Research Academics

Architectural History and Theory

Name Research Area Capacity
Associate Professor Chris L. Smith, Research Group Chair Connections between biology, philosophy and architectural theory
Matter, materiality and medicalisation of architecture
Supervisor 
Professor Michael Tawa Architecture and cinema
Architecture and music
Place and placemaking
Spatial and temporal symbolism
Theorising design practice
Mapping and design
Supervisor
Professor Andrew Leach Intellectual history of twentieth-century architectural culture
History of architecture and urbanism in Australia and New Zealand
Architectural historiography (esp. mannerism and baroque)
Postwar Italian architectural culture
 
Professor Duanfang Lu Modern architectural and planning history
Contemporary architectural and cultural theories
Housing and urban development.
Supervisor 
Associate Professor Glen Hill Sustainable design
Place, technology and fashion
Using the lens of contemporary continental thinkers - particularly Martin Heidegger and Bernard Stiegler
Best-practice solutions for adapting existing built form of coastal settlements to the impacts of sea level rise
Supervisor 
Associate Professor Lee Stickells Alternative and countercultural architecture of the 1960s and 1970s
Post-war architectural history and theory
Supervisor 
Dr Ross Anderson Late Gothic German Architecture
Early Modern German Architecture
Architecture and Philosophy
Architectural Drawing
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Dr Peter Armstrong Architectural design
The history of architecture and urban design in East Asia
Supervisor 
Dr Matthew Mindrup The Use of Architectural Models
The Material Imagination
Early Twentieth Century German Architecture
Bauhaus Design Pedagogy
History and Theory of Architecture
Utopias
Assemblage and Adaptive Reuse in Architecture
Supervisor
Dr Cameron Logan Urban and architectural history
The ways that heritage conservation shapes cities, relationship between cultural value and property value
The social politics of heritage
Design and adaptation of large-scale landscapes and built ensembles such as hospitals, stadiums and universities
Supervisor
Dr Dagmar Reinhardt The emerging potential and challenges of digital architecture
The interdisciplinary exchange between academic environment, cultural productions, industrial expertise and architectural entrepreneurship
Supervisor
Catherine Lassen    
Dr Sandra Loschke Architecture
Working with Prototypes in Architectural Design Research
Museal and Exhibition Architecture
Design Process (Architecture)
Architecture and Politics
Process
Design Critical Thinking
Philosophy of Architecture
Architectural History
Material Culture and Digital Architecture
 
Dr Jennifer Ferng European architecture and decorative arts from 1700 to present
History of the earth sciences including geology and mineralogy
History of modern landscape
Architectural materials, nature and technology
Contemporary architecture/design and politics in Asia, Oceania, and Latin America
Critical theory
Supervisor
Dr Rizal Muslimin Computational Making
Indigenous Computation
Indonesian Craft and Architecture
Shape Reasoning and Representation
 
Mr Daniel Ryan Environmental architecture of Eileen Gray
theories of Climate
comfort and health in inter-war European architecture
the application of thermal simulation to the study of Architectural history.
 
Dr Simon Weir Classical and Surrealist theories of architecture;
New stone architecture
Construction robotics
Applications of unmanned arial vehicles (UAVs) to architecture
 
Dr Alexandra Brown Twentieth century alternative architectural practices
Art-architecture relationships
Italian radical architecture
Architecture exhibitions and alternative curatorial practices
 
Honorary Prof Tom Heneghan Architectural History and Theory  

Architectural Design

Name Research Area Capacity
Associate Professor Mathew Aitchison, Research Group Chair Prefabricated and modular housing
Prefabrication and advanced manufacturing
Supervisor
Professor Michael Tawa Architecture and cinema
Architecture and music
Place and placemaking
Spatial and temporal symbolism
Theorising design practice
Mapping and design
Supervisor
Associate Professor Glen Hill Sustainable design
Place, technology and fashion
Using the lens of contemporary continental thinkers - particularly Martin Heidegger and Bernard Stiegler
Best-practice solutions for adapting existing built form of coastal settlements to the impacts of sea level rise
Supervisor 
Dr Dagmar Reinhardt The emerging potential and challenges of digital architecture
The interdisciplinary exchange between academic environment, cultural productions, industrial expertise and architectural entrepreneurship
Supervisor
Dr Peter Armstrong Architectural design
The history of architecture and urban design in East Asia
Supervisor 
Dr Francois Blanciak Criticism of architectural form
Design theory
Supervisor 
Catherine Lassen    
Dr Jennifer Ferng European architecture and decorative arts from 1700 to present
History of the earth sciences including geology and mineralogy
History of modern landscape
Architectural materials, nature and technology
Contemporary architecture/design and politics in Asia, Oceania, and Latin America
Critical theory
Supervisor
Dr Rizal Muslimin Computational Making
Indigenous Computation
Indonesian Craft and Architecture
Shape Reasoning and Representation
 
Mr Daniel Ryan Environmental architecture of Eileen Gray
theories of Climate
comfort and health in inter-war European architecture
the application of thermal simulation to the study of Architectural history.
 
