Mathilde Rainard

Postgraduate Researcher University of Leeds

I am a PhD Candidate at the University of Leeds. My thesis investigates the fairness of British and French energy transition policies from an intersectionality theory perspective, with energy poverty policies as a case study.

I have achieved my MSc in Climate Change and Environmental Policy at the University of Leeds in 2021 after studying politics, law and economics as an undergraduate and postgraduate student at Sciences-Po (France). I worked from 2017 to 2020 in the private sector and in 2022 for UNFCCC as part of their Gender and Action for Climate Empowerment Team, where I supported research and negotiations efforts. For my research I engage with citizens as well as actors in the public and private sectors to encourage collaborative decision making in the context of the net-zero transition.