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Scientia Professor and CEO, Co-operative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living, UNSW Sydney

My current role as CEO of the Co-operative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) at UNSW Sydney embodies the research agenda of my entire career: advocating for and creating sustainable, low-carbon buildings and cities.

The CRCLCL is the largest research innovation hub working in the built environment field in Australia and consists of over 50 industry, government and academic partners doing applied, impactful research in all aspects of low-carbon living.

When I think about the big challenge of urbanisation and how we improve the quality of life of people in buildings and cities, I have always been aware of the interconnectedness of the built environment disciplines. Taking a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to problem solving has always set my research apart.

My three decades contribution has been recognised nationally through multiple high-profile awards including the highest accolade in the country, the Order of Australia.


  • 1996–present
    Professor, UNSW
  • 2012–present
    CEO, CRC for Low Carbon Living


  • 1992 
    UNSW, PhD Built Environment
  • 1988 
    UNSW, M.Sc (UNSW) – Project Management
  • 1987 
    UNSW, M.Arch (UNSW) - Sustainable Building Simulation
  • 1979 
    University of Auckland, B.Architecture

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects - FAIA
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering - FTSE


Order of Australia