Senior Lecturer

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+44 (0)1224 273722
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S63 Edward Wright Building
Old Aberdeen Campus
Dunbar Street
AB24 3QY

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I am a senior lecturer (associate professor) in economics and finance. My research involves applied economic analysis, with long-standing interest in energy economics. A significant aspect of my work comprises economic modelling using constrained optimisation and empirical analysis techniques. I am an expert in GAMS (General Algebraic Modelling Systems) for constrained optimisation modelling involving linear programming, non-linear programming, mixed integer programming, etc.; MATLAB for graphical analysis, genetic algorithm applications, software development, etc.; STATA for econometric analysis and high dimensional data analytics; ArcGIS for GIS analysis, and so on.

I am the convenor of the Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance (ACREEF). At the University of Aberdeen Business School, I am the Director of Online and programme director for the MSc Energy Economics and Finance programme. Prior to joining the University of Aberdeen, I worked as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Energy Economics Research and Policy (CEERP) at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK. Within CEERP, I was involved in high dimensional data analytics and database management towards the publication of the BP Statistical Review of World Energy and the BP Energy Outlook. I am an Honorary Research Fellow at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen and an Affiliated Member of CEERP. I am also a professional member of the Energy Institute (MEI), a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a member of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE). I have published in, and refereed for several high quality international journals including Energy Economics (ABS 3*), The Energy Journal (ABS 3*), Journal of Environmental Management (ABS 3*), World Development (ABS 3*), Energy Policy (ABS 2*), Resources Policy (ABS 2*), Socio-Economic Planning Sciences (ABS 2*) and so on. I serve as external PhD examiner for the University of Dundee.


  • PhD Economics 
    2014 - University of Aberdeen 
  • MSc Economics 
    2010 - University of Aberdeen 
  • BSc Chemical Engineering 
    2008 - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Director of Online, University of Aberdeen Business School

Programme Director: MSc Energy Economics and Finance

Convenor/Editor: Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance

Member: Education Quality Assurance Sub-Committe of the Business School, University of Aberdeen

External Memberships

Member of the Energy Institute (MEI), UK

Member; International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE)

External PhD Examiner, University of Dundee, Dundee

Honorary Research Fellow, The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen

Associate Member, Centre for Energy Economics Research and Policy, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Latest Publications

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Research Overview

1. Oil and Gas Economics; Financial Modelling; Decommissioning; UK Continential Shelf; Access to Energy; Developing Countries

2. Software Development: Download my software; Stochastic Anaerobic Digestion Economic Assessment Tool (SADEAT). See associated SADEAT software publication; https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S235271101830058X

Research Areas



Research Specialisms

  • Economics
  • Econometrics

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Current Research

Working Papers in 2022

1. Examining the Effect of the UK Oil and Gas Windfall Tax on the Economics of New Fields in the UKCS Province (under peer review)

2. An Economic and Policy Case for Development of the Controversial Cambo Field in the UK Continental Shelf (under peer review)



Teaching Responsibilities

Petroleum and Energy Economics (Course Coordinator)

Offshore Oil and Gas Decommissioning (Course Developer and Coordinator)

Quantitative Methods for Energy Economics (Course Coordinator)

Quantitative Methods (Course Coordinator)

Business Economics


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