Professor Gareth Harrison is Bert Whittington Chair of Electrical Power Engineering and Deputy Head of the Institute for Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh. Originally from northwest England he came to Edinburgh as an undergraduate to study Engineering. He continued to a Doctorate before being appointed as a Research Fellow in 2000. He was promoted to his current role in January 2011.
Gareth leads research activity across a wide area including grid integration of renewable energy, renewable resource assessment, climate change impacts on electricity systems; and carbon footprints of energy systems.
Professor Harrison is a Chartered Engineer, a member of both the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and is an Affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.