Dr Timothy O’Leary is a teaching and research academic in the School of Natural and Built Environments, Division of IT, Engineering and Environment. His research and teaching covers the fields of Property Development , Low Carbon, Smart and Sustainable Buildings and Building Information Modelleing(BIM). He holds a Masters of Architecture degree from UNISA as well as Phd in the area of Sustainable Energy Engineering of Buildings. His research papers have focussed on Residential Energy Efficiency and the introduction of more stringent energy performance requirement and energy disclosure mechanisms for buildings. He has worked on climate change adaption strategies for the built environment and an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded collaborative project on achieving greater lifetime affordability of housing in Australia.