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Stephen Peake

Senior Lecturer

Professional Associations and Experience

Stephen is a Fellow of the Judge Business School where he teaches MPhil, MBA and EMBA courses on Technology Policy, Energy Security and Climate Strategies.

As well as an enthusiastic teacher and media communicator, Dr Peake is a professional consultant, facilitator and media advisor. 2013 projects have included:

  • Economics of Climate Change (African and Asian Development Banks)

  • Systems Practice for Sustainability Leadership (various sectors)

  • Disruptions (African Development Bank)

  • Energy Security (Tata Leadership Programme)

Stephen has regularly served as an expert advisor to the Advertising Standards Authority (recent cases have involved disputes over wind energy, carbon offsetting, and advanced automotive fuels).

He has been called upon to give evidence to various national governments and international organisations.

Previous Appointments

Originally trained as a physicist, Stephen gained a PhD in Engineering and Management from the University of Cambridge, where he also worked as Research Associate in corporate environmental management and auditing. From 1993-1995 he was Research Fellow in the Energy and Environmental Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London, during which time he was seconded for several months to group planning at Shell International Petroleum Company in London.

From 1995-2000, Stephen served as international civil servant at the International Energy Agency at the OECD in Paris and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), based in Bonn, Germany. At the International Energy Agency in Paris he led the Energy and Environment Division's work on the transport sector. At the UN, Stephen managed various inter-governmental projects and processes, including in 1998, an international panel to identify options for coastal adaptation technologies.

Research Interests

Sustainability leadership from the arts, business and design school traditions

Professional facilitation methods for sustainability leadership and organisational change

Energy, Transport and Climate Change

Sustainability futures thinking in complex adaptive systems

At the Open University:

Current and recent teaching includes:

Chair and author of T313 Renewable Energy

Co-Editor and Chair on T213 Sustainable Energy

Presentation and EAB team member on U316 The Environmental Web

Previous courses have included

T307, U216, T213 and T189 (Digital photography: creating and sharing better images.)

At the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge:

TP2 core course on the MPhil in Technology Policy

Energy Security (Executive MBA Since 2011)

Energy and Climate Strategies (MBA course since 2010)

Climate Leadership (MBA 2007-2010)

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Senior Lecturer

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Engineering and Innovation

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