Fiona Lambe works is a Research Fellow based at SEI Headquarters. She is a co-leader of the SEI Initiative on Behaviour and Choice and is a member of the SEI Global Research Committee.
Fiona’s research focuses on understanding the drivers of behaviour change in complex social ecological systems using interdisciplinary approaches.
In recent years her work has examined the socio-cultural drivers of technology uptake and the process of designing effective solutions for shifting household and community practices in a low-income setting.
Much of this work has entailed exploring and prototyping innovative methods and approaches for understanding behaviour change over time, drawing on the fields of design and behavioural sciences. She has conducted research on this topic in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, India, Cambodia and Nepal.
Fiona has extensive knowledge of the environmental-health, policy and gender themes related to household and community access to energy and energy poverty.
She has experience facilitating multi-level, multi-stakeholder policy dialogues on energy policy and planning, air quality, renewable energy development with focus on biofuels.
Prior to joining SEI, Fiona worked as an energy consultant for Project Gaia in Ethiopia, leading research on ethanol as an alternative cooking fuel in a variety of settings, including refugee camps, internally displaced persons’ settlements and urban households.