TEAM MEMBERS

EnvEcon have a close-knit and highly experienced research group that interact across the full spectrum of our work. The team offer expertise and experience from fields such as economics, engineering, political science, behavioural science, environmental science and data science. This blend of skills within a well integrated team allows us to deliver balanced inter-disciplinary responses to real world challenges. At EnvEcon we develop broader expertise in our team to foster more productive collaborations and more balanced deliverables. Primary roles are noted for the team below.

BREANNA LARSEN

Project Manager

DR. LEONHARD LADES

Behavioural Economics

DR. EOIN Ó BROIN

Climate & Air

YULU GUO

Transport Modelling & Policy

DR. LUKE KELLEHER

Spatial Analytics

SHIVANI SHUKLA

Energy & Economics

ANTONIO SOLER

Business Development

Breanna Larsen
Breanna LarsenTest
Project Manager

Breanna Larsen

Breanna Larsen holds an MSc in Environmental Policy and a BA with a major in International Relations. Through her academic career she has developed specialist experience in the areas of economics, statistics and political science. She has also conducted in-depth research in regards to resource management and fracking.

Breanna is a skilled researcher with particularly relevant skills in regards to policy analysis, environmental mediation, public participation and stakeholder engagement. She is also extremely proficient in the areas of data and research management with a meticulous and professional approach in regards to clearly organising and structuring her research.

Breanna Larsen
Breanna LarsenMs.
Leonhard Lades
Leonhard LadesDr
Leonhard Lades

Dr. Leonhard Lades

Leonhard is a behavioural scientist with broad expertise in the areas of economic psychology and behavioural economics. His research focuses on time preferences, temptation and self-control in everyday life, and soft paternalism. A major element of his current work is the application of day reconstruction diaries to measure decision making biases in everyday life with a view to understanding and informing choices and policy design.

Leonhard obtained his MSc in Economics from the University of Bonn and completed his PhD from the Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena at the Max Planck Institute of Economics and the Graduate School Human Behaviour in Social and Economic Change in Jena, Germany. He completed postdocs at the Max Planck Institute in Jena and at the Behavioural Science Centre in Stirling. Prior to joining EnvEcon he was a tenured lecturer in economics at the University of Stirling. He has published in academic journals such as Economics Letters, the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, the Journal of Economic Psychology, the Journal of Evolutionary Economics, and Kyklos. Leonhard is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at UCD, and a member of the Centre for Behavioural Sciences at UCD Geary.

Leonhard Lades
Leonhard LadesDr.
Leonhard Lades
Eoin
Eoin

Dr. Eoin Ó Broin

Eoin Ó Broin is an experienced researcher with specialist expertise in the fields of transport the built environment. Prior to joining EnvEcon Eoin completed a post-doc at CIRED (Centre international de recherche sur l’environnement et le développement) in Paris modelling transport sector demand in an IAM (integrated assessment modelling) framework. The work was carried out as part of an EU FP7 funded project ADVANCE and has resulted in an article in the journal Transportation Research Part D : Transport and Environment and a number of other co-authored papers. Prior to CIRED he completed his PhD at the Dept. of Energy and Environment at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. The research there involved modelling residential sector energy demand in the EU building stock and resulted in four articles in the journals, Energy (2), Applied Energy and Energy Efficiency. The research methods used have involved both top-down (econometric) and bottom up (simulation) approaches to Energy System Modelling and scenarios to 2050 and 2100.

Dr Ó Broin holds an M.Sc. in Industrial Ecology from Chalmers and a B.Eng. in Electronic Engineering from the University of Limerick. He has undertaken internships at the UN ECE Committee on Housing and Land Management and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development in Geneva, and been a member of the board of management of Gothenburg City Water Utility (Göteborg kretslopp och vatten).

Eoin
Eoin
Yulu
Yulu

Yulu Guo

Yulu is rigorously trained with strong quantitative analytical abilities firmly grounded in economic theory. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from University College Dublin, and also a BA in Financial Management from Zhejiang Normal University in China. Yulu is a dedicated researcher with comprehensive knowledge of many different areas, such as econometrics, environmental policy and economics. She has abundant skills in data analysis and is also proficient in data programming. Her research interests include market-based instruments such as the emission trading scheme, and the modelling of policy using different approaches.

Yulu
Yulu
Luke
Luke

Dr. Luke Kelleher

Luke is a GIS analyst with over 15 years experience of working in the field. He obtained his PhD in Environmental Planning from the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering (SPACE) at Queens University Belfast in 2015. His research programme involved extensive use of GIS, SPSS, Stated Preference Surveys and Discrete Choice Modelling. He also has an MSc in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from the University of Ulster. He has previous experience working as a Researcher in the University of Hertfordshire, Queens University Belfast and University of Ulster. Luke has also worked as a GIS Analyst with a wide range of public bodies and companies including the UK Department for Transport, Northern Ireland Water, Hertfordshire County Council and RPS Group.

