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

Research Output 2000 2019

How to conceptualise energy law and policy for an interdisciplinary audience: the case of post-Brexit UK

Cairney, P., McHarg, A., McEwen, N. & Turner, K., 22 Feb 2019, In : Energy Policy. 129, p. 459-466 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Energy policy
Large scale systems

Reframing the Value Case for Carbon Capture and Storage

Turner, K., Alabi, O., Low, R. & Race, J., 22 Mar 2019, Glasgow: University of Strathclyde. 9 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Open Access
Carbon capture
Supply chains
Carbon capture and storage

Activities 2015 2018

The use of economic and energy system modelling for energy policy analysis

Gioele Figus (Member of programme committee), Christian Calvillo Munoz (Member of programme committee), Grant Allan (Chair), Karen Turner (Participant), Andrew Mortimer (Speaker), Patricia Fortes (Speaker), Matthew Winning (Speaker), Anna Krook-Riekkola (Speaker), James Glynn (Speaker), Antonios Katris (Participant), Anna Darmani (Speaker)
22 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of special symposia

Energy efficiency plan should bring valuable extra benefits

Karen Turner (Recipient)
5 May 2018

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation


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