Dan is a Research Fellow in energy security. His research focuses on national security dimensions of the energy transition in the United Kingdom and internationally.

Prior to joining the institute, Dan was the power editor at African Energy, a division of Cross-border Information. He reported on energy issues across the African continent as well as heading the African Energy Live Data research team, which maintained and developed a database of more than 7,000 power plants and projects.

Dan holds an MPhil in theory, methodology and epistemology in economics and social science from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, as well as an MA in international relations in the Middle East from the University of Durham and a BSc in physics and economics, also from Durham.