Catherine Mitchell

Professor of Energy Policy at University of Exeter

Catherine Mitchell is Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Exeter. Previous to that, she worked at the Universities of Warwick, Sussex and California, Berkeley. Catherine currently holds an Established Career Fellowship with the EPSRC on Innovation and Governance The first phase ran from 2012–2016, with the second (2016–2019) looking at Innovation and Governance for future energy systems. Catherine has been part of many international writing teams (e.g., a Lead Author in the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report in the Policy and Institutions Chapter of WG3) or research teams (for example, PI of an ESRC/EPSRC interdisciplinary research cluster into Energy Security in a Multi-Polar World [2008–2013]). She has worked for governments and has undertaken numerous advisory positions for a variety of government and non-government stakeholders. She is currently Chair of the Board of the Regulatory Assistance Project (, on the Board of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit and a Trustee of the Centre for Sustainable Energy.