Ceren holds her undergraduate and M.S. degrees in Sociology from Middle East Technical University. Before joining to the Climate and Energy College at the University of Melbourne, she worked at the European Climate Foundation as Turkey senior associate between 2013-2018 and at the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) as conservation supervisor between 2006-2013. Her research focuses on the disruptive role of solar power in coal to clean transformation. She focuses on the justice realm of decarbonization process via designating the justice-related gaps in transition scholarship and the political economy beneath mainstreaming solar power. Ceren’s research contributes to translating elements of high penetration of low-carbon technologies into a just transformation process taking into account burdens of transition to affected communities of climate change, impacted communities from the technological shift; social inequality, and ecological unity and equity.
Disruptive role of solar power in power sector transformation.
Blog posts: Are communities the answer to our renewable energy needs? (REMOVE?? ST)
Project: Global environmental governance, traditional ecological knowledge and blue carbon
Project: Anticipatory governance of geoengineering
Kieran has completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) at The University of Queensland, and a Master of Energy Studies jointly awarded by the University of Queensland, the University of Newcastle, and the University of Western Australia. His Master’s thesis included two distinct but related studies; an examination of the changing dynamics of the Queensland electricity sector under the influence of residential solar photovoltaics, and the evolution of strategic management theory in light of the global sustainability imperative. He has also spent 3 years as a professional engineer working in project management and delivery roles throughout Australia. Kieran's PhD project is focused on understanding emerging models of community-owned renewable energy.
Masters Research Students
Project: Livelihood pathways through community-scale renewable energy in West Java, Indonesia
Project: Factors that influence willingness to participate in a community energy project.
Project: Recycling local waste as substrates for edible mushroom cultivation in the context of "Blue economy"
Project: Capturing Blue Carbon Ecosystems for Improving Social-Ecological System Resilience and Sustainable Development
Project: Blue-carbon in Fijian Locally Managed Marine Areas (FLMMAs) and the subsequent sustainability and resilience outcomes for communities and ecosystems.
Project: Strategic financial tools for blue carbon
Project: Synergies and conflicts between social forestry and REDD+ in Indonesia; and possible political implications for forest-dependent communities
Project: Analyzing climate change resilience of indigenous communities: frameworks to La Guajira, Colombia case study.
Project: Beyond Gender; Understanding Equity in Forest Governance through Intersectionality Perspective