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Dr Alexia Coke

Lecturer in Sustainable Development Geographies


Before taking up a career in academia, I spent over ten years in international development, focusing on sustainable livelihoods. This included being Research Director for the Kabul-based policy and practice think tank, the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, and Sustainable Livelihoods Programme Adviser at Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO). Previously, I was also Policy and Research Manager for the British Institute of Human Rights.

My doctoral thesis explored the emerging strategies of the Transition movement to bring about a low carbon future as part of a broader research programme on lifestyles, values and the environment (RESOLVE). Since then, I have held research positions both at Surrey University and University College London, as part of CRISP (CReating Innovative Sustainability Pathways), REDUCE (Reshaping Energy Demand of Users by Communication technology and Economic incentives) and a CDKN project on greening industrialisation in Ethiopia. I joined Kingston University's Geography and Geology Department in October 2015.

Areas of specialism

  • Environmental governance
  • Sustainable development
  • Climate change


  • Sustainable Development PhD -- University of Surrey
  • Sustainable Agriculture MSc -- University of London
  • Teaching, Curriculum and Learning Envrionments MEd -- Harvard University
  • Human Sciences BA Hons -- Oxford University
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


My research interests revolve around environmental governance  and environmental management, and the politics, policy and practice of sustainable development, climate change, the green economy and conservation.  I welcome enquiries about potential research collaborations and studentships in this broad area.


Number of items: 7.


Bradley, Peter, Coke, Alexia and Leach, Matthew (2016) Financial incentive approaches for reducing peak electricity demand, experience from pilot trials with a UK energy provider. Energy Policy, 98, pp. 108-120. ISSN (print) 0301-4215

Conference or Workshop Item

Wehrmeyer, Walter, Iacovidou, Eleni and Coke, Alexia (2013) Transition Pathways Towards a Sustainable, Low Carbon Europe Developed by Pupils and Professionals Across 6 EU Countries. In: SCORAI Europe & InContext Workshop; 7-8 Oct 2013, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


Brooks, Katya, Coke, Alexia, Orr, Paula, Sadauskis, Rolands, Simcock, Neil, Papadopoulou, Liza, Stirling, Andrew, Twigger-Ross, Clare and Walker, Gordon (2015) Case studies of community resilience to climate change. (Documentation) Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Twigger-Ross, Clare, Brooks, Katya, Papadopoulou, Liza, Orr, Paula, Sadauskis, Rolands, Coke, Alexia, Simcock, Neil, Stirling, Andrew and Walker, Gordon (2015) Community resilience to climate change: an evidence review. (Technical Report) Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Coke, Alexia (2014) 'Where do we go from here?' Transition strategies for a low carbon future. (Working Paper) University of Surrey. (PASSAGE Working Papers Series, no. 14-03)

Offer, Gregory, Meah, Nafees and Coke, Alexia (2011) Enabling a transition to low carbon economies in developing countries. Case Study: Bangladesh. (Working Paper) Imperial College London.

Coke, Alexia (2004) Wheat Seed and Agricultural Programming in Afghanistan: Its Potential to Impact on Livelihoods. (Discussion Paper) Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit.

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