Norbert Edomah

PhD Researcher

Global Sustainability Institute

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Consumption and change

Norbert’s expertise is in energy research and sustainability. His area of specialty is in energy research with specific focus on energy policy, energy transitions, energy economics, energy demand management, and energy conservation/efficiency. He is currently a lecturer and researcher at the Pan-Atlantic University Lagos, Nigeria. 


Norbert’s expertise is in energy research and sustainability. Of particular interest are topics that relate to: energy demand and supply systems; energy transitions; energy policy and governance; energy security and economics; and sustainable use of resources.

Norbert is currently a lecturer and researcher at the Pan-Atlantic University Lagos, Nigeria. His current research focusses on understanding the influences underlying changes in energy supply infrastructure, with a keen interest in how people respond to (and influence) changes in energy infrastructure systems. His recent works have identified some of the drivers of energy systems change within the Nigerian context. In studying these influences, his research focusses on three broad areas:

  1. How do these influences impact on energy demand and supply systems
  2. What effects do these influences have on energy systems transitions
  3. How do these influences impact on energy policy and governance

Prior to joining the Pan-Atlantic University, Norbert has worked in industry for over 10 years with leading organizations like and Tetra Pak and Schneider Electric.  

Research interests

Norbert's current research focuses on "investigating the influences underlying past changes in energy supply infrastructures" through studying the relationship/interconnections between energy infrastructure provisions and policy making.


  • NVQ level 7 in Engineering Management (MCGI), City & Guilds of London Institute, UK
  • NVQ level 6 Graduate in Engineering (GCGI), City & Guilds of London Institute , UK
  • NVQ level 4 Licentiate in Engineering (LCGI), City & Guilds of London Institute , UK

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), UK. 
  • Member, Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)
  • Professional Development Mentor, Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)
  • Board member, IET Europe, Middle East & Africa Communities Committee (2014 – 2017)
  • Board member, IET Young Professionals Communities Committee (2015 – 2016)
  • Member, Sustainability Transitions Research Network
  • Member, Energy and Social Science Network
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng), Engineering Council UK.
  • Reviewer for several journals including Energy Reports (Elsevier), Environmental Policy and Governance (Wiley), IEEE Potentials, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (Elsevier), Utilities Policy (Elsevier). 

Selected recent publications

Journal Articles
  • Edomah, N., Foulds, C., & Jones, A. (2017). Influences on energy supply infrastructure: A comparison of different theoretical perspectives. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 79, 765-778.
  • Edomah, N., Foulds, C., & Jones, A. (2017). Policy making and energy infrastructure change : A Nigerian case study of energy governance in the electricity sector. Energy Policy, 102, 476–485.
  • Edomah, N., Foulds, C. and Jones, A., (2016). Energy Transitions in Nigeria: The Evolution of Energy Infrastructure Provision (1800–2015). Energies, 9(7), pp.484
  • Edomah, N., Foulds, C. and Jones, A., (2016). The Role of Policy Makers and Institutions in the Energy Sector: The Case of Energy Infrastructure Governance in Nigeria. Sustainability, 8(829).
  • Edomah N. (2016). On the path to sustainability: key issues on Nigeria’s sustainable energy development. Energy Reports, (2), pp. 28-34. Elsevier. DOI information: 10.1016/j.egyr.2016.01.004
  • Edomah. N. (2015). An analysis of the techno-economic dynamics of energy infrastructure investment. International Energy Journal. Regional Energy Resources Information Centre (RERIC), Asian Institute of Technology. Vol 15, No.2. Pg. 83 – 92. ISSN 1513-718X.
  • Edomah N. and Nwaubani S. (2014) Energy Security challenges in developing African mega cities: the Lagos experience. Special interest publication on “Infrastructure Risk and Resilience: Managing Complexity and Uncertainty in Developing Cities”. Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET). UK. Pg. 4 – 12. ISBN 978-1-84919.
  • Edomah N. (2013). Optimizing Energy Consumption in Industrial Plants through Effective Energy Monitoring & Targeting. International Journal of Engineering and Technology (IJET). Centre of Professional Research Publications, UK. Vol. 3, No.7, ISSN 20493444.
  • Edomah N. (2012). Economic Implications of Poor Power Quality. Journal of Energy & Power Engineering (JEPE). David Publishing. Vol. 6, No. 4. ISSN1934-8975 (print), ISSN 1934-7367 (online).
Book Chapters & Special Issues
Conference Papers
  • Edomah N. (2016) “Energy transitions in Nigeria: the role of institutions in the governance of energy infrastructure provision (1800 – 2015)”. 7th International Sustainability Transitions Conference. Wuppertal Germany, 6 – 9th September 2016.
  • Edomah N. (2015). Sustainable energy development in Nigeria: barriers and role of public policy 2nd Global Sustainability Research Conference, 26th January, 2015. Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.

Recent presentations and conferences

Presentations/seminars delivered
  • Edomah N. “Influences underlying changes in energy supply infrastructure in Nigeria” Summer School on ‘Accelerating Innovation to Reduce Energy Demand’. Centre on Innovation in Energy Demand (CIED), University\y of Sussex, Brighton. United Kingdom. 10 – 12 July 2017
  • “Nigeria: energy past to climate future” (Edomah N. and Ward J.), GSI Seminar Series, Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom 9th March, 2016
  • Transforming energy: the politics of energy choices” Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Ghana Local Network Guest Lecture delivered at the All Nations University College, Kiforidua, Ghana. 17th February, 2016.
  • “Social psychology, energy efficiency and energy use: understanding the connection”. Lord Ashcroft International Business School (LAIBS), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom. 3rd September 2015.
Workshop participation
  • “Energy Systems” 5th Annual Oxford Energy Conference. Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford UK. 13th June 2016.
  • “Teaching & Learning in Practice in Higher Education”. Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom. 1st – 3rd Sept 2015. (A workshop as part of the requirements for the Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, UK)
  • “New recommendations on energy efficient external lighting systems” organized by the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) and the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), 7th July 2015, Westminster Conference Centre, London, United Kingdom.