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 Joseph Dutton

Joseph Dutton

Associate Research Fellow

 01326 259 327

 Tremough House MG04


Tremough House, University of Exeter,  Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK


Joseph Dutton is an associate research fellow in the Energy Policy Group, working on politics of UK and European energy policy interactions.

Previously he was a market reporter for commodities price reporting agency Argus Media, covering the UK wholesale gas market and upstream industry. From 2012-2014 he worked on the on the Global Gas Security Project at the University of Leicester looking at the globalisation of UK gas supply, the development of shale gas in the UK and Europe, and the changing dynamics of global gas markets. He worked analyst for international upstream oil and gas consultancy Douglas-Westwood from 2010-2012.


BA (hons) Conflict, Peace and Security;
MA International Relations and European Studies


Research interests

  • UK and European energy policy interactions;
  • European electricity market integration;
  • impact of renewable energy on European energy markets;
  • geopolitical economy of gas and governance;
  • UK gas supply and security;
  • globalisation of the gas industry;
  • UK and European shale gas development.

External Engagement and Impact

Invited lectures & workshops

‘Shale gas, the Environment, and the South-West’ - Environmental Protection UK AGM (Exeter, June 2013)

‘US Shale Development and Global Gas Markets’, American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting (Los Angeles, USA, April 2013)

‘EU gas infrastructure and decarbonisation: the path to 2050’ - EU Energy Policy: on the road to decarbonisation? (Institute for European Studies, Virje Universitie Brussel, November 2012)

‘The Geopolitical & Security Implications of Global Unconventional Gas Development for Scotland and the UK’ - Unconventional Gas Workshop, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (Edinburgh, October 2012)

‘The Geopolitical & Security Implications of Global Unconventional Gas Development’ New Energy Security Challenges Workshop – Energy Security in a Multipolar World (Royal Geographical Society, May 2012)

‘Challenges to Sustaining the Shale Gas Revolution’ – The Global Gas Challenge: Implications for the UK (Royal Geographical Society, February 2012)

‘Replicating the US and Australian Experiences in Europe’ - Platts Unconventional Gas (Dusseldorf, Germany, September 2011)

‘LNG, Unconventional Gas and European Gas Markets’ - Gas Storage 2011 (London, June 2011)

Media Coverage

BBC News online; BBC radio and television; Sky News; Financial Times, New Scientist; New Statesman; Petroleum Economist; Interfax; The Sun; Western Morning News; Aberdeen Energy Press & Journal


Supervision / Group

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