Prof Stefan Bouzarovski

Professor of Geography

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Stefan Bouzarovski is a world-leading authority on issues of energy poverty, justice and equity. He Chairs the European Union Energy Poverty Observatory, and the ENGAGER (European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation) network funded by the European Co-operation in Science and Technology scheme. His recent work in these domains is embodied in the books Energy Poverty (Palgrave, 2018), Research Companion on Energy Geographies (Routledge 2017) and Energy Poverty in Eastern Europe (Ashgate/Routledge 2007), as well as more than 70 peer reviewed papers in top international journals. A grantee of the European Research Council between 2013 and 2018 (via the EVALUATE initiative), he has received research funding for more than 40 projects supported by the European Union, UK research councils, as well as various corporate and charitable bodies.

Professor Bouzarovski’s research interests also concern the area of urban transformations – as reflected in his current Directorship of the Collaboratory for Urban Resilience and Energy at the Manchester Urban Institute. 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).

Professor Bouzarovski currently holds a Visiting Professorship at the Department of Geography, University of Bergen; and an External Professorship at the Institute of Geography, University of Gdansk. He has previously held visiting university appointments in Prague, Bruges, Berlin, Stockholm, Brisbane, Turin and Erkner. He 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. Part of his work has been published under the name Stefan Buzar.

Professor Bouzarovski’s work has informed the policies of the European Union, World Bank, International Energy Agency and United Nations, as well as a number of advocacy groups and governmental bodies across the world.

Key academic 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.


•2017: Habilitation, University of Krakow;

•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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