Heike Brugger joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI in January 2018. She works as a senior researcher and project manager at the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets. Her research interests include the design and evaluation of energy and climate change policies, particularly in the field of energy efficiency, as well as the modeling of the development of energy consumption in private households.
Heike Brugger studied politics and public administration as well as mathematics and physics at the University of Konstanz, Germany. From 2014 to 2015 she was a visiting research scholar at the School of Governance and Public Policy at the University of Arizona (Tucson, USA). In 2017 she obtained her Phd from the University of Konstanz in the Department of Politics and Public Administration with her work focusing on the local energy transition in Germany and the relevance of policy networks therein.