Prof Tim Foxon

Co-investigator, Professor of Sustainability Transitions University of Sussex
Tim Foxon EDRC

Prof Tim Foxon is Professor of Sustainability Transitions at SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit), University of Sussex. His research explores co-evolution of technologies and institutions for a sustainable net zero transition, and relations between energy use and economic growth. He is co-Investigator in the Governance theme of the Energy Demand Research Centre. He was previously a co-Investigator for the Digital Society theme and Local Green New Deals project of the UK Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS, 2018-23), as well as on EPSRC Transition Pathways for a Low Carbon Economy (2008-12) and Realising Transition Pathways (2012-16) projects; ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics Phase 1 (2008-13) and Phase 2 (2013-18); UK Energy Research Centre Phase 3 (2015-18); EPSRC Operationalising Socio-Technical Energy Transitions (21srt018-21) and ESRC Transit – Modelling Transition Risk project under the Rebuilding Macroeconomics Sustainability Hub (2018-21).


He has published 2 books, over 80 academic articles in leading energy, innovation and sustainability journals, 15 book chapters and over 20 research reports. His book on ‘Energy and Economic Growth: Why we need a new prosperity’, was published by Routledge in 2018, and he has recently published a chapter on ‘Green Growth and Post Growth’ in the Routledge Handbook of Energy Transitions.