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Research interests

Darren maintains a visiting professor role at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). His mixed methods research agenda focuses on investigating what a just transition to a low carbon future looks like from a global perspective. This has involved funded empircal research in the Arctic,  Sub Saharan Africa, South East Asia, Europe and the US. He works closely with international organisations to co-develop research and ensure maximum impact from his work. This has been made possible by a wide range of external sponsors including (among others) British Academy, ESRC, EPSRC (now RCUK), GCRF, H2020 and Horizon Europe funding programmes, Leverhulme, Dutch Council NWO, UK Energy Research Centre, the Carnegie Trust and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He holds a number of external expert positions, including on the Arctic project EU Polarnet. He is retains an active role on Horizon projects JUSTNORTH (6.2 million euros) 2020-2024 and PROBONO (26.4 million euros) 2022-2026. 

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (Journal)

    Raphael Heffron (Editor), Madeline Taylor (Editor), DA (Darren) McCauley (Editor), Hirdan Katarina de Medeiros Costa (Reviewer), Yinka Omorogbe (Editor) & Indah Qurbani (Editor)

    1 Jan 20221 Jun 2023

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-reviewAcademic

  • Applied Energy (Journal)

    Darren McCauley (Editor), V Ramasar (Editor), R Heffron (Editor), D Mebratu (Editor), L Mundaca (Editor) & B Sovacool (Editor)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-reviewAcademic

  • Energy Policy (Journal)

    Darren McCauley (Editor), KEH Jenkins (Editor) & A Foreman (Editor)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-reviewAcademic