Nicola Willand

Date: Tuesday 4 October 2022

Time: 2 – 3pm AEST

Forum: BSGIP online seminar

Speaker: Nicola Willand, Senior Lecturer, School of Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT University

Location: Zoom

Contact: Sarah Wilson, Communications Manager, BSGIP, mob 0478 563 281. 

Nicola will present an overview of her work on residential energy efficiency, health and equity in Australia. Her talk will draw on her PhD, which evaluated a residential energy efficiency improvement trial, and her more current work on energy justice and holistic approaches to tackle energy vulnerability through cross-disciplinary collaborations. The presentation will showcase diverse methods and covers work published in high ranking, interdisciplinary journals, such as Social Science & Medicine, Energy Research & Social Science, Applied Energy, Energy and Buildings, Housing Studies and Local Environment.

Format:

  • 5 min welcome and introduction
  • 30 min presentation 
  • 15 min facilitated Q&A by Kat Lucas-Healey, Research Fellow, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program 

About the speaker

Nicola is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Property, Construction and Project management, RMIT University, Melbourne, with an interest in the links between housing, energy, equity and health. Nicola’s interdisciplinary research focuses on how housing outcomes are shaped by the intersection of dwelling quality, householder practices and structural, geographical and social contexts. Her multi-method research experience enables her to work at the nexus of the built environment, technological innovations in the energy transition and social research.