We have created this expert directory to facilitate the accessibility of the work being done on fuel poverty. We hope it will be used by journalists and the media to quickly and easily find subject matter experts on all aspects of fuel poverty. This will enable the research community to add our evidence to the discussion and use it to support policy changes.

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Mo Hosein Abbasi

PhD Researcher

Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool

Fuel poverty
Energy retrofit
Low carbon transitions
Low carbon technologies

UK & Ireland
North West England


I am an interdisciplinary energy researcher currently investigating the interconnections between social factors of heat decarbonisation, e.g. fuel poverty, thermal comfort, health impacts, public acceptability, safety, etc., with the economic and environmental factors and their role in delivering a just and sustainable transition. Prior to this I worked for almost 7 years in building energy services and the energy-environment startup ecosystem.


Twitter | LinkedIn
m.h.abbasi@2019.ljmu.ac.uk

Yasmin Abraham

Co-founder and President

Kambo Energy Group

Canada

Fuel poverty
Energy efficiency
Energy retrofit
Energy policy
Vulnerable people

Americas


I am Co-Founder of Kambo Energy Group and the visionary behind Empower Me, Canada’s only energy and climate focused program designed for, and delivered by, members of underserved communities. Under my leadership, Kambo has become a leader and advocate for the inclusion of lower income families in energy and housing policies, specifically advocating for supports for families experiencing energy poverty. Kambo’s Community Power division is dedicated exclusively to reducing energy poverty and improving housing conditions in Indigenous communities.


LinkedIn
yasmin@kambo.com

Professor Aimee Ambrose

Professor of Energy and Society

Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR)

Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield, UK

Fuel poverty
Energy policy
Low carbon transitions
Private rental sector

Australia & New Zealand
UK & Ireland



Profile | Twitter
a.ambrose@shu.ac.uk

Dr Keith Baker

Research Fellow in Fuel Poverty and Energy Policy

The Energy Poverty Research initiative

Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow

Fuel poverty
Energy efficiency
Energy policy
Net zero

UK & Ireland
Scotland


I'm a researcher, campaigner, and journalist specialising in fuel poverty and energy policy, but with much broader interests and expertise including an extensive record of working with the media. In addition to the listed posts I'm a Member of the Board of Directors and Convenor of the Energy Working Group at the Scottish 'think and do' tank, Common Weal; an Associate of 100% Renewable UK; and Director of Professional Engagement at Pattiesmuir Ltd, a new company focussed on training and reskilling professionals for green jobs.


Twitter | LinkedIn
Energy Poverty Research | Patties Muir | Common Weal Scotland

Dr Hande Barlin

Assistant Professor

Gebze Technical University

Istanbul, Turkey

Fuel poverty
Low carbon transitions
Vulnerable people
Public Health

Europe


I am a researcher at EU Horizon funded research project on energy poverty, which has six pilots all over Europe.


LinkedIn
hbarlin@gtu.edu.tr

Dr Roberto Barrella

Research Assistant Professor

Chair of Energy and Poverty

Comillas Pontifical University

Madrid

Fuel poverty
Energy efficiency
Energy retrofit
Low carbon technologies
Vulnerable people

Europe


The main objective of my research is to advice EU citizens and stakeholders to properly assess and address energy poverty. My main professional goal is to improve the efficiency and sustainability of energy conversion systems and buildings to ensure proper environmental and socio-economic integration.


Profile | LinkedIn
rbarrella@comillas.edu

Professor Stefan Bouzarovski

Professor of Human Geography

People and Energy Collaborative, Manchester Urban Institute

University of Manchester

Manchester

Fuel poverty
Energy retrofit
Low carbon transitions
Private rental sector
Vulnerable people

Global South
Europe
North West England


I have extensive experience (30 years) in providing expert advice on issues of energy poverty and justice, energy efficiency, and transitions to low-carbon futures across UK, Europe and the Global South, as part of more than 60 projects funded by international organizations, national governments, charitable bodies and the private sector. I have specialist expertise in energy inequality measurement and identification, socio-demographics, as well as energy policy development and evaluation. This has been presented in over 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications and seven books on the subject.


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stefan.bouzarovski@manchester.ac.uk

Dr Milena Buchs

Professor

University of Leeds

Leeds

Fuel poverty
Low carbon transitions
Vulnerable people

Europe
UK & Ireland


My work focuses on justice implications of climate and energy policy, including on impacts on fuel and transport poverty. I am particularly interested in policies that support needs satisfaction for all in the energy and transport sectors while targeting high energy use.


