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New Dimensions of Vulnerability to Energy and Transport Poverty

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  • Mari Martiskainen, University of Sussex, University of Oxford
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  • Benjamin K. Sovacool
  • Max Lacey-Barnacle, University of Sussex
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  • Debbie Hopkins, University of Oxford
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  • Kirsten E.H. Jenkins, University of Edinburgh
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  • Neil Simcock, Liverpool John Moores University
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  • Giulio Mattioli, Dortmund University
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  • Stefan Bouzarovski, Manchester University

Dr. Mari Martiskainen is a senior research fellow at Sussex Energy Group (SEG), Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), based at the University of Sussex. Martiskainen is also the theme lead for equity and justice at the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS), based at University of Oxford. She is an expert in energy policy and sustainability transitions research, focusing on justice aspects of low-carbon transitions. Martiskainen has published widely in academic journals and regularly advises and works with different stakeholders and partners, including government, business, and not-for-profit organizations. Professor Benjamin Sovacool is a professor of energy policy, at University of Sussex and director of SEG. He is a distinguished expert in energy and climate policy research, with a particular focus on energy justice and energy poverty. Sovacool has managed over $20 million in research grants. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Energy Research & Social Science, and a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's forthcoming Sixth Assessment Report. Dr. Max Lacey-Barnacle is a research fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex. His EPSRC-funded PhD focused on the energy justice implications of energy decentralization. He has published several articles stemming from his PhD, from a British Academy-funded project with Anglia Ruskin University's Global Sustainability Institute and from a collaboration with RIPPLES, an early career research network focusing on local low-carbon activity. He has also previously worked in policy with the Energy Saving Trust. He is now working on the FAIR project (2020-2022), funded by CREDS. Dr. Debbie Hopkins is an associate professor in geography at University of Oxford. Her research uses innovative methodologies to investigate low-carbon mobility transitions across passenger and freight transport. She is the Editor of the AAG Review of Books and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Transport Geography and Journal of Sustainable Tourism. Hopkins is an expert in energy demand reduction, low carbon transitions, and sustainable mobilities. Dr. Kirsten Jenkins is a lecturer at University of Edinburgh. Jenkins is a leading early career scholar in energy justice research. She carries expertise in energy policy, energy governance, energy justice, and energy transitions research. Jenkins is an associate fellow of the Durham Energy Institute, managing editor of the journal Energy Research & Social Science, and a member of the COP26 Universities Network Just Transitions Working Group, among other roles. She has published widely in the area of energy social science. Dr. Neil Simcock is a lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University. Simcock specializes in issues of environmental and energy justice, fuel poverty and vulnerability, and urban inequality. He has published widely on these issues via research projects funded by the EU, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, RGS-IBG, and the British Academy. He has served as chair of the RGS-IBG Energy Geographies Research Group and is a review editor for Frontiers in Sustainable Cities. Dr. Giulio Mattioli is a research fellow at the Department of Transport Planning, TU Dortmund University, and visiting research fellow at the School of Earth & Environment, University of Leeds. He has published widely on topics including carbon lock-in in the transport sector, car dependence, and transport poverty via projects funded by British and German research councils. With the research project (t)ERES (2014-2016), he has pioneered efforts to explore transport poverty's connections with domestic energy poverty. He is on the editorial board of the journals Frontiers in Sustainable Cities and Active Travel. Professor Stefan Bouzarovski is a professor of human geography at the University of Manchester, where he directs the People and Energy program within the Manchester Urban Institute. He chairs the ENGAGER network of energy poverty experts, practitioners, and policy advocates, supported by European Co-Operation in Science and Technology. As an internationally leading expert in energy poverty and sustainability policy, he has provided expert advice to the European Parliament, European Commission, United Nations, World Bank, and International Energy Agency. In the 2019 EU Protects campaign, he was named an “ordinary hero” for his efforts to combat poverty and inequality across Europe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-7
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2021

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    Research areas

  • energy poverty, fuel poverty, justice, low-carbon transitions, transport poverty

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