Rachel Freeman is Research Associate at Manchester University. She has over fifteen years of experience, as a consultant and academic in the fields of carbon and energy management, demand response, resource efficiency, and systems thinking. She has worked with government regulators, utilities, industry, local government, and academia on a range of sustainability issues. Rachel’s specialism is in applying systems methods and critical systems thinking to improve the effectiveness of interventions towards a low-carbon and sustainable society. In current role at Tyndall Manchester, Rachel is researching the scope for rapid transition to a low-carbon passenger car sector in the UK. Rachel has a BSc in Mathematics, an Msc in Renewable Energy and the Environment and an Engineering Doctorate in Systems.