Jan Gilbertson is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research with fifteen years' experience. She has an MA in Social Science Research Methods and expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods including longitudinal survey work and qualitative interviewing. Jan has successfully undertaken and managed research for a wide range of clients including DEFRA, DECC, CLG, the Housing Corporation, the BIG Lottery, Groundwork, local authorities, Primary Care Trusts and the Economic and Social Research Council.
Jan's expertise centres on issues of health and wellbeing in the urban environment, including the psychosocial determinants of health, fuel poverty, and the links between urban policy interventions, social capital and health issues. This work included a major role in the national health impact evaluation of the Government's Warm Front Scheme. With colleagues from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University College London Jan was involved in a project for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) which developed a model to quantify the health impacts of domestic energy efficiency measures. Jan worked with Rotherham MBC and Rotherham NHS to understand private landlords' requirements in preparing for the Green Deal in order to maximise potential benefits from the scheme and managed a study to assess the impact of EDF Energy Trust charitable grants in alleviating fuel debt. More recently she managed a project for Foundations Independent Living Trust which evaluated the impact of a Warm Homes Service aimed at helping older and vulnerable people at risk from cold weather and to prevent cold related harm and illness. Jan is currently working on an evaluation of the Big Energy Saving Network and the Low Carbon Pioneer Cities Heat Network projects both for DECC. She is also managing the evaluation of the Supporting and Maintaining Independence Programme for Doncaster MBC.
Jan also has a track record of undertaking research for the voluntary and community sector and examining the impact of volunteering. She was Principal Investigator of an ESRC project which examined methodological issues related to measuring participation at a local level. Recently, Jan has evaluated the impact of a volunteering programme in Doncaster which aimed to empower older people achieve a healthy lifestyle, an evaluation of a financial capability project in Sheffield and a project assessing the impact of the voluntary and community sector in Derbyshire.
- impact of housing investment on health and quality of life
- health impact assessment
- psychosocial determinants of health
- fuel poverty issues
- social capital and health
- regeneration and neighbourhood change
- qualitative and quantitative research methods
- measuring local participation and volunteering.
- Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
2013-2014 An evaluation of the Foundations Independent Living Trust (FILT) Warm Homes Service, FILT, and CLAHRC.
2013-2014 Low Carbon Pioneer Cities Heat Networks Project: a process evaluation.
2014 An evaluation of the Big Energy Saving Network, DECC.
2013-2015 An evaluation of Oldham Warm Homes Project, Oldham Council.
2014-2016 An evaluation of the Supporting and Maintaining Independence Programme, Doncaster MBC.
2012 Preparing for the Green Deal, Rotherham MBC and Rotherham NHS.
2011-2012 Research into the effectiveness of the EDF Energy Trust grant funding programme, EDF Energy Trust / Charis Grants.
2011-2012 BIG Outsourcing Grant Making, The BIG Lottery.
2011 Quantifying comfort and monetising the health impact of energy efficiency improvements, Department of Energy and Climate Change.
2011 The Voluntary and Community Sector in Derbyshire, Voice for the Voluntary Sector.
2010–2011 An Evaluation of Doncaster's Passion for life programme, NHS Doncaster and Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC).
