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Researcher: Watson, Phillipa (Dr Phillipa Watson)

Fields of Research

Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology
Social Policy
Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Interior Design
Environment Policy
Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Urban Design
Built Environment and Design
Housing Markets, Development, Management
Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Urban Policy
Social and Cultural Geography
Human Geography
Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research, Science and Technology Policy
Secondary Education
Higher Education

Research Objectives

Residential Building Management and Services
Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities
Energy Services and Utilities
Residential Construction Design
Residential Construction Processes
Environmentally Sustainable Construction
Residential Energy Conservation and Efficiency
Consumption Patterns, Population Issues and the Environment
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Expanding Knowledge in Technology
Social Ethics
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Education and Training Systems
Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Renewable Energy
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
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
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: A community partnership approach to supporting low-income households to achieve home energy savings; Indoor and Built Environment
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
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
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

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