| ||Brenda is head of the Lower Carbon Futures team. Her main research focus is on energy efficiency and the way that energy is used in British homes, particularly by low-income households, i.e. fuel poverty. She considers the economic, social and technical aspects of the subject and her work has a strong policy emphasis. She has been a member of the DTI's Energy Advisory Panel and is widely viewed as one of the most experienced in her field.
| ||Brenda has a leading role in the new UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), which launched this October. Brenda and her team s research focus on demand-side energy issues in the UK. In addition, as part of the UKERC, Oxford University and the Environmental Change Institute are hosting the Meeting Place , which will bring together national and international energy experts to discuss and debate energy topics.
| ||Brenda's other major projects include the 40% House Project (funded by the Tyndall Centre) and Carbon Vision = Building Market Transformation (funded by the Carbon Trust and ESPRC - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council). Both projects are looking at how dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions can be achieved in the built environment by 2050.
| ||Brenda also teaches on the MSc Environmental Change and Management.|