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Raphael is currently or has been in the past the following positions: the Co-Chair of the UK Energy Law and Policy Association; Visiting Professor in Energy Law at the International Hellenic University (Greece); an Associate Researcher at the Energy Policy Research Group at the University of Cambridge (current); a Visiting Professor at Paris-Dauphine University (Paris, France – current), Queen Mary University of London (UK –  current), the University of West Indies (Trinidad-based), Javeriana University (Colombia), University of Western Australia (current), University Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique – current), University of Brawijaja (Indonesia– current); the ESCP Business School (Paris & London); and a Visiting Scholar at MIT (US), University of Sydney (Australia) University Of Texas at Austin (US) and the British Institute for International and Comparative Law (UK).

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Professor Raphael Heffron is a Professor in Global Energy Law & Sustainability. He is also Jean Monnet Professor in the Just Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy awarded by the European Commission (2019-2022). In 2020, he was also appointed as Senior Counsel at Janson law firm in Brussels (Belgium). Professor Heffron is a qualified Barrister-at-Law, and a graduate of both Oxford (MSc) and Cambridge (MPhil & PhD). He has acted as an energy consultant for companies and international institutions worldwide.

His work all has a principal focus on achieving a sustainable and just transition to a low-carbon economy, and combines a mix of law, policy and economics. He has published over 180 publications of different types and is the most cited scholar in his field worldwide (2400+ Scopus) with translated work in multiple languages including Chinese, Arabic and Spanish. Professor Heffron has given just over 180 keynote or guest lectures in 51 countries worldwide. In addition, he holds a number of visiting appointments across universities worldwide. Professor Heffron has written policy reports for international institutions across the world and his research has been used by businesses internationally.

Raphael was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland in 2018. His research and teaching has been recognised by the award of a Jean Monnet Professorship by the European Commission twice in 2016 (-2019) and 2019 (-2022). His teaching has also been recognised in the UK by becoming a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy in 2018. In addition, Raphael is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.


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