New doctoral researcher: Alec Gelgota

We are pleased to welcome Alec Gelgota, a new doctoral researcher investigating decentralised peer-to-peer energy sharing initiatives, and their role as urban experiments in creating systemic transformational change.

The project aims to understand and improve urban experiments’ capacity to drive systemic transformational change within the built environment by identifying challenges and barriers that inhibit their roll-out and uptake. To this end, the research will include a detailed comparative case study analysis of several peer-to-peer energy sharing initiatives. This will help assess their role as drivers of change and uncover any implications on how they can enhance their contributions to systemic transformational change outside of, and beyond, the status quo.

Alec completed a Master’s in Environment and Sustainability from Monash University in 2010 and a Master of Urban Development and Design at the University of New South Wales in 2013.

The project is co-supervised by Professors Michael Neuman and Simon Joss.