Dr Duncan Russel


I trained as an interdisciplinary environmental scientist at the University of East Anglia (UEA). I then specialised in environmental politics at UEA through my PhD entitled “Environmental Policy Appraisal in UK Central Government: A political Analysis.” The thesis had an interdisciplinary approach drawing on perspectives from environmental science, economics, public administration and politics. I was a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Research at UEA from Oct 2004 until Jan 2009. During this time I was awarded an ESRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship to help me disseminate my work on policy appraisal, and I was a visiting fellow at the Free University of Amsterdam. I also worked on European Union funded projects related to environmental policy coordination, policy appraisal, evidence based policy making and the political economy of climate change. I joined Exeter in February 2009 as a Lecturer under the Climate Change and Sustainable Futures strategy.