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Dr Oscar Fitch-Roy

Dr Oscar Fitch-Roy

Senior Research Fellow

 Stella Turk Building 


University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, TR10 9FE


I research and teach on environmental politics and public policy. In particular, I study the social, organisational and political issues associated with the transformation of energy systems towards sustainability.

Much of my recent work concerns the role that interest groups and other civil society actors play in discussing and shaping energy policy and governance in the UK, EU and globally.

At Exeter, I am a member of the Energy Policy Group and the Centre for European Governance. My research is currently funded by an ESRC New Investigator Grant and the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme.

I am co-editor (with Caroline Kuzemko at Warwick) of the Palgrave Progressive Energy Policy (PEP) book series and I am a visiting researcher at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Oslo, Norway.

Research interests

  • Energy policy
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy politics
  • Interest group politics
  • EU policy
  • Offshore wind energy


  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (University of Exeter)
  • Diploma in Economics (Open University)
  • MSc Energy Policy (University of Exeter)
  • BSc Physics (University of Southampton)



Research projects

Examining Offshore Wind Institutional Entrepreneurship (ExOE)

ExOE is a three year, ESRC New Investigator Grant to study the role of institutional entrepreneurship in the emergence of offshore wind industries in the UK, Denmark and USA.

Auctions for renewable energy (AURES):

AURES is a European research project on auctions for renewable energy support (RES) in the EU. The general objective of the project is to promote an effective use and efficient implementation of auctions to improve the performance of electricity from renewable energy sources in Europe.

Funding: Horizon 2020

Research grants

  • 2019 ESRC
    Examining Offshore Wind Institutional Entrepreneurship (ExOE)
  • 2018 Horizon 2020
    AURES II: Auctions for Renewable Energy Sources
  • 2014 Horizon 2020
    AURES: Auctions for Renewable Energy Sources


Current research students:

Modules taught on:

  • (BEP3011) Business and Climate Change
  • (POC1003) British Politics and Government
  • (BEP2040) Strategic Concepts for Business
  • (POC2049) European Integration
  • (GEO3409,GEO3409B) Energy Policies for a Low Carbon Economy
  • (BEP3040) Local - Global Innovation
  • (GEOM248) Introduction to Energy Policy and Sustainability

Supervision / Group

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