Advances in fuel poverty research and practice: a pan-European early career researcher symposium
On 20th September 2016 the University of Manchester hosted a pan-European symposium for early career researchers (ECRs) working on domestic energy deprivation issues.
This symposium sought to provide a supportive physical and virtual forum for ECRs from all disciplines to:
- Share emergent research on or related to domestic energy deprivation;
- Consider the development of an integrated and innovative conceptual framework for the research and amelioration of fuel poverty;
- Develop national and international collaborations with public policy officials and civil society;
- Further strengthen the existing multidisciplinary network of researchers from across Europe;
- Foster a new generation of scholars and practitioners in this field.
The symposium featured 25 short presentations by ECRs and guest talks from Professor Stefan Bouzarovski and Professor Benjamin Sovacool (click to view presentations). Attendees also participated in group discussions on the current barriers to researching fuel poverty, and the unanswered questions in fuel poverty research. Overall, 41 people were attendance from all over Europe.
The event was held in partnership with National Energy Action (NEA), one of the UK’s leading fuel poverty charities, and was funded by Eaga Charitable Trust and the EVALUATE project at the University of Manchester. As part of this arrangement, 11 ECRs attended NEA’s annual conference (21st to 23rd September) and had the opportunity to display poster presentations of their research.
Harriet Thomson, University of Manchester
Stefan Bouzarovski, University of Manchester
Neil Simcock, University of Manchester
Naomi Brown, Eaga Charitable Trust
Helen Stockton, National Energy Action
Victoria Pellicer, Universitat Politècnica de València
Sören Becker, Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space
Sam Nierop, Ecofys
Ron Mould, Renfrewshire Council
Jan Frankowski, University of Gdansk