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I am a Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellow (Lecturer) in the Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde. I hold a BSc (hons) in Architecture and MSc in Sustainable Design. I completed my PhD at Queen’s University Belfast in April 2016, undertaking research that investigated the impact of energy efficient design strategies on indoor air quality in homes. 

Between 2014 and 2020, I worked as a Researcher at the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU) at the Glasgow School of Art, where I taught environmental design and analysis in architecture and co-founded an MSc in Environmental Design. 

I am Committee Member and Membership Secretary of the UK Indoor Environments Group (UKIEG) and coordinator of the AHRC-funded Health Effects of Modern Airtight Construction (HEMAC) network. I am co-founder of the UK Air Quality Network (UKAQN) and an active member of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality (ISIAQ).  

I am a member of the Editorial Board for the journal Architectural Science Review and regular reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. I have acted as co-editor for special issues of Architectural Science Review and the Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. I have also acted on numerous Scientific Review Committees and Organising Committees, chairing sessions at major national and international conferences. 

My research interests include low carbon design and evaluation post occupancy, indoor air quality and ventilation in housing, overheating and the impact of the built environment on health. I am particularly interested in multidisciplinary approaches to investigate the influence of architectural design on occupant health and wellbeing. 

I am open to supporting PhD students that are interested in the indoor built environment and health, particularly indoor air quality and ventilation performance in buildings.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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