• 547 Citations
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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 (http://energia.org/research/). 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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Research Output 1988 2020

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

Clancy, J. S. & Mohlakoana, N., 18 Dec 2019, In : Energy Research and Social Science. 62, 9 p., 101378.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Energy policy
energy policy

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).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

gender role
coping strategy
2 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
career advancement

Needs, Wants and Values: Integrating Gender with Energy Access

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

Research output: Other contributionProfessional

Open Access
Power (Psychology)
157 Downloads (Pure)

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.

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Open Access

Activities 2005 2016

  • 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