Dr Simon Weir Classical and Surrealist theories of architecture;
New stone architecture
Construction robotics
Applications of unmanned arial vehicles (UAVs) to architecture
 

Architectural Science

Name Research Area Capacity
Professor Richard de Dear, Research Group Chair Indoor Environmental Quality
Thermal comfort
Indoor air quality
High performance buildings
Post occupancy evaluation
Sensors, instrumentation and data acquisition for built environments
Supervisor
Associate Professor Wendy Davis Visual perception of lighting
Colorimetry
Applications of emerging and next-generation lighting technologies
Supervisor
Associate Professor Densil Cabrera Applications of psychoacoustical models
Singer voice quality
Auditory spatial perception
Room acoustical quality
Auditory display
Supervisor 
Associate Professor Wiliiam Martens
Applied psychoacoustics
Auditory display
Influence of room acoustics on reproduced sound
Musical acoustics and musical timbre perception
Sound quality engineering
Spatial hearing
Spatial sound processing
Subjective evaluation of audio signals and systems
Supervisor
Dr Cristhina Candido Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE)
Human thermal comfort
Field and laboratory studies
Natural ventilation strategies and bioclimatic design.
Associate Supervisor
Honorary Associate Professor Jin Yong Jeon    
Dr Doheon Lee    
Ashak Nathwani    

Design Lab

Name Research Area Capacity
Associate Professor Martin Tomitsch, Research Group Chair Interaction design in urban environments
Urban user experience design
Media architecture
Mobile interaction design
Design research and methods
Design education
Supervisor 
Dr Lian Loke Body and movement-based interaction design
Aesthetics and choreography of interaction
Somatics, design and technology
Design methods
Supervisor
Dr Somwrita Sarkar Data Science
Complex Systems
Network Science
Urban Systems
Science of Cities
Supervisor 
Dr Caitlin de Berigny
Research in mindfulness in design, interaction design and media architecture to engage users in urban space
Caitilin is Leading the Health & Creativity Node at the Charles Perkins Centre
Supervisor 
Dr Rob Saunders Development of computational models of creativity  

Urbanism

Name Research Area Capacity
Professor Nicole Gurran, Research Group Chair Urban planning
Housing
Local planning
Environmental planning
Suburban renewal
Community consultation
Community involvement
National parks / protected areas
Seachange report
Supervisor 
Professor Robyn Dowling, Associate Dean Research The social and cultural geographies of cities
Contemporary urban governance
Transport
Supervisor
Professor Peter Phibbs
Development of the affordable housing sector in Australia
The impact of housing on a range of well-being issues including health and educational outcomes, the performance of planning systems and the relationship between planning systems and housing supply
Supervisor
Associate Professor Paul Jones The role and nature of informal urbanism, especially governance, and adaptive form and function in urban planning and management systems
The characteristics of Asia - Pacific squatter and informal settlements;
Mobilisation of customary land for urban development
Conceptualising the city and its form and functionality
Supervisor
Dr Adrienne Keane Statutory land use planning particularly the consequences of policies in nature conservation  
Dr Cameron Logan Urban and architectural history
The ways that heritage conservation shapes cities, relationship between cultural value and property value
The social politics of heritage
Design and adaptation of large-scale landscapes and built ensembles such as hospitals, stadiums and universities
Supervisor
Dr Jennifer Kent Day-to-day mobility, with an explicit mandate to record and theorise shifts away from private car use towards more sustainable transport modes in car oriented cities.
General links between the built environment and health.
The various health impacts of transport, including the detrimental health implications associated with private car dependency, exist as the nexus between these two research themes.
 
Adjunct Associate Professor Gary Cox    
Adjunct Assocate Professor Greg Young Developed cultural paradigm for planning and governance and original concept and model for ‘culturised planning’  
Honorary Associate Professor Barrie Shelton Urbanism with core expertise in urban design and urban history, morphology and theory, how cities look, feel, work and change. Associate Supervisor