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I am a Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde. I hold a BSc (Hons) in Architecture and an MSc, MPhil in Sustainable Building Technology. I completed my PhD at the University of Nottingham in March 2023, undertaking research investigating the impact of energy-efficient design strategies on indoor air quality and school overheating. Guided by the principle of being the change we wish to see in the world, I have dedicated my career to advancing sustainability in the built environment. As a designer and engineer, I am acutely aware of the profound impact our choices can have on our planet. I am committed to mitigating this impact through innovative and responsible design, thereby making a tangible difference to our environment. My current research focuses on overheating, indoor air quality, and ventilation design in workplaces and healthcare settings such as schools, offices, healthcare facilities, and prisons. My areas of interest include passive house design (for which I am certified), climate change, building ventilation, indoor air quality, indoor environmental performance, low-carbon design, passive cooling, zero-energy buildings, building performance, and thermal comfort.

My research primarily focuses on improving indoor air quality, managing overheating, and enhancing ventilation in various settings, including offices, healthcare facilities, schools, and correctional institutions. I hold a certification in Passive House Design, and my work is deeply embedded in applying passive design strategies to boost energy efficiency and ensure occupant comfort.

In response to climate change, my efforts are directed towards implementing passive cooling techniques and optimizing ventilation systems that integrate seamlessly into building designs. This not only promotes healthier indoor environments but also significantly enhances occupant well-being. I am constantly engaged in assessing and elevating the environmental performance of indoor spaces, considering crucial factors like energy efficiency and user satisfaction.

A significant portion of my research is dedicated to exploring innovative approaches that reduce carbon emissions and foster sustainable building practices. This includes investigating zero-energy building concepts designed to achieve energy self-sufficiency with minimal environmental impacts. My expertise also extends to building performance assessments, where I strive to ensure buildings meet the highest standards of efficiency, comfort, and sustainability. These practical applications of my research are crucial in our journey towards a more sustainable future.

Ultimately, my research is propelled by an unwavering commitment to create healthier, more sustainable, and comfortable living and working environments. I confront challenges related to overheating, indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and climate adaptation across various building types and contexts, all with the aim of propelling us towards a net-zero world. My goal is to enhance indoor environmental quality through innovative design and engineering solutions, thereby contributing to the well-being of building occupants and the health of our environment.

 

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

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