Seb is an energy researcher with an interest in socio-technical research in domestic buildings. Prior to joining UCL Seb worked as a freelance research consultant carrying out social research in the energy sector exploring topics including public attitudes towards fracking, energy efficiency funding and future technology innovations.
He previously worked for NatCen as Research Director of the Energy and Environment team, delivering work including the government’s evaluation of the Renewable Heat Incentive. Seb has also collaborated with UCL on research projects for the Energy Technologies Institute, including the Consumer Response and Behaviour project (part of the Smart Systems and Heat programme) and Optimising Thermal Efficiency of Existing Homes.
Through his work, Seb has specialised in integrating and synthesising work from different disciplines, including qualitative and quantitative social research, technical monitoring and energy systems modelling. He has also worked to apply the findings from primary research including field trials of smart heating controls into the design of future smart technologies.
In his early career, Seb worked for seven years in social housing working on driving sustainability projects for tenants and staff including retrofit programmes, fuel poverty advice and staff training.
Seb holds a BSc (Hons) in Physics and MSc in Environmental Technology, both from Imperial College.
Since joining LoLo, Seb has completed his MRes research, exploring poor indoor air quality and overheating in a case study of retrofitted homes and has been developing his research design for his PhD work. Seb also recently presented at the Behave Conference 2018 in Zurich on the findings of his MRes research.
W8UP6 Understanding the Unintended Ventilation-related Impacts of Retrofit in UK Social Housing