Dr Jack Sharples is a Lecturer in Energy Politics at the European University of St Petersburg, where he also teaches EU Politics in the Department of Political Science and Sociology, and convenes the International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies. He has been the author of the monthly Gazprom Monitor reports since May 2012.
Dr Sharples received his PhD from the University of Glasgow, UK, having written his thesis on the subject of 'Russian state and Gazprom conceptions of natural gas as a strategic resource and gas exports to the EU during the Medvedev Presidency 2008-2012'. He also holds the qualifications of MSc (2007) and MRes (2008) in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Glasgow, and BA in Politics from the University of York, UK (2005).
Dr Sharples has published articles on Russian approaches to energy security and climate change (in the journal Environmental Politics), and the role of Russia in European energy security (in the journal Political Perspectives). He was previously a Visiting Researcher at the European University of St Petersburg (2009-10), the Brussels School of International Studies (2010), and the Institute of Europe (Russian Academy of Sciences), Moscow (2011).
Dr Sharples' current research interests include: EU-Russia energy relations; Russian foreign and domestic energy policy; Energy security; The relationship between energy security and climate change; EU Politics.