Dr Jonathan Radcliffe is a Reader in Energy Systems and Policy, leading an interdisciplinary research team. His research interests are in energy system technology, policy and innovation, in particular the role of energy storage. He also leads the Resilient Cities theme of the Institute for Global Innovation, working with colleagues across the university to investigate the drivers of urban distress and the conditions for securing city resilience, with a focus on global cities that are undergoing transitions.
Jonathan has extensive knowledge of the policy-making process, having worked on science and innovation policy in Government and Parliament for 13 years. He has worked directly with policy makers, academics and business leaders at the highest level.
He has published on future energy innovation priorities, the role of energy storage, and flexibility options for the UK’s energy system. He has experience of working internationally, including recent projects with China, Korea, Brazil, Mexico and the EU.
Jonathan became a full-time academic in January 2015. He regularly presents at national and international conferences, and contributes articles to journals and magazines.
Jonathan's research includes cryogenic energy systems. Learn more about that research at Birmingham: