Karen Turner


  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

Karen is Director of the Centre for Energy Policy at the University of Strathclyde International Public Policy Institute. She has previously held academic posts at in the Economics Departments at Heriot-Watt, Stirling and Strathclyde Universities. Karen was one of six ESRC Climate Change Leadership Fellows (http://www.researchcatalogue.esrc.ac.uk/grants/RES-066-27-0029/read) and her main research interests in modeling the economy-wide impacts of energy and climate policy. The main focus of her current work is investigating economy-wide rebound effects and macroeconmic impacts of energy efficiency enhancing and/or carbon reduction technologies such as CCS. Karen is Principle Investigator on the EPSRC ‘Working with the [EUED] Centres project titled ‘Energy Saving Innovations and Economy-wide Rebound Effects’ (See project web-site hosted by our partners the the Centre for Innovation and Energy Demand at the University of Sussex http://cied.ac.uk/research/impacts/energysavinginnovations).

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University Of Strathclyde

1 Oct 199930 Apr 2002

Master in Science, University of Glasgow

1 Oct 199831 Oct 1999

Bachelor of Arts, University Of Strathclyde

1 Oct 19951 Jul 1998


  • CGE; input-output; energy policy; energy efficiency

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Projects 2004 2020

ClimateXChange 2017/19 PDRF Economics

Allan, G., McGregor, P., Turner, K. & Figus, G.

Scottish Government


Project: Research Fellowship

Research Output 2000 2018

Open Access
household income

Energy efficiency as an instrument of regional development policy? The impact of regional fiscal autonomy

Figus, G., Lecca, P., McGregor, P. & Turner, K. 10 Aug 2018 In : Regional Studies. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
household energy
regional development
energy efficiency
development policy

Activities 2015 2018

Energy efficiency plan should bring valuable extra benefits

Turner, K. (Recipient)
5 May 2018

Activity: Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Stakeholder engagement meeting

Alabi, O. T. (Participant), Turner, K. (Presenter), Race, J. (Participant)
7 Feb 2018

Activity: Types of Public engagement and outreach - To be assigned


Enhancing the Scottish Government’s policy evaluation capacity

Peter McGregor (Participant), John Swales (Participant), Grant Allan (Participant), Patrizio Lecca (Participant), Karen Turner (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalPolicy and legislation, Economic and commerce