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Meet PhD candidate Sofie Sandin

Focusing on policy instruments for energy efficiency.
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PhD candidate Sofie Sandin

Sofie Sandin started her PhD studies at the IIIEE in 2016 with her research agenda set on policy instruments for energy efficiency. Sofie has a background in environmental science and is a true environmental enthusiast who like to spend time outdoors, be it in the city, on the sea, in the nearby forest or far away on a mountain. 

Here are five quick questions with Sofie Sandin:

What is currently on your research agenda?

On my table right now is a review of evaluations that I have been working on during the semester. It covers evaluations that have been done on Swedish policy instruments for energy efficiency in buildings over the last decade. We want to investigate methods and frameworks for evaluation of these policy instruments, in order to provide a tool for the design and combination of instruments that could lead towards more sustainable energy consumption.

What drives you to be a researcher?

The will to contribute to creating a better and more sustainable world where we can keep on enjoying our environment.

What’s the best part of being a researcher?

The creativity and that you keep on learning! The research topic is like being off the beaten track and trying new paths.

Why did you become a PhD student at the IIIEE?

I saw an ad for this position and I knew that it was what I wanted to do. I had been working with policy instruments on a municipal level for some years so to be able to work with policy instruments  from a research perspective seemed interesting. I had already earned some credits at the IIIEE a few years ago and thought of the IIIEE as a good place with interesting topics and people, so when I saw this opening I never hesitated to apply.

What is your next research publication about?

My next publication, which is also my first paper, will be about the review of evaluations done on policy instruments for energy efficiency in buildings. 

 

Interview and text by Cecilia von Arnold

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