Dr Harry Kennard

Senior Research Associate, Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP), School of International and Public Affairs


Dr. Harry Kennard is a Senior Research Associate at the Center on Global Energy Policy. His research is centered on the impacts of energy use, particularly on health in the context of the built environment. Since 2020 he has been a lead contributor to the Lancet Countdown‘s Mitigation Actions and Health Co-benefits Working Group, developing research and producing global and regional reports. He leads the Building Policy Lab at CGEP and co-leads the production of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction annual Global Status Report, focusing on tracking building energy codes and national commitments to building sector decarbonization.

Dr. Kennard’s PhD thesis, from University College London, examined the relationship between domestic energy use, experienced temperature and health. He also holds degrees in Physics from the University of Oxford (BA) and Cambridge (MaSt), an MPhil in Applied Mathematics from the Open University, an MA in Linguistics from Queen Mary and an MRes in Energy Demand studies from UCL. While at UCL, he produced and hosted the Climate Change and Health podcast. He maintains a keen interest in furthering the public understanding of science.