Timea is an urban studies scholar with an interdisciplinary background rooted in public policy and management and architecture, with further training in urban geography.
Her research focus is on understanding the dynamics of multi-actor decision-making processes in public policy and implementation in networked (collaborative and participative) governance settings. It also extends to the role and impact of data and digital technologies – as ‘evidence’ – in shaping governance processes and outcomes.
Prior to joining INLOGOV as lecturer in 2021, Timea worked for three years at the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction at the University of Cambridge, as Research Associate and Senior Research Associate. During her time at the University of Cambridge she co-led the ‘Digital Cities for Change’ programme, researching digitally-enabled urban governance.
She was awarded early career researcher grants by the Cambridge Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) and the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS), as well as a research fellowship at Hughes Hall, Cambridge.
Before moving to Cambridge, she was EPSRC research fellow at the Birmingham Energy Institute, University of Birmingham, working on the Across Scales in Energy Decision-making (AScEnD) project. AScEnD produced initial findings on how whole energy system analysis is currently used in policy decision-making processes across political-organisational scales in the UK.
Timea recently published a book entitled Network Governance and Energy Transitions in European Cities as part of the Routledge Focus on Energy Studies series.