PENNY established an external advisory board with leading figures from internationally renowned centres, to ensure an high scientific quality standards of the project.
Prof. Xavier Labandeira is professor in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Vigo and also belong to Rede, a university research group that deals with the economic aspects of innovation, energy and the environment. He teaches public and environmental economics and coordinated the Master’s degree in Management of Sustainable Development until 2014. He is also professor at the European University Institute, in Florence, where he is the director of the Florence School of Regulation-Climate.
Dr. Beth Karlin is an academic who believes the role of a researcher is not only to better understand the world but also to improve it. She works as a research psychologist, social change strategist, and program evaluator. Her primary position is at the University of Southern California as Research Director at the Norman Lear Center. She also recently founded the SEE Change Institute, which brings together leading academics and practitioners to work on program strategy, implementation, research, and evaluation of behavioral programs for social and environmental change.
Irmeli Mikkonen works as a group leader of Consumer Choices in Sustainable Consumption and Society Unit at Motiva, Finland. Her major responsibilities lie in consumer advice and behaviour change projects, and in development of energy competence and training of professionals. She is the national contact point of the European Energy Network EnR, and has chaired the EnR Working Group on Energy-related Behaviour Change since 2007.