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.