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Dr Tomas Maltby is a Reader in International Politics in the Department of Political Economy. He works primarily on issues related to climate and energy policy.

Tomas completed his BA in International Relations at Leicester University before moving to Sheffield University to undertake an MA in Research Methods in Politics and International Relations. He did his PhD at Manchester University and worked as a research associate there before starting work at King’s College London in September 2014. Tomas has also taught at the Institute of European Studies, part of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.


Tomas’ research focuses primarily on the development of climate and energy policy. This includes work related to agenda-setting, policy making, the drivers of and obstacles to energy transitions, climate scepticism/denial and related research on the politics of air pollution.


PhD supervision

Tomas is happy to consider PhD applications in the following areas:

  • EU climate and energy policy
  • Climate denial and climate scepticism
  • Energy transitions