School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering


A first degree in physics, with a PhD in climate change adaptation. The PhD project investigated retrofit measures on dwellings, assessing both the effect on heating energy use and on overheating during a heat wave period. Adaptation cost was also included in the analysis and a retrofit toolkit was produced to allow comparison of retrofit measures on a range of dwelling types. The toolkit can be accessed at:

Broad interests and expertise

  • Monitoring of buildings.
  • Dynamic thermal modelling of buildings.
  • Dwelling retrofit
  • Building energy use.
  • Climate change adaptation of buildings.

Professional affiliations

  • Member of the Institute of Physics.
  • Affiliate member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers

Previous research projects

  • Kingfisher Project: Testing a range of Green Deal home energy products, including solid wall insulation, solar PV, solar thermal and home automation