Dr Olivia Woolley is a lecturer in energy and environmental law of the School of Law at the University of Aberdeen. She examines how law can be used to support the growth of renewable energy consumption as part of a low-carbon energy transition in her research. She has particular interests in offshore wind energy generation and transmission, including legal issues raised by the possibility of developing a North Sea electricity grid which she examined as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Groningen. Dr Woolley undertook a PhD between 2007 and 2011 at University College London. Ecological Governance, a book based on her doctoral research concerning the development of legal frameworks for protecting ecosystem functionality, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2014.