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 Helena Hastie

Helena Hastie

PhD Researcher

 07916 135850

 Amory C360


Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK


Helena is researching access to electricity in the Kingdom of Eswatini, Southern Africa, looking at rural electrification and the generation of renewable energy.

Prior to this, she completed a Masters degree in International Development in 2008 focusing on community-led development in rural Zambia, and a Masters degree in the Public Understanding of Environmental Change in 2002. She brings this multi-disciplinary approach to her current research.

Helena has gained practical experience working in the development sector and as a trustee of an international development NGO, the Baha'i Agency for Social and Economic Development (BASED-UK). She is a committee member of the Energy Geographies Research Group of the RGS.

Broad Research Specialisms

Southern Africa, renewable energy, international development, sustainable development, the SDG’s.


MSc International Development (University of Birmingham)

MSc Public Understanding of Environmental Change (University College London)

BSc History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science (University College London)


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