Profile | Twitter
m.m.buchs@leeds.ac.uk

Dr Catherine Butler

Senior Lecturer

University of Exeter

Exeter

Fuel poverty
Energy policy
Low carbon transitions
Transport poverty
Health & Wellbeing

Global South
UK & Ireland


My research uses in-depth interviews to understand people’s experiences of deep fuel and transport poverty in the UK with focus on people living in cities, spanning the South and North of the UK. I also work on issues of low carbon energy transition and access in South Africa. I focus on how energy use affects wellbeing in multiple connected ways, including abilities to access/use digital services and transport as well as heat/cooling and light.


Profile | Twitter
c.butler@exeter.ac.uk

Dr Danielle Butler

Senior Research and Policy Officer

National Energy Action

Manchester

Fuel poverty
Energy efficiency
Energy policy
Vulnerable people
Health & Wellbeing

Europe
UK & Ireland


I am a Senior Research and Policy Officer at leading fuel poverty charity National Energy Action and Trustee and Founder of the Fuel Poverty Research Network. My work has largely focused on the lived experience of fuel poverty among ‘at risk’ groups, such as renters, older and younger householders, and those in rural and remote settings. I also research the design and development of energy-related advice and programmes support and how this functions as an essential element of wider efforts to tackle fuel poverty. I have worked extensively with a wide range of research funders, partners and other key stakeholders including governments, the health sector, statutory, and third sector organisations, both in the UK and beyond.


Twitter
danielle.butler@nea.org.uk

Dr Jenni Cauvain

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham

Energy retrofit
Low carbon transitions
Housing & Planning
Private rental sector

Other (add below)


I have experience in low carbon transitions and retrofit from a local government perspective, based on my work in academic research (university), policy development (think tank), practitioner (in local government and social housing), and cross-sectoral collaborations in all three fields.


Profile
jenni.cauvain@ntu.ac.uk

Matt Copeland

Head of Policy and Public Affairs

National Energy Action

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Fuel poverty
Energy efficiency
Energy markets
Net zero
Private rental sector

UK & Ireland


I have worked at National Energy Action (NEA) for four years, focussing on shaping the energy market so that it works well for fuel poor and vulnerable households, as well as campaigning for a fair and affordable transition to net zero.


Twitter | LinkedIn
matt.copeland@nea.org.uk

Dr Andrea Gatto

Assistant Professor

Kean University

Wenzhou

Fuel poverty
Energy efficiency
Energy markets
Energy policy
Renewable energy
Low carbon transitions
Vulnerable people

Americas
Global South
UK & Ireland


I conduct research on energy economics, policy and regulation issues connected with sustainable development. I acquired experience in renewable, sustainable and cleaner energy transition; energy vulnerability, resilience and poverty; resource governance; energy-food-water nexus; composite indicators; and microfinance projects connected with these subjects. Besides research and teaching, I am president of the CED - Center for Economic Development & Social Change and I serve as editor and reviewer for several of journals in the field.


LinkedIn | Google Scholar | Research Gate | Orcid
WKU | agatto@kean.edu

Irene González-Pijuan

PhD candidate

Sheffield Hallam University

Barcelona

Fuel poverty
Energy policy
Renewable energy
Vulnerable people
Health & Wellbeing
Public Health

Europe


My PhD looks at the impacts of energy poverty on children, and specifically how do children experience energy poverty. I have also worked on energy poverty and gender aspects and I am very interested on vulnerable people facing low carbon transitions, so just/fair transitions.



irenegonzalezpijuan@gmail.com

Dr João Pedro Gouveia

Senior Researcher and Invited Professor

CENSE, NOVA School of Science and Technology

NOVA University of Lisbon (FCT-NOVA)

Portugal

Fuel poverty
Energy efficiency
Energy retrofit
Energy policy
Low carbon transitions
Low carbon technologies

Europe


I am a principal investigator of multiple national and international research and consultancy projects and high-level policy support studies on buildings' energy efficiency, energy poverty, sustainable cities, and climate change adaptation and mitigation. I am part of the Coordination team of EPAH - EU Energy Poverty Advisory Hub for DG Energy, European Commission, where we have been conducting research on national and local indicators, mapping energy poverty actions worldwide, and supporting EU local authorities for energy poverty mitigation.


Twitter | LinkedIn
Energy Poverty Advisory Hub | jplg@fct.unl.pt

Mr Mohammed Jaber

PhD Candidate

University of Miskolc

Miskolc, Hungary

Fuel poverty
Energy efficiency
Energy policy
Low carbon transitions
Health & Wellbeing



I am a PhD candidate researching energy poverty in Jordan and its impact on people's daily lives. My research uses various methods to understand the challenges and opportunities for addressing energy poverty in the country.


