Aisling O'Rourke

Aisling O'Rourke


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Under the supervision of Prof. Stefan Bouzarovski, Dr Gareth Clay and Dr Morag Rose (University of Liverpool) I am currently working towards my PhD titled 'Fire Safety and Energy Poverty: Tackling A Hidden Injustice'. This project is fully funded by NWSSDTP (ERSC).

Utilising vulnerability concepts, I am researching the relationship between experiences of energy poverty and heightened risk of fire within the home. As this is a CASE studentship, I am working closely with the Prevention team at Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and Antwerp Fire and Rescue Service.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Social Science, MSc Public Policy, Distinction, University of Bristol

1 Sept 20211 Sept 2023

Award Date: 28 Nov 2023

Bachelor of Arts, BA (Hons) Geography with International Study, First Class, The University of Manchester

Award Date: 1 Jun 2018

Erasmus Year, University of Amsterdam

Award Date: 1 Jun 2017

Areas of expertise

  • G Geography (General)
  • Energy Poverty
  • Fire
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Public Policy


  • Energy Poverty
  • Fire Safety
  • Vulnerability