Joy Sheila Clancy

prof.dr., PhD Engineering

  • 598 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
1988 …2020

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Joy has a PhD in Engineering (alternative fuels for small stationary engines). She joined the University of Twente in 1989. Joy’s research has focused, for more than 30 years, on the social dimension of small scale energy systems for developing countries. Gender and energy has been an important factor addressed in this research.

Joy is a founder member of ENERGIA, the international network on Gender and Sustainable Energy. From 2014 to 2019, she was the Principal Investigator in ENERGIA’s research project funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID):  Building the Evidence Base for Improving Energy Investments Effectiveness by Taking a Gendered Approach ( From 2009 to 2013 Joy was a technical advisor on gender and energy to the World Bank AFREA Programme. She has recently been senior author for two studies on gender and energy poverty in the European Union for the FEMM committee of the European Parliament.


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Gender
  • intersectionality
  • energy
  • development

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Gender audits: An approach to engendering energy policy in Nepal, Kenya and Senegal

Clancy, J. S. & Mohlakoana, N., Apr 2020, In : Energy Research and Social Science. 62, 9 p., 101378.

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    More of the Same: A Gender Lens on Life in a Changing Climate in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Clancy, J., 17 Oct 2019, Environmental Change and African Societies. Haltermann, I. & Tischler, J. (eds.). Brill, p. 149–176 (Climate and Culture; vol. 5).

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    Needs, Wants and Values: Integrating Gender with Energy Access

    Kooijman, A., Cloke, J. & Clancy, J., 2018, 16 p. Low Carbon Energy for Development Network.

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  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
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    Gender Perspective on Access to Energy in the EU

    Clancy, J. S., Daskalova, V. I., Feenstra, M. H. & Franceschelli, N., Dec 2017, Publications Office of the European Union. 106 p.

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    • 7 Oral presentation
    • 1 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...

    Stranger in a Strange Land: Tips for surviving a close encounter with the Dutch academic system

    Joy S. Clancy (Speaker)
    8 Nov 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Biofuels and food security: friends or foes?

    Joy S. Clancy (Speaker)
    19 Oct 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    The burden on women and girls

    Joy S. Clancy (Speaker)
    8 Jul 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Working with diversity

    Joy S. Clancy (Speaker)
    22 Oct 2014

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    International Conference on Clean Cooking

    Joy S. Clancy (Chair)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...