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Dr Jean-Paul Skeete

Dr Jean-Paul Skeete

Research Associate

Cardiff Business School

+44 (0)29 2251 0879
Room C54, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU


Hi there!

In a nutshell, I am interested in the regulation of new technologies, which currently includes the use of Lithium-Ion Batteries in electric vehicles and Autonomous Technology in the Automotive sector. I'm also interested in the deployment of Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence in safety-critical industries and supply chains.


Currently: Landed my first postdoc at the excellent Cardiff University (Business School) under Prof Peter Wells. Its a huge 3 year project that is inter and multi-disciplinary and involves several universities. We are looking at all aspects of the Reuse and Recycling of Lithium Ion Batteries. For more info:

PhD: I took a very exciting deep dive into the EU automotive industry exploring topics from autonomous vehicles, to the diesel scandal and even how Formula One enables automakers to build cleaner cars. I am very proud of the work I did at the University of York, and it is mostly due to my supervisors  Prof Neil Carter, and Dr Samarthia Thankappan, who are really the best. I have sucessfully published 3/4 of my Thesis content chapters, with the last one currently under review (fingers crossed).

M.Sc.: This is where my love of research and sustainability began, while undertaking a Masters in International Trade Policy at the University of the West Indies in Barbados. Working on the (then) NAFTA environmental side-agreement was the spark that has propelled me to where I am today.

Academic positions

  • 2018 - Present: Cardiff University - Post Doctoral Research Associate (Faraday Institution Research Fellow)
  • 2014 - 2018:           University of York: PhD in Environment and Politics

Committees and reviewing

Journal Reviewer, Technological Forecasting and Social Change


Currently I am working on my first Postdoc (3 years) at CARBS, where my workpackage is specifically tasked with assessing the socio-economic impact of end of life electric vehicles (ELEVs) in the UK.

My go-to theoretical frameworks are the Multi-Level Perspective, and some of its variants (Creative Accumilation) when assessing sociotechnical transitions, and my methods of analysis are all qualitative, with main (current) interests in Thematic Coding and Process Tracing.