Raphael Heffron is Professor for Global Energy Law & Sustainability at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee. His work is international and combines a mix of energy law, policy and economics. He has published over 100 publications of different types. Professor Heffron’s research all has a principle focus on achieveing a just transition to a low-carbon economy. His research has been cited over 600 times in the last four years. Raphael was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland in 2018.
Raphael’s research has involved funding from UK national research councils (the ESRC, and the EPSRC), the EU (in a Horizon 2020 project) and currently leads projects funded by the European Commission and EPSRC. He has acted as a consultant for the World Bank and various policy organisations in the EU. Raphael is on the Editorial Board of the International Energy Law Review and is also Consulting Editor of the Halsbury’s Laws of England volumes on Energy Law.
Raphael’s research and teaching has been recognised by the award of a Jean Monnet Professorship in Energy & Natural Resources Law (2016-2019) by the European Commission. Raphael is a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and also a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.
Raphael read for his PhD at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. He is also a trained Barrister-at-Law and was called to the Bar in July 2007 in the Republic of Ireland. He holds degrees from the University of Cambridge (MPhil), the University of St. Andrews (MLitt), and Trinity College Dublin (BA, MA).