Dr Stephen Peake

at The Open University

Fellow in Management Science, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
Senior Lecturer in Environmental Technologies, The Open University

Dr Stephen Peake is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Technologies at the Open University. As well as an enthusiastic teacher and media communicator, Dr Peake is a professional consultant, facilitator and media advisor. He has regularly served as an expert advisor to the Advertising Standards Authority (recent cases have involved disputes over wind energy, carbon offsetting, and advanced automotive fuels).

He has given evidence to various national governments and international organisations including: the Fuel Economy Panel of the American Automobile Manufacturers Association in Detroit, USA; the Standing Advisory Committee on Trunk Road Assessment; the UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution's 1994 transport and environment study and the European Union's 1995 State of the Environment Report - The DobÅ™íš Assessment.

Originally trained as a physicist, Stephen gained a PhD in Engineering and Management from the University of Cambridge, where he also worked as Research Associate in corporate environmental management and auditing. From 1993-1995 he was Research Fellow in the Energy and Environmental Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London, during which time he was seconded for several months to group planning at Shell International Petroleum Company in London.

From 1995-2000, Stephen served as international civil servant at the International Energy Agency at the OECD in Paris and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), based in Bonn, Germany. At the International Energy Agency in Paris he led the Energy and Environment Division's work on the transport sector. At the UN, Stephen managed various inter-governmental projects and processes, including in 1998, an international panel to identify options for coastal adaptation technologies.