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Researcher: Watson, Phillipa (Dr Phillipa Watson)

Fields of Research

Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology
Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Social Policy
Interior Design
Human Geography
Built Environment and Design
Social and Cultural Geography
Environmental Impact Assessment
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Social Change
Urban Policy
Urban Design
Housing Markets, Development, Management
Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Public Administration
Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Environment Policy
Ecosystem Function
Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
Consumer-Oriented Product or Service Development
Studies in Human Society
Research, Science and Technology Policy
Secondary Education
Higher Education

Research Objectives

Residential Energy Conservation and Efficiency
Residential Building Management and Services
Residential Construction Design
Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities
Energy Services and Utilities
Renewable Energy
Residential Construction Processes
Cultural Understanding
Environmental Lifecycle Assessment
Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
Expanding Knowledge in Technology
Consumption Patterns, Population Issues and the Environment
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Social Ethics
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply
Environmental Health
Environmentally Sustainable Construction
Education and Training Systems
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Energy Transformation
Teaching and Instruction Technologies

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A little effort goes a long way: looking at improvements to Tasmanian housing stock; School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference 2007
Are condensation and mould problems in Australian homes arising from the Australian building regulations?; Building Physics Forum Conference
Barriers to Renovation for Housing Sustainability in Tasmania; World SB08 Melbourne
Barriers to renovation for housing sustainability in Tasmania; School of Geography & Environmental Studies Conference, 2010
CONSORT Bruny Island Battery Trial: Project Final Report - Project Results and Lessons Learnt
CONSORT Bruny Island Battery Trial: Project Final Report - Social Science
Critical mix: champions, capacity and complexity in Glenorchy's Energy Rebate Project. Lessons for policy makers; Remaking Suburbia: Research and policy directions for sustainable home improvements
Dwelling adaptation for sustainability: improving interventions for energy efficiency, comfort and equity in Tasmania
Eco-Renovation Research Through Practice: Environmentally Sustainable Renewal of a 1950's Suburban House; 2nd Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference
Environmental Restriction in Multi-Owned Property; Multi-Owned Property in the Asia-Pacific Region: Rights, Restrictions and Responsibilities
From modern housing to sustainable suburbia: how occupants and their dwellings are adapting to reduce home energy consumption; Housing, Theory and Society
Get Bill Smart Final Report
Get bill smart: A community partnership approach to supporting low-income households to achieve home energy savings; Indoor and Built Environment
Get Bill Smart: Detailed Study Report
Housing improvement for sustainability in Tasmania: who is involved what are they doing, and what has been the effect?; School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference 2008
Place, human agency and community resilience - considerations for public health management of smoke from prescribed burning; Local Environment
Risk and Resource Allocation in the Environment; 2016 Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank
Rural laboratories and experiment at the fringes: case study of a smart grid on Bruny Island, Australia; Energy Research & Social Science
Saving energy starts at home
Scarce data: off-grid households in Australia; Energy Policy
Supporting sustainable home improvement in the private rental sector: the view of investors; Urban Policy and Research
Tariff Trial Survey Design
TasNetworks Tariff Trial Method Review – Phase One
TasNetworks Tariff Trial Recruitment Strategies Review
The environmental sustainability of Australia's private rental housing stock; AHURI
Understanding the mechanisms of sustainable housing renewal in Tasmania: a qualitative method; 2nd Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference
Warm house, Cold house: a review of measures of thermal comfort used in Get Bill Smart's energy efficiency assessments; Energy Procedia
‘The best house possible’: The everyday practices and micro-politics of achieving comfort in a low-cost home; Housing and Home Unbound: Intersections in economics, environment and politics in Australia

Research Projects

Exploring the Intersection of Energy Literacy and Financial Literacy ; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Get Bill Smart; Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE)
Tariff Trial
Tariff Trial, Phase One

Research Candidate Supervision