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Academic Biography

I have had the privilege to work as a lecturer in Economics at the International Business School of Teesside University since November 2022. My background is in Energy Economics, and I am focusing on integrating economic theory into practice in teaching.  I am greatly enthusiastic about working and researching in a highly interdisciplinary environment.

I was a research fellow at the Energy and bioproduct research institute (EBRI) at Aston University. I have conducted research to simulate the sustainability impacts of the bioenergy sector in the UK and the Philippines. The projects in which I have been involved were funded by Supergen Bioenergy Hub (SGBH) and Innovate UK.

Industry Background: I worked in the energy industry (Petrochemical, refinery mega plants, and upstream oil and gas) for three years (2015-2018) as a business development director and project manager working at the (PMO) office. Following that, I was employed as an assistant professor of energy economics at Niroo Research Institute (NRI) from 2018 to 2021. Collaborating as a business developer of solar, and wind projects. 

Summary of Research Interests

  • Energy policy
  • Bioenergy Economics
  • Renewable Energy Economics
  • Electricity Market
  • Long-term Energy Planning
  • Circular Economy
  • Sustainable Business & Finance

Enterprise Interest and Activities

  • Business model and canvas design and mapping,
  • participatory techniques, System dynamic modeling
  • Techno-economic and valuation analysis,
  • Investment Appraisal, scenario and cash flow analysis, 
  • Socio-economic and social Impact Assessment

PhD and Research Opportunities

Interested in exploring the following subjects via a PhD, DBA studentship (self-fund):

  • Stochastic techno-economic assessment of renewable energy;
    Method: Real option, Background: Economics, Engineering
  • Energy security and renewable energy impact;
    Method: Valuation, Background: Economics, Finance
  • Climate change policy framework to alleviate the cost of living;
    Method: system design, Background: Economics, Business
  • Bioenergy deployment and rural development;
    Method: System design, Background: Agricultural Economics, Social science 
  • Local Economic Assessment (LEA) of renewable energy development;
    Method: I-O, Input-Output, Background: Economics,
  • Energy Transition and International Relations;
    Method: Conceptual design, Background: Politics, Political Economy

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

Current teaching at TU:

  • Quantitative Economics 3 
  • Global Economics and International Financial Markets 
  • Financial planning 
  • International Market Environment 

Other teaching Experiences:

  • Techno-economic analysis
  • Energy Economics
  • Risk, Impact, and Adaptation
  • Contemporary issues in economics 
  • Macroeconomic (Social Implication)
  • Microeconomic (industrial Implication)
  • Valuation and Financial Economics

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Energy Economics


Award Date: 1 Feb 2015

Master, Energy economics


Award Date: 2 Oct 2010


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