• Senior Lecturer - University of Edinburgh

Research interests

Mark Winskel is Senior Lecturer in the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies research group. He is an interdisciplinary energy researcher and lecturer. His current research includes work on whole energy system change, energy expertise and research-policy exchange for the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC).

He also supports UKERC's policy engagement efforts in Scotland, and works closely with ClimateXChange (CXC), Scotland's national centre for expertise on climate change. He was CXC's Policy Director (2019-20) and is a member of CXC's Directorate (since 2016).

He was previously UKERC’s national Research Co-ordinator, a role that involved designing, supporting and leading collaborations between social scientists and economists, engineers and physical scientists, and environmental and biological scientists. Other research interests include evidence review, energy scenarios and accelerated energy innovation.

He has acted as an advisor for the International Energy Agency, the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament and many others. He has been researching energy systems, policies and organisations for over 25 years.