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Stephen has recently entered the world of academic research after a 15 year career in the Australian public service, focusing on micro-economic reform in the building sector.

The focus of his research is the relationship between people, buildings and the installed technologies which result in energy use and carbon emission impacts.


  • 2014–present
    Research fellow, University of South Australia
  • 2009–2010
    Director, Building Energy Standards and Tools, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
  • 2008–2009
    Director, Residential Building Performance, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
  • 1999–2007
    Assistant Director, Building Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Australian Greenhouse Office


  • 2014 
    University of South Australia, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2011 
    Murdoch University, Master of Science in Renewable Energy
  • 2009 
    Murdoch University, Postgraduate Certificate in Policy Studies
  • 2008 
    Murdoch University, Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy Studies
  • 2006 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Business Studies

Research Areas

  • Built Environment And Design (12)
  • Renewable Power And Energy Systems Engineering (Excl. Solar Cells) (090608)
  • Energy Generation, Conversion And Storage Engineering (091305)
  • Architectural Science And Technology (Incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure And Ecologically Sustainable Design) (120104)
  • Urban And Regional Economics (140218)