Jake is working at the University of Lancaster exploring the use of deliberative methods in climate and energy governance in the UK. The project seeks to build on the UK Climate Assembly and numerous local deliberative exercises, with a focus on how deliberation can be embedded into the policy process. The project is being led by Professor Rebecca Willis and is a collaboration between the Lancaster Environment Centre, the Committee on Climate Change, the Energy System Catapult, the Centre for Climate and Social Transformations, and the UK Energy Research Centre.
Whilst at CSER, Jake worked on sustainable finance, supporting Dr Ellen Quigley in her research exploring how the financial system can contribute to the transition to a zero-emissions economy. Jake has a background in environmental policy and economics and completed a PhD in environmental governance at the University of Edinburgh and holds degrees in zoology and human geography well as a Graduate Diploma in economics.