Chris Aylett

Research Associate, Environment and Society Centre


Chris’ work focuses on the environmental, economic, social and geopolitical impacts of climate and energy policy.

Since joining Chatham House in 2020 he has worked on a range of projects including the UK-China Cooperation on Climate Change Risk Assessment, CASCADES Climate Risks, and Carbon Neutrality and Energy Security in the UK and EU.

Prior to joining Chatham House, Chris managed a large international research consortium investigating the drivers of entrepreneurship in different contexts. He has also worked in the music industry.

Chris holds an MSc in global energy and climate policy from SOAS, University of London and a BA in French language and literature from University College London.

Past experience

2018-20 MSc, Global Energy and Climate Policy, SOAS, University of London
2015-20 Operations Manager, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, London Business School
2007-17 Co-Manager and Bass Player, Scholars
2007-08 Diploma in Translation (French to English), Chartered Institute of Linguists
2002-06 BA in French Language and Literature