Dr Elaine Robinson

  • Research Associate (Centre for Research in Social Policy)

I was awarded a PhD from the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering here at Loughborough University in 2021 where I investigated multi-stakeholder decision-making in low-energy building design. In 2021, I joined the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University as a Research Associate, where I undertook socio-technical research, using Smart meter data in Welsh social housing to identify energy use behaviour archetypes using cluster analysis.

In 2023, I joined CRSP as a Research Associate. My role involves developing and undertaking quantitative analysis of large data sets, in order to identify patterns and trends related to low income and fuel poverty. Within the centre, my work is focussed mainly on quantitative analysis, including analysing data from the Family Resources Survey for the annual Households Below a Minimum Income Standard report and research into Debt, poverty and living standards in Great Britain for Christians Against Poverty.

My research interests relate to housing policy and fuel poverty.

  • Robinson, Elaine (2021). Multi-stakeholder decision-making in low-energy building design optimization. Loughborough University. Thesis. https://doi.org/10.26174/thesis.lboro.16545687.v1
  • Robinson, E., Hopfe, C.J., Emmerich, M., Yevseyeva, I., Wright, J.A. (2019) ‘Applying Desirability Functions to preference modelling in low-energy building design optimization’, Building Simulation 2019 (BS 2019), Sept 2nd-4th. Rome.
  • Kokaraki, N., Hopfe, C. J., Robinson, E., Nikolaidou, E. (2019) ‘Testing the reliability of deterministic multi-criteria decision-making methods using building performance simulation’, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 112. doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2019.06.018. IF 12.11
  • Robinson, E., Hopfe, C. J. and Wright, J. A. (2016) ‘Investigating the potential impact of stakeholder preferences in Passivhaus design’, in The 3rd Building Simulation and Optimization 2016 (BSO 2016), Sept 12-14th. Newcastle.
  • Robinson, E., Hopfe, C. J. and Wright, J. A. (2016) ‘Stakeholder Decision Making in Passivhaus Design’, in SimAUD 2016, Symposium on Simulation and Architecture in Urban Design, May 16-18. London.
  • Barton, J. P. Emmanuel-Yusuf, D., Hall, S., Johnson, V., Longhurst, N., O'Grady, A., Robertson, E. M., Robinson, E., Sherry-Brennan, F. (2015) Distributing power, a transition to a civic energy future: Report of the Realising Transition Pathways Research Consortium ‘Engine Room’. Available at: https://core.ac.uk/display/288370107