LinkedIn
jaber.mo86@gmail.com

Dr Kirsten Jenkins

Lecturer in Energy, Environment and Society

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Fuel poverty
Energy policy
Low carbon transitions
Vulnerable people

UK & Ireland
Scotland


I am an internationally recognised expert on issues of energy justice, just transitions, and fuel poverty, alongside broader specialisms in energy policy, energy transitions, and sustainable energy provision and use. I am the academic member of the Scottish Government's Fuel Poverty Advisory Panel, a new advisory Public Body advising on tackling both fuel poverty and extreme fuel poverty in Scotland.


Twitter | LinkedIn
Kirsten.Jenkins@ed.ac.uk

Paz Araya Jofré

PhD Candidate

Energy Poverty Network Chile / IRI THESys Humboldt-Universität, Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Fuel poverty
Energy efficiency
Energy retrofit
Housing & Planning
Vulnerable people

Americas
Global South
Europe


Perspectives on energy poverty in Global South, or South America. Heating deprivation in cases of high inequality and cold climate. Right to energy, constitutional discussion.


Profile | Research Gate
| paz.araya@hu-berlin.de

Dr Simon Lannon

Senior Research Fellow

Welsh School of Architecture

Cardiff University

Cardiff

Fuel poverty
Energy efficiency
Energy retrofit

UK & Ireland
Wales


I have developed techniques to investigate the retrofit of homes to improve the energy efficiency and internal conditions. This research has considered energy use at the different scales of the built environment from individual buildings, neighbourhoods and to regions. These techniques have been used to map fuel poverty and model decarbonisation pathways for the Welsh housing stock and to provide evidence for Welsh Government housing policy.


Profile
lannon@cardiff.ac.uk

Professor Mari Martiskainen

Professor of Energy and Society

Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS)

University of Sussex

Brighton

Fuel poverty
Low carbon transitions
Transport poverty
Vulnerable people

Americas
Europe
UK & Ireland
Northern Ireland
Scotland
South East England
Wales


I am a social scientist with a specific interest in how people are affected by fuel poverty and transport poverty. My research has focused on the lived experiences of people, particularly how being in fuel poverty and/or transport poverty affects people's every day life. I have also researched community action on fuel poverty, spatial aspects and the impact of different policies.


Twitter | LinkedIn
m.martiskainen@sussex.ac.uk

Professor Lucie Middlemiss

Professor of Environment and Society

University of Leeds

Leeds

Fuel poverty
Energy markets
Energy retrofit
Low carbon technologies
Net zero
Vulnerable people
Health & Wellbeing

UK & Ireland
Yorkshire and the Humber


I am interested in how people experience fuel poverty in daily life, as well as how policy and the energy market shape these experiences. I also research the transition to Net Zero, and how it is likely to impact on those that are already vulnerable (including those already in fuel poverty).


Profile | Twitter | LinkedIn

Dr Trivess Moore

Senior Lecturer

School of Property, Construction and Project Management

RMIT University

Melbourne

Energy efficiency
Energy retrofit
Low carbon transitions
Housing & Planning

Australia & New Zealand


I undertake research in Australia on sustainable housing with a focus on scaling up retrofit including implications on, and for, vulnerable households (including those in, or near, fuel poverty). I am also a Trustee for the Fuel Poverty Research Network (FPRN).


Profile | Twitter | LinkedIn
trivess.moore@rmit.edu.au

Dr Caroline Mullen

Associate Professor

Institute for Transport Studies

University of Leeds

Leeds

Low carbon transitions
Housing & Planning
Transport poverty

Europe
UK & Ireland


I research inclusion and inequalities in transport and mobility, investigating factors affecting people's ability to make the journeys they need. I focus on availability and affordability of transport services, and conditions required for safe cycling and walking and fairness in transitions to low carbon mobility.


Profile
c.a.mulen@leeds.ac.uk

Dr Rokia Raslan

Associate Professor

University College London

London, UK

Energy efficiency
Energy retrofit
Energy policy
Low carbon transitions
Low carbon technologies
Net zero

Europe
UK & Ireland
East Midlands (England)
East of England
London
North East England
North West England
Northern Ireland
Scotland
South East England
South West England
West Midlands (England)
Yorkshire and the Humber


My research focuses on the development of evidence-based built environment decarbonisation policy that is inclusive (considers all sectors of the building stock) & resilient (to future climate change). I am an expert in identifying equitable solutions for Hard to Decarbonise Homes, where the reduction of carbon emissions involves costs that are higher, barriers that are more difficult to overcome, or solutions that are more complex to implement


Profile | LinkedIn
r.raslan@ucl.ac.uk

Dr Caitlin Robinson

Academic Fellow and Proleptic Lecturer in Geography

University of Bristol

Bristol

Fuel poverty
Energy efficiency
Transport poverty

UK & Ireland


My research uses spatial approaches to understand the geography of different types of inequality - in particular energy poverty.