Middlemiss, L., Ambrosio Albala, P., Emmel, N., Gillard, R., Gilbertson, J., Hargreaves, T., ... Tod, A. (2019). Energy poverty and social relations: a capabilities approach. Energy research & social science, 55, 227-235. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2019.05.002
Cronin De Chavez, A., Gilbertson, J., Tod, A., Nelson, P., Powell-Hoyland, V., Homer, C., ... Thomas, B. (2017). Using environmental monitoring to complement in-depth qualitative interviews in cold homes research. Indoor and Built Environment, 26 (7), 937-950. http://doi.org/10.1177/1420326X17719491
Ambrose, A., Eadson, W., & Gilbertson, J. (2016). Editorial: PPP special issue – International Perspectives on Fuel Poverty. People, Place and Policy, 10 (1), 1-4. http://doi.org/10.3351/ppp.0010.0001.0001
Maidment, C.D., Jones, C.R., Webb, T.L., Hathway, E.A., & Gilbertson, J. (2014). The impact of household energy efficiency measures on health: A meta-analysis. Energy Policy, 65, 583-593. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2013.10.054
Gilbertson, J., Grimsley, M., & Green, G. (2012). Psychosocial routes from housing investment to health: evidence from England’s home efficiency scheme. Energy Policy, 49, 122-133. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2012.01.053
Gilbertson, J., & Wilson, I. (2009). Measuring participation at a local level: be careful what you ask for! People, Place & Policy Online, 3 (2), 78-91. http://doi.org/10.3351/ppp.0003.0002.0002
Hong, S.H., Gilbertson, J., Oreszczyn, T., Green, G., & Ridley, I. (2009). A field study of thermal comfort in low-income dwellings in England before and after energy efficient refurbishment. Building and Environment, 44 (6), 1228-1236. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2008.09.003
Critchley, R., Gilbertson, J., Grimsley, M., & Green, G. (2007). Living In Cold Homes After Heating Improvements: Evidence From Warm Front, England's Home Energy Efficiency Scheme. Applied Energy, 84 (2), 147-158. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2006.06.001
Gilbertson, J., & Manning, J. (2006). Social participation and social capital in South Yorkshire Coalfield Communities. Voluntary action, 8 (1), 22-38. http://voluntaryaction.ivr.org.uk/
Gilbertson, J., Stevens, M., Stiell, B., & Thorogood, N. (2006). Home is where the hearth is: grant recipients' views of England's home energy efficiency scheme (Warm Front). Social science and medicine, 63 (4), 946-956. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2006.02.021
Green, G., Gilbertson, J.M., & Grimsley, M.F.J. (2002). Fear of crime and health in residential tower blocks: A case study in Liverpool, UK. European Journal of Public Health, 12 (1), 10-15. http://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/12.1.10
Green, G., & Gilbertson, J. (1999). The impact of housing and investment on the health and quality of life of low income residents. Open House International, 24 (1), 41-53.
Green, G., Ormandy, D., Brazier, J., & Gilbertson, J. (2000). Tolerant building: The impact of energy efficiency measures on living conditions and health status. In Rudge, J., & Nicol, F. (Eds.) Cutting the cost of cold: affordable warmth for healthier homes. London: E&FN SPON
Gilbertson, J., Leather, D., Mccarthy, L., & Wilson, I. (2018). An evaluation of Cash Smart Credit Savvy: Final Report. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-cash-smart-credit-savvy-final-report.pdf
Ambrose, A., Bashir, N., Foden, M., Gilbertson, J., Green, G., & Stafford, B. (2018). Better housing, better health in London Lambeth : the Lambeth Housing standard health impact assessment and cost benefit analysis. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/better-housing-better-health-london-lambeth.pdf
Damm, C., Dayson, C., Gilbertson, J., & Pearson, S. (2016). Stockport Targeted Prevention Programme Evaluation: Final Report. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/stockport-targeted-prevention-alliance.pdf
Bennett, E., Dayson, C., Eadson, W., Gilbertson, J., & Tod, A. (2016). Warm safe and well: the evaluation of the Warm at Home Programme. Sheffield: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/warm-safe-well-eval-warm-home-programme.pdf
Ambrose, A., Damm, C., Foden, M., Gilbertson, J., & Pinder, J. (2016). Delivering Affordability Assistance to water customers: cross sector lessons. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/delivering-affordability-assistance-water-customers.pdf
Bashir, N., Gilbertson, J., Haywood, A., Holding, E., & Tod, A. (2016). Doncaster Hospital Discharge Pathway Study: Final report. Sheffield: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffiled Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/doncaster-hospital-discharge-pathway-study-final.pdf
Taylor, P., Davies, L., Wells, P., Gilbertson, J., & Tayleur, W. (2015). A review of the social impacts of culture and sport. Department for Culture, Media and Sport. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/416279/A_review_of_the_Social_Impacts_of_Culture_and_Sport.pdf
Bashir, N., Cronin De Chavez, A., Gilbertson, J., Tod, A., Sanderson, E., & Wilson, I. (2013). An Evaluation of the FILT Warm Homes Service. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-filt-warm-homes.pdf
Gilbertson, J., & Batty, E. (2011). An Evaluation of 'Passion for Life': Final Report. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/evaluation-passion-life.pdf
Green, G., & Gilbertson, J. (2008). Warm Front Better Health: Health Impact Evaluation of the Warm Front Scheme. Sheffield: CRESR. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/warm-front-health-impact-eval.pdf
Gilbertson, J., Green, G., Ormandy, D., & Thomson, H. (2006). Good Housing Good Health? A review and recommendations for housing and health practitioners. Housing Corporation and Housing Learning and Improvement Network.
Gilbertson, J., & Manning, J. (2006). The dynamic of social capital, health and economy. Volunteering social capital and civic engagement in South Yorkshire coalfield communities. CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.