Larissa Nicholls

Research Fellow, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University

As part of the Beyond Behaviour Change research program, Larissa’s research is about the ways we live and consume, and the impacts on energy use, the environment, and health & wellbeing. Her most recent projects focus on energy policy, demand management, energy poverty and heatwave vulnerability.

Experience

  • 2011–present
    Research Fellow, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University

Education

  • 2003 
    University of Melbourne, PhD (Medicine)
  • 1995 
    Monash University, BArts/BSc (Hons)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Hidden Energy Poverty
    Role:
    Lead Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS)
  • 2017
    Heatwaves, Homes & Health
    Role:
    Lead Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Energy Consumers Australia
  • 2016
    Smart Home Control: Exploring the potential for enabling technologies in households
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Energy Consumers Australia
  • 2015
    Disconnections case studies
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Consumer Action Law Centre
  • 2014
    Changing demand: the flexibility of energy practices in larger households with dependent children
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Energy Consumers Australia