prof.dr. (Darren) DA McCauley

prof.dr. (Darren) DA McCauley
Full professor Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences Public Administration
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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Darren McCauley is full professor in the Management of International Social Challenges at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). He is also academic director of the Erasmus Initiative and strategic research pillar Global Social Challenges (GSC). Prof. McCauley co-leads the Port theme of the Convergence Initiative between Erasmus MC, TU Delft and Erasmus as well as acting as sustainability liason for ESSB. His mixed methods research agenda focuses on investigating what a just transition to a low carbon future looks like from a global perspective. This has involved funded empircal research in Sub Saharan Africa, South East Asia, the Russian Arctic, Europe and the US. He works closely with international organisations to co-develop research and ensure maximum impact from his work. This has been made possible by a wide range of external sponsors including (among others) British Academy, ESRC, EPSRC (now RCUK), GCRF, H2020 and Horizon Europe funding programmes, Leverhulme, Dutch Council NWO, UK Energy Research Centre, the Carnegie Trust and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He is currently coordinating EUR’s role on Horizon projects JUSTNORTH (6.2 million euros) and PROBONO (26.4 million euros). 

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For more information on Prof. McCauley, please see

  • Darren McCauley (2021) - Managing a just transition in urban contexts - doi: 10.4337/9781800883840.00009 - Edward Elgar Publishing
  • R Kruger & Darren McCauley (2020) - Energy justice, hydropower and grid systems in the global south - doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-24021-9_5 - [link] - Springer
  • R Heffron & Darren McCauley (2019) - Beyond energy justice: Towards a just transition - Edward Elgar Publishing
  • R Heffron, M Hazrati, G Gordon & Darren McCauley (2019) - Policies and legislation in the British model of offshore regulation - Edward Elgar Publishing
  • RT Holmes, Darren McCauley & N Hanley (2018) - Reshaping Energy Governance in the Arctic? Assessing the implications of LNG for European Shipping Companies - Springer
  • Darren McCauley (2018) - Alternative Energy Sources and Energy Justice - Springer
  • Darren McCauley (2018) - An Energy Justice Road Map—Six Key Considerations - Springer
  • Darren McCauley (2017) - Framing injustice in green criminology: activism, social movements and geography - Emerald Group Publishing Limited
  • Darren McCauley, R Heffron, R Rehner, M Pavlenko & R Holmes (2017) - Arcticness and Energy Justice - UCL Press
  • Darren McCauley (2017) - Fossil Fuels and Energy Justice - Coal, Oil and Gas - Springer
  • Darren McCauley (2017) - Global Energy Justice: Tackling Systems of Inequality in Energy Production and Consumption - Springer
  • KEH Jenkins, R Heffron & Darren McCauley (2016) - The Political Economy of Energy Justice in Canada, the UK and Australia: A Nuclear Energy Perspective - Palgrave
  • Darren McCauley (2016) - Interest Groups in Comparative Perspective: Moving Beyond State-Centric Models - Oxford University Press
  • Darren McCauley, R Rehner & M Pavlenko (2015) - Assessing the Justice Implications of Energy Infrastructural Development in the Arctic - Oxford University Press
  • Darren McCauley (2011) - Environmental Disputes in France - Emerald Group Publishing Limited
  • Darren McCauley (2010) - The EU, France and Wasting Energy? - Routledge

  • & DA (Darren) McCauley (2021) - Ten new insights in climate science 2021 - Global Sustainability, 5, 1-39 - doi: 10.1017/sus.2021.25

  • Darren McCauley, V Ramasar, R Heffron, D Mebratu, L Mundaca & B Sovacool (2017) - Applied Energy (Journal)
  • Darren McCauley, KEH Jenkins & A Foreman (2016) - Energy Policy (Journal)

4.3C Man. Societ. & Institu. Transitions

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4.3 Master's thesis/Final Res.Proj. GMPS

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3.7 Bachelor Project

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4.3 Master's thesis/Final Res. Proj. IMP

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1.1C Globalisation & Society I

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1.2C Globalisation & Society II

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