Alastair IlesAssociate Professor
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I am originally from Melbourne, Australia. I began my career as an environmental lawyer in a large corporate law firm before I switched to the environmental policy and social science fields during graduate studies at Harvard University. After working with Sheila Jasanoff at Harvard, I undertook postdoc training at the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley, which exposed me to the practices and challenges of interdisciplinary research. As well as being an academic, I strongly believe in working with and for environmental and social NGOs. In my “free time”, I revel in making clay sculptures, bicycle riding, and reading or watching science fiction.