Emma Cassar

University of East Anglia

PhD researcher


Emma is a PhD Researcher in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and the UEA School of Environmental Sciences. Emma’s research focuses on the diffusion of low carbon innovations which forms part of an ERC Starting Grant-funded project called 'SILCI' that is set to explore disruptive low carbon innovations and how they spread through processes of social influence.


Prior to starting her PhD, Emma has worked as an Environmental Scientist for an Environmental Consultancy in Malta, providing technical expertise in European funded projects, conducting qualitative and quantitative research through fieldwork, carrying out environmental monitoring, preparing method statements, and writing up reports leading to national policies. Following this, Emma joined the Malta Resources Authority as a Scientific Project Officer focusing on Climate Change dossiers specifically the European Emissions Trading Scheme, and reporting obligations under directives and regulations emanating from the European Union as well as the UNFCCC. While working with the Malta Resources Authority, Emma formed part of the EU ETS and Aviation technical advisory team during the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU held during the first half of 2017.


Emma holds a first class degree in Geography from the University of Malta and an MSc Water Management (Environmental) from Cranfield University in the UK.  

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