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Senior Lecturer in Global Social Policy, University of Birmingham

Harriet is an award-winning interdisciplinary academic with world leading expertise in energy poverty, including the development and application of policy frameworks and statistical indicators. Her research outputs have been used to influence the framing of policy approaches to address energy poverty worldwide, including the European Commission’s Clean Energy for all Europeans package, and more recently, the launch of a monitoring observatory in Mexico. She is interested in the role of public policy and policymaking processes, and the ways in which housing and access to clean and reliable forms of energy are unevenly distributed. This also means looking at issues like income poverty, climate change, and the effects of privatisation of essential services. Above all, she strongly believes in the need to co-generate knowledge and approach research in a participatory and open manner, in order to create more inclusive societies.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Global Social Policy, University of Birmingham


  • 2015 
    University of York, PhD Social Policy