Michael Fell

Michael James Fell

Research Associate

Michael Fell is a research associate at UCL Energy Institute. He working on a project as part of the UK Centre for Research on Energy Demand (UKCRED) exploring how the use of distributed ledger technology-enabled peer-to-peer energy trading might impact energy policy objectives (with a particular focus on social implications). More broadly, his work is based around the potential for innovative products and services to promote flexibility in energy demand, taking in a variety of themes including: uptake of time of use tariffs and direct load control; perceptions of control; trust and privacy; distributional impacts; smart energy and healthcare; the use of systematic review methods in energy demand research.


Summer Study Proceedings, 2017, Presqu’île de Giens, France.

Energy services: A conceptual review, 2017, Energy Research & Social Science 27, 129–140.

Public Acceptability of Domestic Demand-Side Response in Great Britain: The Role of Automation and Direct Load Control, 2015, Energy Research & Social Science, 9: 72–84.

Knowing Me, Knowing You: The Role of Trust, Locus of Control and Privacy Concern in Acceptance of Domestic Electricity Demand-Side Response, 2015, ECEEE 2015 Summer Study Proceedings, 2153–63, Presqu’île de Giens, France.

Exploring Perceived Control in Domestic Electricity Demand-Side Response, 2014, Technology Analysis & Strategic Management 26(10), 1118–30.

Children, Parents and Home Energy Use: Exploring Motivations and Limits to Energy Demand Reduction, 2014, Energy Policy 65: 351–358.


Psychology, Public Policy, Energy, Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading, Social Impacts, Policy and Governance


Behavioral Science, Privacy, Energy, Social Research Methods, Evidence Review



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