Alfie is a PhD student at the University of East Anglia as part of the Critical Decade for Climate Change doctoral training programme. His research focuses on understanding the role of local politicians in delivering net zero.
Previously, Alfie has worked as a policy officer at both the Scottish Government and Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). At the RSE he regularly responded to government consultations, prepared parliamentary debate briefings, and engaged with party conferences. Prior to this, Alfie worked at a consultancy firm where, amongst other work, he refined a client’s Climate Change Assessment Tool (CCAT) to increase the accuracy of embodied carbon calculations and contribute to their carbon reduction goals.
Alfie holds a Master’s degree in Global Environment, Politics and Society from the University of Edinburgh, and a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Exeter. For his MSc dissertation he undertook research into the role of state and non-state actors in informing CoP24’s policy outcomes.