Jan Webb

Jan Webb

UKERC Co-Director, University of Edinburgh

Janette Webb is Edinburgh University Professor of Sociology of Organisations, Co-Director of the UK Energy Research Centre, and member of The Scottish Science Advisory Council and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Energy Scientific Advisory Committee.

In October 2020 Janette was granted a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to energy transition in the UK.

Her research concerns social studies of energy and climate change. With funding from UK Research and Innovation, she is studying comparative European heat and energy efficiency governance, and local and regional energy systems. Further work is evaluating the Energy Efficient Scotland Pilots. The research is used in 2017 Scottish Government Energy Strategy  Consultations and 2018 UK Government Clean Growth: Transforming Heating.

She is a Fellow of the Energy Institute and member of Scottish Power Energy Networks Customer Engagement Group. Her research contributes to policy: she is a commissioner for the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland; has advised Scottish Government on Fuel Poverty, Low Carbon Infrastructure and the Climate Change Plan. She is a member of UK Government BEIS research evaluation group, and Adviser to the UKRI Industrial Strategy Challenge Prospering from the Energy Revolution. She chaired the UK Committee on Climate Change 2016 Advisory Group on Energy Efficiency and Heat. She was Non-Executive Director, and Sustainability Lead, NHS Health Scotland 2003-11, and founder member of NHS Scotland Public Health and Sustainability Network.