twitter @malcolmgrimston; email email@example.com
Day job – energy and nuclear policy researcher and analyst. After leaving Scarborough College in 1976 I read Natural Sciences at Magdalene Cambridge, graduating after doing Tripos Part II Psychology. After teaching chemistry for 7 years I joined the UK Atomic Energy Authority in the information department. In 1995 I became a Senior Research Fellow at what is now the Imperial College Centre for Energy Policy and Technology, and have been an honorary Senior Research Fellow there since 1999. I had three years as a Senior Research Fellow at the think tank Chatham House until 2002 and since then have been a jobbing academic. I’ve a couple of books and a shedload of published articles over the years, most recently on such titillating topics as the Siting of Nuclear Installations, the Full Costs of Electricity and Japan’s Electricity After the Earthquake. I pop up on the media from time to time when there’s a nuclear or energy story about.
I’ve also represented West Hill Ward on Wandsworth Borough Council since 1994, including stints in charge of Housing, Education and Environment & Leisure. I was a Conservative Councillor until September 2014 but now sit as an Independent.
Swimming, music (the Wandsworth Symphony Orchestra performed my Wandsworth Symphony in 2006 and I have a bit of an obsession for early/mid 20th century English music – Bax, York Bowen, Rubbra, Walton, Rawsthorne and of course Britten), US crime dramas and hanging out with my lovely partner Carlos fill most of the rest of my time.