Kiron C.  Neale Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Kiron C. Neale


A Rhodes Scholar and DPhil (PhD) graduate of the University of Oxford who is intrigued by energy transitions; the mainstreaming of (renewable) energy technologies; energy policy development; energy and cultures; energy efficiency; and the implications of climate change and energy insecurity. A systems-level thinker more broadly interested in the role(s) of and interactions between innovations and people in social and technical changes.

Biography

Born in Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, Kiron a 'South man' and spent most of his early years growing up in San Fernando and Princes Town. He is an alumnus of Presentation College, San Fernando (2002-2009) and also the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (2009-2012) - with a small stint as an international exchange student at the University of Alberta, Edmonton (in 2011).

Kiron is the 10th Trinidad and Tobago national in history to have won the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for the Commonwealth Caribbean (in 2013) and pursued an MSc in Environmental Change and Management (2013-2014) followed by a DPhil in Geography and the Environment (2014-2019) at the University of Oxford.

Dr. Neale is a well-rounded individual and has numerous international, regional, and national awards/honours for outstanding performances and these include meeting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace; being selected as an UNLEASH Talent and Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leader; winning Sir Peter Elworthy Grants and a Santander Academic Travel Award; and earning a C.X.C. Regional Top Award for Environmental Science as examples.

Professionally, Dr. Neale has over 10 years of combined experience in heavy industry, government, non-profits, academia, and consultancy, and he interested in leadership and management; research and analysis; consulting; as well as project coordination, management and delivery. Kiron has had roles with organization such as Methanex, PCS Nitrogen (now Nutrien), the Environmental Policy and Planning Division, The Rhodes Trust, the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, and most recently, the EiE at Oxford Brookes University.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Energy transitions;
    Solar energy;
    Renewable energy;
    Energy efficiency;
    Culture;
    Energy policies;
    Small islands;
    Energy systems;
    Small and medium-sized enterprises;
    Residential sector;
    Technological change;
    Photovoltaics;
    Solar water heaters;
    Caribbean;
    Pacific;
    Barbados;
    Trinidad;
    O'ahu;
    Hawai'i;
    Spain;
    Mainstreaming; &
    Social change

Personal Interests

    Sprinting (Track & Field);
    Football (Soccer);
    Hiking;
    Travel exploration;
    Painting & sketching;
    Dancing (Breakdancing); &
    Volunteering

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Mainstreaming Solar Energy - Neale - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

The Rhodes Trust

Energy, Culture & COVID-19


Published: Jul 13, 2020 by The Rhodes Trust
Authors: Dr. Kiron C. Neale
Subjects: Geography , Environment and Sustainability

This op-ed highlights some of the potential impacts that the global Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent policy responses by Governments can have on the culture of residential energy in the general sense given that key implications have been 'working from home' and 'lockdowns' which modify the 'when', 'where', 'how', and 'why' of people's use energy in their homes.

Journal of Politics & the Life Sciences, Cambridge University Press

Michelle Scobie, Global Environmental Governance and Small States: Architectures and Agency in the Caribbean (Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2019). 224 pages. ISBN: 9781786437266. Hardback: $120.00.


Published: Mar 11, 2020 by Journal of Politics & the Life Sciences, Cambridge University Press
Authors: Dr. Kiron C. Neale
Subjects: Geography , Environment and Sustainability

A review of Michelle Scobie's book, "Global Environmental Governance and Small Island States: Architectures and Agency in the Caribbean".

The Rhodes Trust

Three Personal Reflections on Leadership from China


Published: Sep 17, 2017 by The Rhodes Trust
Authors: Kiron C. Neale
Subjects: Geography

This op-ed highlights some of my personal internal reflections on what it means to be a leader and to engage in leadership issues after helping to facilitate a series of leadership workshops for the Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China with a Rhodes Scholar facilitation team.

Caribbean Academy of Sciences E-Journal

The Geographic Insolation Potential and Trinidad and Tobago’s Social Housing.


Published: Nov 23, 2014 by Caribbean Academy of Sciences E-Journal
Authors: Kiron C. Neale and Christian Jardine
Subjects: Geography , Environment and Sustainability

This conference paper emerged from my MSc. dissertation that developed a quantitative indexing framework (Geographic Insolation Index) that looked at the potential (Geographic Insolation Potential) for implementing solar energy for social housing projects. Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, and the United States of America were case studies.

Caribbean Academy of Sciences E-Journal

Domestic Solar Energy: A viable Alternative in Trinidad and Tobago? Case Study: HDC Housing. Part 2- The Economic Analysis.


Published: Nov 04, 2012 by Caribbean Academy of Sciences E-Journal
Authors: Kiron C. Neale and Matthew Wilson
Subjects: Geography , Environment and Sustainability

This conference paper emerged from my BSc. final year project that involved a rudimentary analysis of the economic potential for solar energy in Trinidad and Tobago.

Caribbean Academy of Sciences E-Journal

Domestic Solar Energy: A viable Alternative in Trinidad and Tobago? Case Study: HDC Housing. Part 1- The Geographic Insolation Potential.


Published: Nov 04, 2012 by Caribbean Academy of Sciences E-Journal
Authors: Kiron C. Neale and Matthew Wilson
Subjects: Geography , Environment and Sustainability

This paper emerged from my BSc. final year project which involved a rudimentary analysis of the natural potential for solar energy in Trinidad and Tobago.