ESRC Seminar Series: The health impact of cold homes and fuel poverty

Principal Applicant: Professor Angela Tod / Co-applicants: Jan Gilbertson, Professor Christine Liddell, Catherine Homer

Project Duration: 2015-2018

This seminar series will generate new understanding of human behaviour regarding cold homes, fuel poverty and their impact on health by reviewing current evidence, identifying evidence gaps and priorities for future research. The series will explicitly consider the influence of social and health inequalities, and focus on policy influences, impact and interventions. It will add to existing academic knowledge by reviewing and synthesising existing evidence, and will identify gaps in knowledge.

The seminars bring together leading academics and early career researchers in the field of fuel poverty, housing, energy and health, along with local and national policy leads and voluntary sector organisations. They will forge the new inter-disciplinary collaborations in order to generate fundable research applications to address the gaps identified. The seminar activity will form essential pre-protocol work that will enhance the quality and focus of fundable grant applications.

It is the intention to generate policy-related briefing papers to enhance the impact of the work of seminar participants. The seminar series will consist of eight one-day seminars hosted in the UK and Ireland. Each seminar will be free to attend, with 25-30 invited participants.

The project team also includes Anna Ryan.

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Project team

Senior Research Fellow, BA (Hons), MA


Economic and Social Research Council
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