Dr John Broderick


Contact details

Dr John  Broderick
Role: Knowledge Transfer Fellow, Tyndall Centre
         MA (Cantab), MSc, PhD

Room number: H1F, Pariser
Telephone: +44 (0) 161 275 4356
Fax:+44 (0) 161 200 3723
Web Page: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/john-broderick/13/0/278

Professional biography

John Broderick is a Knowledge Transfer Fellow at Tyndall Manchester, a core partner of the UK's leading interdisciplinary climate change research centre. He has been a researcher in the Manchester group since 2006 specialising in emissions accounting, carbon trading and the climate impact of energy systems. His work has been published in academic and policy outlets, presented at the European Parliament and cited by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. With Professor Kevin Anderson, he was commissioned by the European Parliament to review the low carbon credentials of unconventional natural gas and has acted as a peer reviewer for a Department of Energy and Climate Change report on the same topic. He holds a PhD in climate policy from Manchester Business School and a first degree in natural sciences from Cambridge University.

John's KT role is dedicated to policy relevant outputs and targeted research projects with organisations outside of academia. In late 2011 he led a high profile report on the climate change and environmental impacts of shale gas commissioned by The Co-operative. He is now working closely with Electricity North West in a number of Low Carbon Network Fund projects to understand the ways in which electrification can contribute to avoiding dangerous climate change and the carbon impact of 'smart grid' interventions.


He also supports the SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub addressing the research and challenges associated with increasing the contribution of UK bioenergy to meet strategic environmental targets in a coherent, sustainable and cost-effective manner, and the Manchester Energy initiative.


Research interests

  • Emissions budgets
  • Carbon accounting
  • Climate policy
  • Carbon trading
  • Life cycle assessment
List of Postgraduate research projects is available on Research themes pages


  • Environmental governance
  • Carbon trading
  • Climate policy

Teaching materials are available in Blackboard

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