Project Director: Lucie Middlemiss (University of Leeds)
Project Duration: 2017-2018
This project drew on a large body of existing (under-utilised) qualitative data to investigate the impact of households’ social relations on vulnerability to energy poverty. The project team’s collective expertise in energy poverty, vulnerability and secondary data analysis allowed us to investigate the emerging link between social relations (friend and family relationships, and interactions with service providers) and households’ capacity to withstand energy poverty. Outputs included a preliminary conceptual framework to explain how vulnerability to energy poverty is affected by social relations, and an analytical approach to secondary qualitative data on this topic.
The project team also included: Prof Angela Tod (University of Sheffield), Dr Carolyn Snell (University of York), Dr Caroline Mullen (University of Leeds), Dr Nick Emmel (University of Leeds), Dr Tony Ryan (University of Sheffield), Ross Gillard (University of York) and Dr Tom Hargreaves (University of East Anglia).