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Researcher: Watson, P (Dr Phillipa Watson)

Fields of Research

Architectural science and technology
Sociology and social studies of science and technology
Social policy
Human geography
Cultural geography
Interior design
Social geography
Other built environment and design
Urban geography
Urban sociology and community studies
Research, science and technology policy
Land use and environmental planning
Ecosystem function
Housing markets, development and management
Political geography
Urban design
Social change
Environment policy
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Electrical engineering
Architectural design
Urban policy
Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Other Indigenous studies
Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Natural resource management
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Social program evaluation
Environmental law
Consumer-oriented product or service development
Urban and regional planning
Secondary education
Higher education

Research Objectives

Residential construction design
Expanding knowledge in human society
Residential energy efficiency
Residential building management and services
Smart grids
Energy services and utilities
Environmentally sustainable energy activities
Renewable energy
Public services policy advice and analysis
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Other culture and society
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Social ethics
Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
Environmental lifecycle assessment
Environmentally sustainable construction activities
Other construction
Consumption patterns, population issues and the environment
Residential construction processes
Community services
Hydrogen production from renewable energy
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Other education and training
Energy storage, distribution and supply
Health status (incl. wellbeing)
Energy transformation
Social class and inequalities
Climate change mitigation strategies
Teaching and instruction technologies

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A bio-hygrothermal mould growth analysis of typical Australian residential wall systems; The 54th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA)
A little effort goes a long way: looking at improvements to Tasmanian housing stock; School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference 2007
AR-assisted brickwork; Materiality 2020: brick and block in contemporary architecture
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
Decolonising methodologies: emergent learning in island research; Geographical Research
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
Frustration, confusion and excitement: mixed emotional responses to new household solar-battery systems in Australia; Energy Research and Social Science
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
Indigenous island knowledges and the decolonisation of settler research; International Small Islands Studies Association: Global Island Studies Webinar
Is energy efficiency enough? Retrofitting existing homes towards 2050 'The green rating tools'; ASA symposium
Islandness and decolonisation in the Anthropocene: decolonising methodologies; Workshop Archipelagic Imperial Spaces and Mobilities
Islands, the Anthropocene, and decolonisation; Antipode
Making sense of school learning environments as infrastructures of care and spatial typologies; Australian Geographer
Mould growth risks for a Clay Masonry Veneer External Wall System in a temperate climate; Atmosphere
Place, human agency and community resilience - considerations for public health management of smoke from prescribed burning; Local Environment
Retrofit strategies influencing thermal performance in weatherboard-clad dwellings constructed before 2003 in cool temperate climate; ASA 2022 Proceedings
Retrofitting existing housing: what is beyond energy reduction goals?; AIRAH Conference
Retrofitting housing: towards healthy & near net zero low energy existing dwellings in temperate climate; Royal Society of Tasmania
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
Tasmania's Renewable Energy Future - Submission to the Draft Tasmanian Renewable Energy Action Plan to the Tasmanian State Government
TasNetworks Tariff Trial Method Review – Phase One
TasNetworks Tariff Trial Recruitment Strategies Review
The environmental sustainability of Australia's private rental housing stock; AHURI
The precursors of acceptance for a prosumer-led transition to a future smart grid; Technology Analysis and Strategic Management
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)
Identifying enablers and barriers to climate adaptation in regional centres in Indonesia and Australia.; Department of Education ACT (DOESACT)
Project Symphony; Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Project review for the EnergySmart Public Housing Research Project
MAH Better Housing Futures/Strengthening communities approaches and impacts: stage one research
Tariff Trial
Tariff Trial, Phase One

Research Candidate Supervision