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Alex Miller is a Research Fellow working on the EmpowerUs project. EmpowerUs is a 3-year Horizon Europe marine social science project that will work with coastal communities to develop social innovations to address persistent coastal issues and enable communities to better benefit from the marine economy.

Alex is completing a PhD in Environmental Planning at Queen's University Belfast. His research examines the influence of lock-in and path dependency in the transition to a low carbon electricity system, and how this influences the socio-political acceptance of renewable energy systems. His PhD research was funded by the MISTRAL Innovative Training Network. 

Previously, Alex worked as a policy analyst in the Government of Canada’s Department of Natural Resources, where he contributed to the Government’s priorities on clean energy, gender equality, and science-policy integration.

Alex holds an MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management from the University of Oxford and a BA (Hons) in Political Science and Aquatic Resources from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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