Stefan directs the People and Energy Programme within the Manchester Urban Institute. He is an Associate of the Institute of European Energy and Climate Policy. He also chairs the COST Action on ‘European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation’. He is an internationally leading expert in energy poverty and sustainability policy, having written over 120 scientific publications, three single-author monographs, one co-authored textbook and edited four books on these topics. He has led or consulted for over 50 projects on energy justice and urban transformations, with a total value of over 20 million Euro. With more than 25 years of experience in energy inequality measurement, identification, socio-demographics, local, national and international best-practice policy development and evaluation, he has provided expert advice to the European Parliament, European Commission, United Nations, World Bank and International Energy Agency. He is a member of the editorial boards of seven international journals and five advisory boards. He has previously been appointed to visiting professorships or fellowships in Bergen, Gdansk, Berlin, Brisbane, Bruges and Prague. As a former chair and founder of the EU Energy Poverty Observatory, in the 2019 EU Protects campaign he was named an ‘ordinary hero’ for his efforts to combat poverty and inequality across Europe.