Lisa is a lecturer in energy economics in the School of Economics. Her research is in clean energy technology adoption, energy markets, and climate change economics and related policy. She is an active member of the UCD Energy Institute where she co-leads the interdisciplinary EMPowER project relating to the decarbonisation of electricity and consumer technologies in climate change mitigation policy. She was the senior energy economist in the Energy Efficiency Unit at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris until summer 2013 where she led research projects relating to energy efficiency finance, transport, and cross-sectoral policy. She subsequently worked as an independent consultant in energy and environmental economics. From 2006-2009 she was the Director of Research at Comhar Sustainable Development Council and research fellow in the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy, UCD. Lisa also previously worked as policy analyst in the R&D division of Volkswagen AG in Germany.
Lisa completed a PhD in environmental economics from University College Dublin (UCD); she also holds a Masters in Economics and other postgraduate and undergraduate degrees in economics and chemical engineering from UCD and Colorado School of Mines, USA. She has published numerous journal articles and research reports in the areas of energy and climate change policy, economics, and energy efficiency. Lisa is currently a Board Member of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.