Robert Marchand is a lecturer in operations management at the University of Sheffield, founder of Fuel Poverty Research Network, and a member of the Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre (AREC), Centre for Energy and Environment Centre (CEES) and Logistics and Supply Chain Management Centre (LSCM). He has a PhD and MBA from the University of Sheffield and a BA in Economics from the University of Leicester.
His research to date has focused on the issue of fuel poverty (the inability maintain the home at an adequate temperature for reasonable cost) and its measurement. His work in this field has allowed a more complex and inclusive measure to be developed which enables better identification of households at risk of this issue, and he has advised local and national government on how this approach can be adopted in practice.
Robert regularly works with government, industry and the third sector within his professional roles. He aims to ensure that high quality, relevant research and evidence informs and improves policy and practice to benefit society at large.