Stefan Bouzarovski

Stefan Bouzarovski is an associate at IEECP, focusing on the Just Energy Transition.

Professor of Human Geography at the University of Manchester, he directs the People and Energy Programme within the Manchester Urban Institute. He also chairs the European Union Energy Poverty Observatory, as well as the world’s largest network of energy poverty experts, practitioners and policy advocates, titled ‘European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation’, funded by Co-Operation in Science and Technology.

He is an internationally leading expert in energy poverty and sustainability policy, having written over 120 scientific publications, three single-author monographs, one co-authored textbook and edited four books on these topics.

He has led or consulted for over 50 projects on energy justice and urban transformations, with a total value of over 20 million Euro. With more than 25 years of experience in energy inequality measurement, identification, socio-demographics, local, national and international best-practice policy development and evaluation, he has provided expert advice to the European Parliament, European Commission, United Nations, World Bank, International Energy Agency as well as numerous governmental bodies and advocacy groups across Europe and Asia.

He is a member of the editorial boards of seven international journals and five organization and project governing boards. He has been appointed to, or currently holds, visiting professorships and fellowships in Delft, Bergen, Berlin, Brisbane, Bruges and Prague, and has held full time academic positions at the Universities of Oxford, London, Gdansk and Birmingham. In the 2019 EU Protects campaign, he was named an ‘ordinary hero’ for his efforts to combat energy poverty and inequality across Europe.