Dr Daniel Quiggin

Senior Research Fellow, Environment and Society Centre


Dr Daniel Quiggin is a senior research fellow with the Environment and Society Programme at Chatham House. He has expertise in the modelling, analysis and forecasting of national and global energy systems, having modelled various UK government energy scenarios and published a UK 2030 energy scenario, commissioned by Greenpeace UK.

As a senior policy adviser at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Daniel led work on the post-Brexit policy implications for the energy sector’s trade of goods and services, and helped shape effective strategies for the energy and climate package of the UK-EU FTA negotiations.

As an analyst at Investec Asset Management, within a commodities and resources investment team, he authored a global renewable energy infrastructure investment white paper.

He holds master’s degrees in particle physics and climate science, and a PhD in energy system modelling.

Past experience

2018-20 Senior policy advisor: UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
2017-18 Research fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme, Chatham House
2015-16 Investec Asset Management
2014-15 Research Associate, Loughborough University
2011 - Director, Demand Energy Equality
2010-13 PhD Researcher in National Energy Scenario Modelling

MRes Earth System Science


Particle Physics Researcher, University of Birmingham and ATLAS, CERN

2003-07 MSci Particle Physics and Cosmology, University of Birmingham