Simone Abram is a professor of anthropology at Durham University where she is also a Director of the Durham Energy Institute, and is the current Chair of the Association of Social Anthropologists in the UK. She holds a BSc/MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, an MSt and DPhil in Social and Cultural Anthropology. Simone’s research projects span across multiple fields and a wide range of interests with a strong focus on energy. Simone is currently a researcher at the National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI), a £5m 5-year, 5-university research project, in which she brings anthropological methods and perspectives to the process and conceptualisation of energy modelling, and at the Include research centre for socially inclusive energy transitions, based in Oslo Norway. Additionally, Simone has recently helped to found a new European network on energy anthropology, is a member of the EASA Future Anthropology Network and a series editor of the Berghahn Public and Applied Anthropology series with Prof Sarah Pink.