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Biography

Dave is a senior research fellow at IPPR Scotland.

Dave's experience spans government, regulation and academia, with particular expertise in energy and climate policy. Before joining IPPR, Dave worked at the Scottish government in the heat in buildings division, coordinating heat and energy efficiency policies with wider climate, welfare, economic and energy policies. Dave has also worked at Ofgem, developing rules for gas distribution network companies to operate under, with a focus on environmental sustainability.

Earlier in his career, Dave was senior research fellow at the University of Edinburgh, playing a central role in the Heat in the City research group. His work explored policy and practice on zero emissions heat and energy efficiency, traversing scales from the lived experience of a heat network being installed on a housing estate, to the formation of national energy policies.