Dr Emilka Skrzypek

Capacity Building Lead

Emilka is a social researcher, anthropologist, and Lecturer in Energy Ethics at the University of St Andrews. She holds an MA (Hons) in Sustainable Development, as well as an MRes and PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of St Andrews. She has over a decade of experience in conducting social science research in extractive contexts and is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland.

Focused on the challenge of reconciling our demand for natural resources and energy with our concerns for sustainability and climate change, her research to date has looked at extractive industries, with a regional focus on Oceania. Her current research is focused on issues associated with supplying so-called ‘energy transition metals’ from the Pacific for the global energy transition and the expansion of extractive industries in the Pacific under conditions of climate change.