Twitter
Caitlinhrobinson92@gmail.com

Dr Sea Rotmann

SEA - Sustainable Energy Advice Ltd

Pūponga

Fuel poverty
Energy efficiency
Vulnerable people

Americas
Australia & New Zealand
Europe
UK & Ireland


I lead the HTR Energy Users Task by the Users TCP by IEA. We are undertaking field research pilots focusing on the most marginalised and stigmatised energy users, those who live in "hidden" hardship. Our main focus is how to build and utilise trusted relationships with community and frontline providers, and how to "decolonise" our scientific approach when dealing with such vulnerable whānau.


Twitter
drsearotmann@gmail.com

Dr Graeme Sherriff

Reader

School of Health and Society

University of Salford

Salford

Energy retrofit
Low carbon transitions
Housing & Planning
Transport poverty

Australia & New Zealand
UK & Ireland
Scotland


I conduct research on soclal justice considerations in the low carbon transition. In particular, I have explored householder experiences of energy efficient retrofit, researched intersections with health and wellbeing, and conducted fieldwork on the application of social prescribing approaches to fuel poverty. I am chair of the Fuel Poverty Research Network.


Twitter | LinkedIn | Orcid
Publications | g.sherriff@salford.ac.uk

Dr Neil Simcock

Senior Lecturer

Liverpool John Moores University

Fuel poverty
Energy markets
Housing & Planning
Private rental sector
Vulnerable people
Health & Wellbeing

UK & Ireland


My current research focuses on power and inequality. I aim to uncover the institutional and structural arrangements that render some people vulnerable to energy poverty, such as the design of energy/housing markets and the stigmatisation of marginalised groups in society.


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Dr Carolyn Snell

Reader in Social Policy

School for Business and Society

University of York

York

Fuel poverty
Energy efficiency
Energy retrofit
Energy policy
Low carbon transitions
Net zero
Housing & Planning
Transport poverty
Vulnerable people
Health & Wellbeing

UK & Ireland
Scotland
Wales
Yorkshire and the Humber


I am an expert in the relationship between climate policy, fuel poverty, and policy. I strongly believe that we can address climate change goals (e.g. net zero) in a fair and just way that lifts the most vulnerable out of fuel poverty.


Profile | Twitter
carolyn.snell@york.ac.uk

Dr Harriet Thomson

Associate Professor in Global Social Policy

University of Birmingham

Birmingham

Fuel poverty
Renewable energy
Vulnerable people
Health & Wellbeing

Americas
Global South
UK & Ireland
West Midlands (England)


I am an applied interdisciplinary researcher, and I like collaborating with diverse groups of people to develop holistic solutions to real life energy issues. My research interests include the role of public policy and policymaking processes in shaping energy, structural inequalities in the distribution of affordable and clean forms of energy, health and wellbeing outcomes, and indicators for measuring the complex realities of energy poverty.


Twitter | LinkedIn
h.thomson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sergio Tirade-Herrero

Ramón y Cajal' Research Fellow

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)

Madrid, Spain

Fuel poverty
Vulnerable people
Health & Wellbeing

Europe


I am a socio-environmental scientist conducting interdisciplinary research on household energy from an energy poverty and justice perspective. My work looks into the inequality impacts of low-carbon transitions, the links between access to housing and energy and the regional dimensions of energy poverty in the Mediterranean and Central and Eastern Europe. I have more than ten years of advisory experience on climate and energy policy and the measurement of energy poverty through indicators. A current focus of my research is on household energy debt, supply disconnections, informal connections, and energy access issues.


Profile | Twitter | Google Scholar | Research Gate | Orcid
sergio.tirado@uam.es

Dr Nicola Willand

Senior Lecturer

RMIT University

Melbourne, Australia

Fuel poverty
Energy efficiency
Energy retrofit
Vulnerable people
Health & Wellbeing

Australia & New Zealand


I am an interdisciplinary researcher working at the intersection of housing, social, health and building sciences related to the topic of energy justice. My research focuses on how housing outcomes are shaped by the interrelations of dwelling quality, householder practices and the structural, geographical and social contexts.


Profile | Twitter | LinkedIn
nicola.willand@rmit.edu.au

Mr Tom Woolley

Researcher and Environmental Consultant

Rachel Bevan Architects and Ecological Design Association

Downpatrick, Northern Ireland

Fuel poverty
Energy retrofit
Health & Wellbeing

Europe
UK & Ireland
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales


Expertise in the impact of retrofit disasters, mould, and damp on health.



tom.woolley@btconnect.com