UK Research and Innovation Co-ordinator
Dr Simon Batchelor is Director of Gamos, a Research Fellow at Loughborough University and Research Coordinator for the UK Aid funded Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) programme. With over 30 years of experience in development, a renewable energy based PhD, significant social mobilisation programming in Cambodia, Simon is best known for his firms work on mobile telephony. In 2000 UK Aid funded research undertaken by Gamos documented the possibilities for the development of mobile money in Africa and Asia, and working with multiple stakeholders Simon championed for its creation. Since 2012 he focused again on renewable energy, identified new opportunities and strategies for tackling the enduring problem of clean cooking and designed the MECS programme.