Clare worked for 10 years at the Carbon Trust, contributing to innovation support programmes and strategy development across a wide range of low carbon technologies. She managed a programme investigating the challenges and opportunities for low carbon refurbishment of non-domestic buildings and led the Carbon Trust input to a European strategy for wave and tidal energy deployment.

Clare has a degree in engineering from Cambridge University. In 2003 she gained an MSc in Renewable Energy from the University of Reading and in 2014-15 she pursued her interest in the social aspects of energy demand by studying for an MSc in Energy and Society at the University of Durham. For the last 4 years she has been part of the LoLo CDT in Energy Demand at the UCL Energy Institute and has just submitted a PhD thesis on How flexible is UK home heating demand?