Group members

Dr. Julia Cousse


Postdoctoral researcher
Renewable Energy Systems group, University of Geneva

Uni Carl-Vogt C604, Blvd. Carl Vogt 66
CH-1211 Geneva 4

Email: Julia.Cousse(at)

Phone: +41 (0) 22 379 12 51




Since 2021, Julia is a postdoctoral research at the Renewable Energy Systems group of the University of Geneva, working on the Geothermica project “Innovation for De-risking Enhanced Geothermal Energy projects (DEEP)”. Previously, she was a PhD candidate and research associate at the Institute for Economy and the Environment at the University of St. Gallen and an external PhD student of the  Renewable Energy Systems group. Her research areas include sustainable decision-making and energy policy with a particular interest on social acceptance of renewable energy. Julia has obtained a Bachelor degree in Economics & Management Science from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. After her Bachelor, Julia worked at the Bank of Montreal and did a 5-month internship at Navigant Consulting, in the Energy Practice. She has joined the Institute of Economy and the Environment in 2016 in the context of the European Union-funded Horizon 2020 research project "Empower - Local Electricity Retail Markets For Prosumer Smart Grid Power Services", where she has worked on developing new business models for the energy market. She worked on the project in parallel with her studies at the University of St. Gallen where she obtained a Master degree in Economics.