PhD student

Fiona Lambe

Institute: Stockholm Environment Institute
Other affiliation: Linköping University
Research area: Environment and climate change, Poverty reduction, Renewable energy
Research region: Africa, Asia-Pacific
Open to collaboration with: Media, Other researchers, Practitioners and policy makers


Fiona holds a M.Sc. degree in Development Studies from University College, Dublin and has 15 research experience in the fields of energy access, sustainable development, and behaviour change. Her current research focuses on understanding behavioural drivers in the context of clean energy transitions in low-income settings, and the process of designing effective services and products that can better meet the needs of energy users. She has conducted research on this topic in Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Cambodia, India, and Nepal. She has also studied the socioeconomic and policy aspects of scaling energy access at the local level and the linkages to global processes and structures including international development and climate policy. Fiona has extensive knowledge of the environmental-health, policy and gender themes related to household energy access, and an interest in exploring and prototyping innovative methods and approaches for understanding behaviour change. Prior to joining SEI, Fiona worked as an energy consultant, developing and leading projects in East Africa related to the to design, implementation and evaluation of clean cooking programmes in a variety of settings, including emergency Internally Displaced Person (IDP)/refugee settlements and urban informal settlements. She has conducted projects and consultancies for clients including the World Bank, WHO, UNDP, UN Women, Sida, GIZ, SNV, DFID, Nordic Climate Facility, and the European Commission.

Other experience

Collaboration with civil society organisations
Collaboration with government agencies
Collaboration with private sector
Consultancy contracts

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