Douglas Halliday is Co-Director of Durham Energy Institute and Director of the Multidisciplinary Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy; previously he was Dean of the Graduate School at Durham University. The Multidisciplinary Centre for Doctoral training was established in 2009 and has admitted 76 doctoral candidates studying in eight different departments from science and social science faculties. The Centre aims to develop multidisciplinary research skills in doctoral candidates to provide highly skilled energy professionals and researchers to meet Europe’s future energy demands. Dr Halliday is a Fellow of the UK Energy Institute, Vice-Chair of the UK Council for Graduate Education, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He undertakes research into the development of new materials for sustainable thin-film photovoltaics. He was a member of the UNI-SET Steering Committee and helped developed the Energy Transition Action Agenda for European Universities.