University of Leeds
Lucie Middlemiss is Professor of Environment and Society in the Sustainability Research Institute, at the University of Leeds in the UK. She wrote the first textbook on Sustainable Consumption (Routledge, 2018), and has research interests in sustainable consumption, energy poverty and participation in sustainable development. Her research on energy poverty brings together qualitative insights into the lived experience, with critical policy analysis. She is motivated by connecting deep understandings of consumption in daily life, with planning, measuring, monitoring and decision-making by policy-makers and practitioners. In more recent work, she has led a team conducting secondary qualitative analysis of lived experience data, resulting in insights into the importance of social relations in energy consumption. She was also part of a team which produced a white paper on energy poverty for the Netherlands in 2020: translating state of the art academic thinking on this topic into concrete policy recommendations. She is currently working on four projects: Fuel Poverty Evidence (funded by CREDS), Wellbased, a EU project on health and energy poverty, Whole Person Whole Place, looking at the role of social relations in energy renovation, and Understanding Family and Community vulnerability in the transition to Net Zero.
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