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Neil Simcock

Project Researcher

Liverpool John Moores University

Dr Neil Simcock is a social scientist, with research interests covering issues of inequality, sustainability and energy transitions. He is particularly interested in how energy systems have implications for human health and well-being, and for social and environmental justice. In researching this, he has engaged with a range of conceptual approaches, including energy justice, vulnerability, energy poverty, and the Capabilities Approach.

Dr Simcock has published in several journals, including Energy Research & Social Science, Energy Policy, Energy & Buildings, Social and Cultural Geography, and Local Environment. He is the lead editor of a monograph ‘Energy Poverty & Vulnerability: A Global Perspective’ (published by Routledge in 2017), and co-guest editor of a Special Issue of Energy Research & Social Science on ‘Energy demand for mobility and domestic life: exploring the justice implications’ (Volume 16, 2016).

Alongside his work on FAIR, Neil is also involved in the Horizon 2020 project STEP-IN which explores the role that energy advice can play in alleviating fuel poverty, and is the Principal Investigator on a small project funded by the Royal Geographical Society that investigates vulnerability to fuel poverty in the private rented sector of housing.

Fuel and transport poverty in the UK’s energy transition (FAIR)