Patrick Brown

DPhil in Sustainable Urban Development


Material Politics and Experimental Energy Practices at the Edge of the Energy Transition Evidence from Peer-to-Peer Electricity Trading in The Brooklyn Microgrid


Dr. Idalina Baptista


I commenced DPhil studies during the Michaelmas Term in 2017 after completing the MSc in Major Programme Management at Oxford's Said Business School. I am currently a Vice President, Global Transformation Leader at National Grid where I am working to ensure a clean, fair, and affordable energy transition for our customers in the U.S. and U.K. I have over two decades of energy experience in many contexts, including nuclear power plant operations on both land and sea, gas centrifuge uranium enrichment in the deserts of New Mexico, oil & gas exploration and production in the Alaskan Arctic, and renewable energy strategy and development throughout the U.S.  

Research interests

energy transitions, practices, material participation, energy citizenship