen is an ESRC-funded PhD student in the Institute of Geography. To date her research has primarily focused on the social aspects of community-led renewable energy initiatives. Her PhD research adopts an energy justice perspective in order to study the distribution of opportunities and outcomes associated with the emergence of community energy in Scotland and the Netherlands. As part of a previous research project she has also studied the importance of local social contexts in the development of community energy projects in the Scottish Highlands. More recently she has collaborated with several other members of the research group on a ClimateXChange-funded project examining Community Investment in Commercial Renewable Energy Schemes. She has gained further experience of working with a broad range of audiences on various energy-related themes through earlier employment at the University of Aberdeen and the Scottish Government-funded Home Energy Scotland programme.