We are thrilled to announce that Centre Director Mette High has had her promotion to Professor confirmed by the University of St Andrews. This promotion recognises Mette’s outstanding contributions to the University including those within her roles in the Department of Social Anthropology, as the Director of the Centre for Energy Ethics and the Director of the Scottish Research Alliance for Homes, Energy, and Livelihoods, in addition to her excellent research and publications. 

“To colleagues near and far, thank you so much for all your support, encouragement and teamwork over the years. I love the work we do together!” Said Mette, “I’m deeply grateful for the opportunities I have been afforded and the challenges that have helped me grow. I’m excited to see what the future holds as this wonderful journey continues! Thank you all!”

Since 2013, Mette’s field research has focused on the United States, specifically the state of Colorado, where fieldwork has taken her out on the rigs in Weld County, into the drilling crew’s field offices, and to the executive headquarters in Denver. This work dives into how people value energy, as both a financial resource and an anchor point for broader moral visions for the future. The wide focus of Mette’s research encourages and enables her to work laterally across disciplines, institutions, and sectors. This multi-disciplinary approach helped to drive the foundation of the Centre for Energy Ethics in 2021 as a space to facilitate those conversations.

All of us at the Centre for Energy Ethics would like to extend our most heart-felt congratulations to Mette on this well-deserved promotion.