Professor Jim Watson

Director, UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)

Jim Watson is Director of the UK Energy Research Centre and Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Sussex. He has 20 years of research experience on climate change, energy and innovation policies. He frequently advises governments in the UK and abroad, and has been a specialist adviser to three UK Parliamentary select committees. His international experience includes a period as a visiting scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School and ten years of collaborative research on energy in China. He is a judge for the Queens Awards and a member of the UK government’s fossil fuel price projections panel.