Yekatherina is a Research Associate in Energy Demand Reduction Policy, she joined the ECI in 2021 to undertake research in projects under the overall theme of 'Demand/ supply policy asymmetry', which forms part of the Theme 6 (Policy and Governance) in the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS). The theme is led by Tina Fawcett. The centre is led by Nick Eyre.

Yekatherina holds a PhD in Social Science and System Dynamics from University College London (2020), which focused on the demand side of the sustainable energy transition in the UK owner-occupied housing stock. Upon completion of her PhD, Yekatherina was awarded a 1-year ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, with which she extended on her PhD work and built networks to develop impact opportunities.

Research interests

Yekatherina's long-term research interests include:

  • energy demand reduction
  • energy policy and governance
  • socio-technical systems research
  • systems thinking
  • system dynamics simulation modelling.

Full publications list

See Yekatherina’s Google Scholar profile for a full list of publications with links to downloadable material.


Bobrova, Y., Papachristos, G., Chiu, L., Tikhomirova, S. and Coon, T. (2023) “Home for the Common Future (HCF): the use of home-meanings to promote domestic energy retrofit”, in Proceedings of the 2023 BEHAVE Conference. European Energy Network, p. 26.
Bobrova, Y., Eyre, N., Fawcett, T., Nolden, C. and Papachristos, G. (2023) “Why don’t governments pay more attention to energy demand? investigating systemic reasons for the supply / demand asymmetry in energy policy”, in Proceedings of the British Institute of Energy Economics Research Conference (BIEE 2023). British Institute of Energy Economics.
Bobrova, Y., Parrish, B., Banks, N. and Narayan, U. (2023) “Capabilities approach to understanding fairness to participation in domestic demand response”, in. British Institute of Energy Economics.
Bobrova, Y., Eyre, N., Fawcett, T., Nolden, C. and Papachristos, G. (2023) “Demand/supply energy policy asymmetry in sustainability transitions: a meta-narrative review”, in.
Bobrova, Y., Eyre, N., Fawcett, T., Nolden, C. and Papachristos, G. (2022) “Energy supply/demand policy asymmetry: a meta-narrative review for a systems explanation”, in.
Bobrova, Y. and Papachristos, G. (2022) “Home-meanings framework to analyse the diverse benefits of low-carbon dwellings”, in. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).
Nolden, C., Eyre, N., Fawcett, T. and Bobrova, Y. (2022) “The role of energy demand in policymaking for a just transition to net zero: a comparative survey in the UK, the Netherlands and Germany”, in eceee 2022 Summer Study on energy efficiency: agents of change. European Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
Bobrova, Y. and Papachristos, G. (2022) “A home-meanings framework to create heterogeneous narratives for promotion of energy retrofit and low-carbon living”, in. Elsevier.