Shamila is an architect by training and holds a PhD in Architectural Sciences from the University of New South Wales (Australia). Her research expertise and interest relate to Building Performance, Environmentally Sustainable Design, Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Thermal Comfort, Healthy, Effective and Innovative Learning Environments, Post Occupancy Evaluation of School Buildings, and Urban Heat Island mitigation technologies. Shamila's publication track record features papers in the Indoor Environmental Quality research field, with focus on field studies in school and office buildings, and Urban Heat Island mitigation strategies. She has designed a variety of buildings with different functions, and is experienced and skilled at applying the principles of sustainability for designing residential buildings, learning environments, and working spaces. She has been collaborating with local government authority, national research and innovation hub, and key stakeholders from the property industry in Australia. Shamila is fluent on computer-aided simulation for the purposes of implementing climate responsive design, building performance and energy efficiency. She is also implementing microclimate simulation tools to investigate the Urban Heat Island mitigation strategies to provide comfort, enhance the livability of urban environments, reduce energy consumption, and decrease mortality and morbidity rate in Australia.