Tamara Krawchenko is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration, a member of the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems at the University of Victoria, and an expert in comparative public policy and regional development. She has conducted comparative public policy research in over a dozen countries and has authored over 50 articles, books and reports. In addition to her scholarly work on such topics as coastal climate change, rural development, transportation and transit governance, and intergenerational equity, she has worked as a policy analyst specializing in regional development at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris (2015-2019) and as a professor and researcher advising federal and provincial governments in Canada and a number of research institutes and universities in Canada, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan. She is currently leading two SSHRC-funded research projects focused on a just energy transition and rural and small-town economy restructuring. Dr. Krawchenko holds a PhD in Public Policy and Political Economy from Carleton University, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from Dalhousie University.