Dr Imogen Rattle


Imogen Rattle is a UKERC funded Research Fellow in Local Low Carbon Industrial Strategy within the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds. She is an energy social scientist who uses qualitative methods to explore the politics and governance of the low carbon transition within particular places. Her present work seeks to understand the challenges and opportunities involved in embedding climate change priorities within local industrial strategies in the UK. She has previously worked as a project manager at the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Environment Agency.

Research interests

I am interested in how people engage with complex environmental issues both on and offline, and how we can govern the low carbon energy transition to deliver just outcomes. My present work considers how and whether local industrial decarbonisation strategies can assist in delivering Net Zero in a way which takes into account regional economic disparities.

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  • PhD
  • MSc Sustainability
  • LLB

Professional memberships

  • Practitioner member of IEMA
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

Research groups and institutes

  • Sustainability Research Institute
  • Social and Political Dimensions of Sustainability