About the Centre

As energy systems change, so will energy politics, economics and social life. How can substantial transformations in our relationships with energy production, distribution and consumption come about? What kind of world do we envision for ourselves and for others? And how do we get there? These questions recognise that energy relationships entail fundamental ethical judgements.

The Centre provides a rare platform for collaboration across arts, humanities, social and natural sciences. It brings together our different disciplinary strengths as we pursue the guiding question of not only what can we do, but also what should we do in order to create a better energy future for us all.

The Centre fosters a creative and interdisciplinary research environment, provides in-demand policy guidance, and engages with industry and multiple publics. The Centre was officially launched on 25 February 2021 by University of St Andrews Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sally Mapstone.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Dr Mette High
Centre Director

Dr Sean Field
Director of Policy

Dr Emilka Skrzypek
Deputy Centre Director

Get Involved

The Centre for Energy Ethics offers a number of ways for you to get involved regardless of your experience, career stage, or geographical location. Whether you want to engage with our events and workshops, join a research network, contribute to The Energy Blog or spend some time at the Centre, we would love to hear from you. You can stay up-to-date with Centre news and opportunities by signing up to our weekly CEE Newsletter.

We are also thrilled for the upcoming launch of our MSc in Energy Ethics, which will run for the first time in the 2023/2024 academic year here at the University of St Andrews.

Earn your Masters in Energy Ethics

Emphasising the development of practical skills, and involving external partners from the realms of policy, industry, and finance, the MSc in Energy Ethics offers more than an academic qualification. It equips students with the knowledge and competencies that will enable them to define and pursue new and diverse career trajectories in the field of energy – both within and outside of academia. 


The Centre and its activities are funded through both grant funding and private donations. The Centre for Energy Ethics does not accept donations from energy companies of any sector. All donations are accepted in accordance with the University’s Gift Acceptance Policy.

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The Centre for Energy Ethics aims to create a space for interdisciplinary research and discussions about energy, bringing together insights from the worlds of science and technology with economics, the humanities and the fine arts.

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Contact Us

You can contact us by email at [email protected], via social media – just click on the buttons below – or pay us a visit on-site at:

Department of Social Anthropology
University of St Andrews
71 North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AL
Fife, UK

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