Lina Brand Correa

Research student, University of Leeds

Lina Brand Correa

Lina is a PhD student at the University Leeds, in the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI), School of Earth and Environment. For her PhD she is interested in analysing the physical requirements for the satisfaction of human needs, in particular the energy requirements using an energy services perspective.


Lina’s academic background includes an MSc (distinction) in Ecological Economics at the University of Edinburgh and a BA in Economics from the National University of Colombia, Medellín campus. She has experience working as an editorial assistant for an economics journal as well as a research assistant, both in the National University of Colombia.

Research interests

  • Impact of energy systems on climate change
  • Exergy and useful work analysis
  • Energy (services) requirements for the satisfaction of human needs
  • EROI (energy return on investment)