Psychology Research Institute

  1. Background
  2. Publications
  3. Research Activity

Professor Christine Liddell

My research work is in :

  • Fuel poverty and its effects on health and mental health
  • Climate change and human factors
  • Smart meters and effective customer interface
  • Primary health care and mental health care in Northern Ireland
  • Mental health impact assessment
  • Health impact assessment


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Research Activity / Grants

Source Research programme Amount
DSDNI Phase 2 Affordable Warmth Programme £26,500
OFMDFMNI Energy Efficiency Scoping Survey 9n partnership with Bryson Energy) £85,000
Energy Action, Ireland All-island Fuel Poverty scope £8,400
AgeNI Think Piece on Fuel Poverty £3,500
Cluid Housing Association Fuel Poverty Strategy £12,000
Department of Energy and Climate Change Smart Meter evidence synthesis (in partnership with University of Oxford) £85,000
DSDNI Auditing the Affordable Warmth Pilot £25,000
Oak Foundation Tackling Fuel Poverty in Northern Ireland (in partnership with Bryson Energy) £1,000,000
OFMDFMNI Affordable Warmth Pilot £125,000
Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) Smart Meters Smart People Pilot £66,000
DSDNI Developing area-based approaches to tackling fuel poverty £28,000
National Energy Action Northern Exposure Project Evaluation £16,000
DSDNI SMART Meter customer support program £10,000
Habitat For Humanity The Madrid Street Project 2011 £12,000

Current Research Projects

  • Delivering area-based approaches to tackling fuel poverty


  • Univeristy of Birmingham
  • University of York
  • University of Oxford
  • Tavistock Research Institute
  • QUB School of Law

Consultancies and Memberships

  • Core expert on excess winter deaths, NICE
  • Member, Northern Ireland Fuel Poverty Advisory Group
  • Member, Academic Advisory Panel, Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation
  • Member, Northern Investing For Health Fuel Poverty Committee
  • Chartered Scientist, British Psychological Society
  • Distinguished Community Fellow, University of Ulster

Research Collaborations

  • University of Oxford
  • University of Sheffield Hallam
  • University of Lethbridge, Canada