Prof Stefan Bouzarovski

Professor of Human Geography

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Stefan Bouzarovski (also known as Stefan Buzar) is Professor of Geography and Director of the Centre for Urban Energy and Resilience at the University of Manchester. His professional activities are situated at the intersection of two broad thematic areas: energy and cities. Within these domains, he is best known for his path-breaking research on the driving forces and spatial patterns of domestic energy deprivation, focusing on European countries in particular. Some of this work is summarized in the monograph Energy Poverty in Eastern Europe(Ashgate, 2007) and the European Research Council - funded EVALUATE project which he currently leads. He has also been exploring the relationship between household everyday practices and residential change in inner-city areas - the subject of his monograph on Retrofitting the City (IB Tauris, 2016). Underpinning much of his work is a desire to develop of innovative methods for conceptualizing and representing space and territory - a topic explored in a co-edited volume on New Worlds from Old Texts (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Stefan Bouzarovski was awarded the prestigious Dulverton and Scatcherd European scholarships at the University of Oxford between 1999 and 2003. He was the Larkinson Scholar at St Hugh's College between 2000 and 2002, and a Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church College between 2004 and 2007. Since 2004, he has held visiting university appointments in Prague, Bruges, Berlin, Stockholm, Brisbane, Turin and Erkner, in addition to an ongoing Visiting Professorship in Economic Geography at the University of Gdansk.

Stefan Bouzarovski has co-ordinated a total of 38 research projects with funding from the European Union, three UK research councils, and a number of international charities and agencies. His publication record includes more than 70 peer-reviewed books, articles, and chapters. His work has informed the policies of the European Union, World Bank and International Energy Agency, as well as a number of advocacy groups and governmental bodies across the world.

Key posts held:

•2013: Professor of Geography and Director of the Centre for Urban Energy and Resilience, University of Manchester;

•2012: Professor of Human Geography and Research Group Leader, University of Birmingham;

•2010-2012: Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Birmingham;

• 2007-2010: Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Birmingham, and Research Associate, Institute for Energy Research and Policy;

• 2004-2007: Junior Research Fellow, Christ Church College, Oxford; and Senior Research Associate, School of Geography, University of Oxford;

•2005-2007: Postdoctoral Researcher, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford;

•2003-2005: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London.


Educational background:

•2009: Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education, University of Birmingham;

•2003: DPhil, School of Geography, University of Oxford;

•2000: M.Sc. (Distinction) in Environmental Change and Management, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford;

•1999: B.A. Geography, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Skopje.

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