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Kirsten Jenkins is an early careers Lecturer in Energy, Environment and Society within the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS) group at the University of Edinburgh and Programme Director for the Energy, Society and Sustainability MSc. Her background is as a sustainable development and human geography scholar, with research interests that centre on energy justice; Just Transitions; energy policy; science, technology and innovations studies; transitions theory and sustainable energy provision and use.
Alongside her lectureship, Kirsten coordinates the Energy and Social Science Network and the Energy Justice mailing list. She also serves as Managing Editor for the journal Energy Research & Social Science, Associate Fellow of the Durham Energy Institute, external examiner to postgraduate programmes in Development, Environment and Policy at SOAS University of London, and Deputy Theme Champion for Energy Policy, People and Society at the Energy Technology Partnership. She has published extensively in the fields of energy and social science.