Luke
Luke
Shivani
Shivani

Shivani Shukla

Shivani has a Masters in Applied Economics from University College Dublin and holds a BA (Honours) in Economics. She has undergone rigorous training in economic theory and econometric analysis and has acquired a well-founded skillset for economic analysis. Shivani is proficient in research and written composition and has a deep understanding of a variety of economic fields such as Environmental Economics, Energy Economics, Macroeconomics and policy formulation using Behavioural Economics. Her research interests include formulation, analysis and evaluation of environmental policy using economic methods and data modelling, especially in development of a circular economy and sustainable urban logistics.

Shivani
Shivani
Antonio
Antonio

Antonio Soler

Antonio Soler holds a Master´s in Politics and International Relations and a Bachelor’s degree in international business. Antonio has extensive experience in both public and private sector environments. In addition to short assignments at Teleperformance, Nestle Plc and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs OCHA, Antonio worked as a study support specialist at ICON Plc. His most recent assignment has been as an Advisor to the Ministry of Education in Colombia, where he served as coordinator of the Centre Region for the ten-year National Education Strategy. This involved interaction at Ministerial level, and engagement and outreach with the public, educational organisations and businesses such as Facebook and IBM. Antonio’s areas of expertise include strategy development, public policy, survey research, public participation methods, outreach and dissemination.

Antonio
Antonio

ALUMNI

EnvEcon also maintain connections with former team members that have worked with us over time. The following are those team members who have collaborated and worked with us on recent projects and initiatives.

MARIE THERESE POWER

Energy & Buildings

CONOR MURPHY

Transport

DR. HARUT SHAHUMYAN

Data Science & GIS

Harut
Harut

Dr. Harutyun Shahumyan

Harut has over 14 years’ experience specialising in GIS, geospatial technologies, spatiotemporal analysis, model integration, and web-based GIS applications. He graduated from Yerevan State University in Armenia with an Honours Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics. Afterwards, he went on to complete a Doctoral thesis in 2001 by research specialising in statistical modelling at the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia. From 2002 to 2008, Harut developed practical experience working with decision makers as he moved to consulting and worked as a GIS Expert in leading international organisations such as USAID, Emerging Markets Group, PA Consulting and Development Alternatives Inc. Concurrently he was also a Visiting Researcher at the University of Cambridge visiting three times between 2002 and 2005. In 2008 Harut joined University College Dublin as a Post-Doctoral Researcher on the Urban Environment Project, where his research was focused on land use modelling, scenario simulation for regional development, and geospatial analyses informing decision makers in Ireland.

In 2014, Harut was awarded an EU FP7 Marie Curie International Fellowship and moved to the National Center of Smart Growth at the University of Maryland to implement his GeoSInPo project. Here his research integrated different state-of-the-art models including land use, transport, emissions and water quality models for the Washington-Baltimore Region.Harut has over 50 publications, which includes 14 peer-reviewed papers in high profile international journals and 4 book chapters. His research interests are broad in scope but centre on the areas of GIScience, geospatial technologies, Spatial Decision Support Systems, Citizen Science, Smart Cities and Big Data.

Harut
Harut
Marie Therese
Marie Therese

Marie Therese Power

Marie Therese has a background in public policy, specialising in environmental policy, from the Masters in Public Policy at University College Dublin. She also holds a BA (mod) in economics and politics from Trinity College Dublin. She has a strong academic background in economic analysis and research methods and has been increasingly applying these skills to issues of public policy design and evaluation.

Marie Therese has spent a number of years working in the NGO sector, on issues of penal policy and homelessness. Her current focus is informed by these experiences, motivating her interest in effective, evidence based policies, in particular multilateral approaches to addressing complex policy issues. Marie Therese holds a Diploma in project management and is a highly professional, efficient and detail orientated researcher.

Marie Therese
Marie Therese
Conor
Conor

Conor Murphy

Conor holds a Masters degree in Environmental Economics and Policy from the National University of Ireland, Galway. His undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance from University College Dublin gives him a firm grounding in Statistics and Optimisation theory. His principle research interests are in the economics of transport, energy, taxation and agriculture. Prior to joining EnvEcon Conor worked with Teagasc completing research projects in agricultural economics. Conor has experience working in corporate taxation giving him a strong theoretical understanding of taxation policy and informing his research in this area.

Conor
Conor