Research Academics


Name Research Area Capacity
Mr Ross Anderson Architectural Design, History & Theory, Modern and contemporary German architecture Associate Supervisor
Dr Peter Armstrong Urban Planning and Design in East Asia
Urban and Architectural History in East Asia
Architecture for Aid Projects in South East Asia
Dr Zanny Begg Creative Research  
Dr Jennifer Gamble Architectural History Associate Supervisor 
Dr 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

Professor Sandra Kaji-O'Grady New directions in the Architectural profession, Architecture and Design Criticism, History and Theory of Architecture in the 1970s, Project-based design research. Supervisor
Dr Duanfang Lu Modern Chinese architectural and planning history, urbanism and urban theory, housing design and neighbourhood planning, architecture and identity, cultural analysis of the built environment in developing countries 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 Associate Supervisor
Associate Professor Chris L. Smith Connections between biology, philosophy and architectural theory, Matter, materiality and medicalisation of architecture Supervisor 
Honorary Associate Professor Peter Smith Building Construction, Building Services, Materials and Structures Associate Supervisor 
Dr Lee Stickells Film & Architecture, Architecture & Movement Supervisor 
Professor Michael Tawa Architecture and cinema, Architecture and music, Place and placemaking, Spatial and temporal symbolism, Theorising design practice , Mapping and design Supervisor

Architectural & Design Science

Name Research Area Capacity
Dr. Densil Cabrera Architectural acoustics, Building acoustics, and Psychological acoustics; Room acoustical quality; Sound insulation and noise control; Acoustical measurement, Audio system measurement; Subjective evaluation, and psychoacoustical measurement Supervisor 
Wendy Davis Visual perception of lighting, Colorimetry, Applications of emerging and next-generation lighting technologies. Associate Supervisor
Professor Richard de Dear Indoor Environmental Quality, Human thermal comfort Supervisor
Honorary Associate Bruce Forwood Architecture; Architectural and design science; Energy management and conservation; Sustainable design in the built environment: sustainable buildings; Sustainability of the construction industry; Environmental managment, design and planning Associate Supervisor 
Professor Richard Hyde Sustainable Design, Thermal comfort of pre-modern buildings, Biosocial issues concerning sustainable housing, Green technology and integration in buildings, Sustainable design tools, Advanced renovation of buildings, Quality of life studies, Sustainable building and materials, Energy and water sensitive design Supervisor
Professor Warren Julian Gloom and discomfort glare
Satisfaction with office working environments
Individual lighting control for people with poor vision
International Daylight Measurement Programme
Sky luminance distribution and models
Daylighting building interiors
Solar availability access and over shadowing
Development of Australian/NZ/International lighting standards
Associate 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  Francesco Fiorito Structural and façade engineering, Energy modeling of buildings, Innovative building technologies and materials Associate Supervisor

Design Lab

Name Research Area Capacity
Professor Andy Dong Computers in design; Art, science and technology in design; Design and human development; Design to address societal problems; Theory of design; Communication, coordination and collaboration in groups; Computer supported collaborative working; Design education; Design and innovation processes; Management of technology for innovation; Design research; Human centred design of products and systems; Integrated product development, methodologies and tools. Supervisor 
Professor Mary Lou Maher Virtual design studios; Case-based reasoning; Genetic algorithms for design; Multimedia databases; Computer supported collaboration; Design computing; Artificial intelligence; The virtual world; Intelligent adaptable worlds; Use of video conferencing for design meetings; Sharing information on the World Wide Web; Developing case libraries; Practical applications of artificial intelligence; Facilities management using databases. Associate Supervisor 
Adjunct Associate Professor David Marchant Design Computing Associate Supervisor 
Dr onacloV Technology within the context of installation in urban, museum, gallery and architectural space, Time-Based Media, Media Arts, Video Art, Sound Art, Interactive Installation Art, Environment and Sustainability, Indigenous Studies Associate Supervisor 
Dr Rob Saunders Development of computational models of creativity Supervisor 
Dr Martin Tomitsch Interaction design, mobile interaction design, user-centred product design, human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, tangible computing, interactive architecture, media facades, information and communication technologies for development Associate Supervisor 
Dr Oliver Bown Digital music, music software and performance systems, computational creativity, biologically-inspired computing, complex systems and ecosystems, multi-agent modelling, models and theories of cultural dynamics, and human evolution, particularly with respect to human artistic behaviour. Associate Supervisor
Dr Lian Loke Interaction design (specializing in movement and user experience), Interactive art, Performance, body and technology, Design methods Associate Supervisor

Urban & Regional Planning & Policy

Name Research Area Capacity
Associate Professor Nicole Gurran Urban planning; housing; local planning; environmental planning; suburban renewal; community consultation; community involvement; national parks / protected areas; Seachange report Supervisor 
Honorary Associate Professor John Lea Regional development planning; Tourism development in Pacific Urban planning; Planning theory; Development aid policy; Environmental impact assessments (EIA); Housing policy in developing countries; Indigenous settlement and land tenure issues Associate Supervisor 
Associate Professor Paul Jones Urban and Regional Planning Supervisor