Louisa Marie Shakou is an Environmental Scientist with a Masters in Chemistry from Leeds University and an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, with a specialisation in Environmental Economics and Policy. She is currently undertaking her doctoral studies at the University of Antwerp on climate change risk assessment and adaptation.
During her career so far, Louisa has held positions in government, academia and the private sector, gaining valuable knowledge and experience. She started as a researcher in the Energy, Climate Change and Sustainable Development team at the UK Government's Audit Office, where she has conducted research in various environmental areas such as air pollution, cash flow estimation, renewable energy, and renewable energy. sustainable development and the environmental impact of critical infrastructure projects. She continued at TUV Cyprus Ltd as a member of the inspection team, where she inspected the international standards ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001: 2004 and EMAS, and later served as a temporary professor at the Higher Hotel Institute of Cyprus, teaching Environmental and Experience. She worked as a Research Fellow at the European University of Cyprus, where she was the lead researcher on the EU-CIRCLE-co-financed Horizon 2020 project -European framework to improve resilience to the impact of climate change on vital infrastructure. In total, Louisa has participated in 11 EU-funded projects so far, as an environmental scientist and climate change specialist.
Louisa joined the Cyprus Energy Agency as a Climate Change Expert in 2019, having previously collaborated with the Agency as an External collaborator from 2013. Her interests and expertise are on assessment of climate change risks, climate change resilience and adaptation and nature-based solutions.