Scott Victor Valentine

Prof. Scott Valentine is an Associate Professor of Environmental and Energy Policy. He comes to LKY School from Hong Kong where he was an Associate Professor and Director of the Environmental Policy program at the City University of Hong Kong. Prior to that, he was founding Associate Director of the International Masters of Public Policy Program at the Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP) at the University of Tokyo and Director of the Campus Asia program. In 2012, he was recipient of GraSPP’s inaugural Outstanding Professor Award. Prior academic posts have included positions at National Sun Yat Sen University (Taiwan), National Chengchi University (Taiwan), and Shinawatra University (Thailand). Scott’s academic achievements include: PhD Public Policy (NUS), DBA (CalSouthern), MBA (Adelaide), MSc in Environmental Management (NUS), and MA in Advanced Japanese Studies (Sheffield).

As a researcher, Scott serves on the editorial board of the journals Energy Research and Social Science, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, Sustainability Science and AIMS Energy. He is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Recent books include “Wind Power Politics and Policy” (OUP), “The National Politics of Nuclear Power” (Routledge – co-authored with Benjamin Sovacool) and “Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy: Critical Questions” (Johns Hopkins University Press – co-authored with Benjamin Sovacool and Marilyn Brown).

Scott also boasts over 20 years of diverse international business experience – specializing in business development and organizational change. Past positions include Executive Vice-President of Vektor Multimedia Japan, Managing Director of Asia Pacific Development International, Dean of the British Education College in Tokyo (affiliated with the UK Northern Consortium), and Director of the British Council Training Centre in Taiwan.

In executive education, Scott has worked extensively with the Japanese International Cooperation Center to provide leadership training to senior officials of the Indonesian foreign service, the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport and the UAE’s foreign ministry. In Singapore, he has designed and delivered workshops in strategy to members of Singapore’s Home Team.

Research Areas

  • Asian security
  • Cities and Urban Policies
  • Climate change
  • Energy policy
  • Environmental policy and economics
  • Global risk society
  • Leadership
  • Network management
  • Performance management and public values
  • Policy design and implementation
  • Public Private partnerships
  • Qualitative methods
  • Sustainable development
  • Urban Policy and Planning