Fay started in the department in October 2023, coming from a position as a Senior Researcher at CICERO Center for International Climate Research.
She has previously held positions as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Sheffield and Associate Lecturer at the University of York. Fay also has experience from government, having worked as a Senior Social Researcher in DEFRA in the UK and as a Senior Adviser for the Environment Agency in Norway. She has a PhD in Politics from the University of York (2017), MPhil in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge (2012) and a BA in Philosophy and Politics from the University of York (2011).
Fay’s research interests cover comparative environmental and climate politics and policy, also at the European Union level. A particular focus area is the role of political parties. From January 2024 she will be the Principal Investigator of a Researcher Project for Young Talents funded by the Norwegian Research Council called “Political Parties and Climate Change: Positions, Polarisation and Policy Relevance”. She will also be teaching a new course in the department, called “The Politics of the Environment”.
Fay has published in a wide range of journals, such as Regulation and Governance, Party Politics, Global Environmental Change, Environmental Politics, Policy Studies, People and Nature and Political Quarterly (her article in the latter, co-authored with Neil Carter and Charlotte Burns, was the journal’s most read article in 2018). As well as authoring various book chapters, she is a co-author of the book “Norway’s EU Experience and Lessons for the UK” (Routledge). Her research has also been cited in the latest Working Group 3 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Fay regularly gives interviews to national and international media (online, print and radio) on climate politics, including the New York Times, Time Magazine, CNN, NRK, VG, Aftenposten, E24, Energi & Klima and Teknisk Ukeblad.
- (2023). Intermediating climate change: the evolving strategies, interactions and impacts of neglected “climate intermediaries”. Policy Studies. 555-571.
- (2023). Intermediating climate change: conclusions and new research directions. Policy Studies. 687-701.
- (2022). Metagoverning through intermediaries: the role of the Norwegian “Klimasats” Fund in translating national climate goals to local implementation. Policy Studies.
- (2022). Explaining radical policy change: Norwegian climate policy and the ban on cultivating peatlands. Global Environmental Change.
- (2022). Climate change doesn’t win you a climate election: party competition in the 2021 Norwegian general election . Environmental Politics.
- (2023). Økt utnyttelse av trevirke og treavfall i Norge - Effekter på klima og samfunn. 125. 125. .
- (2022). EUs grønne giv: Status etter sommeren 2022 og mulige implikasjoner for Norge. 09. 09. .
- (2021). Klar for 55? EUs nye klimaregelverk og betydningen for Norge. 07. 07. .
- (2020). Helhetlig kunnskapsgrunnlag for klima og naturmangfold. .
- (2020). Forbudet mot nydyrking av myr: Bakgrunn, effekter og utfordringer. 11. 11. .
- (2022). For better or for worse – a break with Norway’s consensual climate tradition? .
- (2022). For better or for worse – a break with Norway’s consensual climate tradition?
- (2021). Hydrogen: muligheter og utfordringer.
- (2021). EU, skog og arealbruk (LULUCF).
- (2023). The European Green Deal and implications for non-member states .
- (2022). Wriggle room of non-member states post-Brexit in climate and energy policy.
- (2022). Post-Brexit climate and energy policy in the EU, UK and Norway: A new trilateral relationship?
- (2023). Norway’s EU Experience and Lessons for the UK: On Autonomy and Wriggle Room.
- (2022). EUs taksonomi – er norske aktører klare? Energi og Klima : Norsk klimastiftelses nettmagasin.
- (2021). Hvordan kan Norge regne med skogen for å oppfylle klimamålet? CICERO internettside.
- (2021). Ny grønn giv med USA?
- (2021). Norway’s ‘Climate Election’ Puts Center-Left in Charge.
- (2021). Jordbruksoppgjøret: Mat, penger og noe klima.
- (2021). Hydrogen i Europa – og Norges rolleHydrogen i Europa – og Norges rolle.
- (2021). Bør lagring i skog telle mot klimamålet?
- (2021). Does size matter? Comparing the party politics of climate change in Australia and Norway. 20 pages.