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Miss Emily Judson

Miss Emily Judson

PhD Researcher

 SERSF G2.28


Science and Engineering Research Support Facility (SERSF):, University of Exeter,  Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

 Office hours:

By appointment


Emily joined the University of Exeter in September 2018 as an EPSRC funded PhD student examining digitalisation and democratisation of energy in the context of system decarbonisation.


BA Hons, Politics, Soas, University of London


Prior to joining the University of Exeter Emily worked in international higher education and research policy, with a regional focus on the Middle East and North Africa, at Universities UK International. She also has experience in third sector governance, international student support, and freelance advisory roles. 

Research group links


Research interests

Principle research interests:

  • Governance and policy issues emerging from digitalisation of energy
  • Digital technologies in the 'behind the meter' space
  • Changes in the digital energy commercial landscape, including emerging digital business models
  • The relationship between energy democracy and digital energy technologies
  • Applications of AI and data science in the energy system
  • The potential for digital technologies to support energy system decarbonisation

Research projects

PhD Overview:

In response to decarbonisation targets and technological change, energy systems are shifting from largely top-down linear structures to ones that are more distributed, multi-directional, and data-driven. Emerging technologies are being deployed across these new systems for diverse purposes – for example storage management, peer to peer trading, or distribution automation. This project will examine the implications of increased use of data and digital technologies in energy, and their potential to influence the democratisation and decarbonisation of energy.

Research networks

Emily is a member of the Exeter Energy Network, and a co-organiser of the 'Making Sense of Sustainable Energy Systems' seminar series. She is also a member of the Environmental Intelligence Network, part of the University of Exeter Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI). 


Energy, technology, policy, politics

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