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Danielle Butler

Danielle is a postgraduate researcher in the Sustainable Housing and Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) and Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society. Having been awarded a Pathways to Excellence studentship in 2015, she is currently completing a PhD in Social Policy in which her research explores the social process of energy advice as one part of the package of efforts to tackle energy/fuel poverty. She has written and presented for academic and non-academic audiences on a range of social issues related to housing, health and wellbeing, including energy/fuel poverty, homelessness, and empty home ownership. Danielle’s research has twice been recognised at a national level, having been awarded the Jonathon Sime Award in 2014 and the  Green Gown Award for Student Research and Development in 2016. Alongside her academic work, Danielle sits on Salford City Council’s committee for developing the Affordable Warmth Strategy, has extensive experience of working with Citizens Advice across Salford and with Manchester’s Energy Advice service, and is one of the founding members of the international Fuel Poverty Research Network.