Who We Are

Dr Keith Baker is a Researcher at the Built Environment Asset Management (BEAM) Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University, a member of Common Weal’s Energy Working Group, and a Co-founder of EPRi. He specialises in fuel poverty and energy policy, with a particular focus on renewable heat, and has a background in environmental science, science policy, and the environmental impact of technology. His activities also include regular articles and appearances in the media, where he has been described by James Whale of talkRADIO UK, as “the acceptable face of climate change”. 


Dr Ron Mould is an Energy and Sustainability Officer at the City of Edinburgh Council, a member of Common Weal’s Energy Working Group, and a Co-founder of EPRi. He has a PhD from Glasgow Caledonian University on district heating and fuel poverty, which drew on his extensive professional experience, including managing teams of energy advocates at Renfrewshire Council. This study illustrated the impacts of fuel poverty across the urban / rural divide and the relationships between fuel poverty and vulnerability, and underpins EPRi’s reconceptualisation of fuel poverty as a complex social problem that needs ‘folk first’ solutions. 

Scott Restrick is a Co-founder of EPRi and has been the Technical & Training Manager at Energy Action Scotland since June 1999, where he has led on the organisation’s training service delivery and development and also the provision of domestic energy consultancy services for a range of housing providers and EAS members. He is a graduate of Glasgow Caledonian University with a PG DIP in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. Scott has worked extensively with the Scottish Government and with organisations tackling fuel poverty across Scotland and beyond. 

Helen Melone has been Energy Action Scotland's Research, Information and Project Officer since June 2014. Helen researches fuel poverty and energy efficiency issues, produces reports, analysis, briefings on fuel poverty for EAS members, manages the website and social media accounts, monitors news and provides updates for EAS staff. She recently completed an MRes at Glasgow Caledonian University, for which she was awarded a distinction for her research on gender and fuel poverty. 

Prof Brian Castellani is Professor of Sociology at Durham University and a Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing. He moved to Durham from Kent State University in 2018, where he wrote an article for Discover Science, 'Complexity and the Failure of Quantitative Social Science', which inspired and underpins EPRi's work on understanding fuel poverty as a complex problem.



Dr Fraser Stewart is an experienced research and policy professional with extensive experience in the energy and climate change policy areas. His research and policy work bridges social science disciplines to critically consider the complexity of contemporary social-environmental relations. These interests focus on consumption and disposal, as well as social vulnerabilities, risks and inequalities within a context of a changing climate. He has specific expertise in the fuel poverty and energy efficiency policy areas and is enthusiastic about innovative methodologies and research designs that combine data to answer complex questions about the real world.

Dr Geoff Wood is a Teaching Fellow in International Energy Law and Policy at Stirling University and Co-editor of Palgrave Macmillan's Energy, Climate Change and the Environment series. An energy, environmental law, policy and regulatory specialist, his work focuses on the development of legal and governance frameworks for sustainable energy transitions to optimise policy delivery in terms of environmental, social, economic, political and technological outcomes. 

Emmanuel Unaegbu is a Senior Programme Manager with the Climate Transformation and Energy Remediation Society, Nigeria. He holds an MSc from Glasgow Caledonian University, for which he gained a distinction for his study on the social impacts of flooding in the River Benue Basin, Nigeria. Emmanuel also volunteers as EPRi's African correspondent.
Liz Errington is a Principal Policy Manager with Citizens Advice, a doctoral student in fuel poverty at the University of East Anglia, and a regular podcaster on energy matters.






John Grant is a Senior Lecturer in Natural and Built Environment at Sheffield Hallam University He is also working on his PhD which is studying the sustainable responses to the projected effects of climate change on the UK housing stock and hopes to outline the challenges UK residents are going to face (especially those on low incomes) and will seek methods of both mitigating and adapting to these challenges.

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