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Personal Statement

I am a Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellow in Healthy Buildings and a lecturer in the Department of Architecture. I was trained as an architect and after gaining professional experience in Italy and Belgium, I pursued a Master's in Sustainable Design and obtained a PhD in Sustainable Buildings. 

My research looks at the risks of overheating and poor indoor air quality in low-energy housing (new build and renovated) and the role of adaptive comfort and ventilation in this. My research covers different themes of the sustainable built environment (i.e. thermal comfort, low-energy design, urban regeneration and climate change adaptation), with research experiences in different countries (Italy, the UK, Brazil and Perú).

I have recently been awarded a Seal of Excellence Fellowship for the project ADAPTIVE HOUSING at EURAC Research in Bolzano (Italy), where I am using climate change projections to test the vulnerability and resilience of low-energy homes in the context of rising temperatures.

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 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Risks of overheating in highly insulated English houses: an investigation into the design process, comfort performance and occupant behaviour, De Montfort University

Award Date: 11 Oct 2018

External positions

Eurac Research

2 Jan 202331 Dec 2024

Keywords

  • Thermal comfort
  • Ventilation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Architecture
  • Low carbon homes
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Retrofitting
  • Building Performance Evaluation
  • Mixed Methods

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