Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Professor Charlie Wilson

Professor of Energy and Climate Change
Leader, ECI Energy Programme
Jackson Senior Research Fellow, Oriel College


Charlie Wilson is Professor of Energy and Climate Change at the Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment, and Jackson Senior Research Fellow at Oriel College, Oxford. He is also a visiting research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria.

Charlie's research interests lie at the intersection between innovation, people, and policy in the field of energy and climate change mitigation. He works both at a systems level on scenarios and modelling of net-zero transformations, and at a micro level on innovation processes, technology adoption, and pro-environmental behaviour. His research is supported by grants from the European Research Council (ERC), Horizon Europe, and the UK Research Councils.

Prior to joining ECI, Charlie spent 11 years with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia (UK). He has a PhD from the University of British Columbia (Canada) on the social and behavioural determinants of energy use. Prior to his PhD, he worked for a number of years in the private sector in both renewable energy and carbon finance, and climate change policy.


For a full list of Charlie's publications, please go to his Google Scholar or ORCiD pages.