Stefan Bouzarovski is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Manchester, where he directs the People and Energy Programme within the Manchester Urban Institute. Stefan Bouzarovski chairs the European Union Energy Poverty Observatory, as well as the COST Action ‘European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation’.
He is an internationally leading expert in energy and urban policy, having written over 120 scientific publications and three books on these topics. He has been involved in more than 150 research and policy initiatives on energy justice and urban transformations, including the recently-launched STEP-IN project that addresses energy poverty via living labs. His research has informed the work of numerous governmental bodies in Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as the United Nations, World Bank and International Energy Agency.
In the 2019 EU Protects campaign, he was named an ‘ordinary hero’ for helping improve people’s lives by working to reduce poverty and inequality.