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Prof Michael Davies
G08
Central House
14 Upper Woburn Place
London
WC1H 0NN
Tel: +44 20 3108 9008
Appointment
  • Professor of Building Physics and the Environment
  • Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Biography

I am Professor of Building Physics and Environment at UCL and Director of the UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE) within The Bartlett, UCL’s global faculty of the built environment. 

For over a decade I have led an extensive programme of research, founded on intimate collaboration with researchers from health and other disciplines, which has sought to understand the complex relationship between the built environment and human well-being. Much of this has been developed through close partnership (over 10 collaborative projects) with Paul Wilkinson, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
 
Through such transdisciplinary research, I have developed a highly productive, multi-skilled team which has sought innovation and stakeholder participation in responding to the world’s urban health challenges. We have pioneered methods developments, specifically in the modelling of health impacts and in the application of system dynamics approaches to the co-generation of research in this field. We have helped articulate the multiple underpinning connections and opportunities for healthy sustainable development.

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Research Summary

I am currently PI of the EPSRC Platform Grant which funds the Complex Built Environment Systems group at UCL – a form of strategic grant awarded only to ”world leading” centres – and also of the EPSRC Total Performance of Low Carbon Buildings in China and the UK project. In all, I have been PI or Co-I on 50 research projects.

Teaching Summary

I currently lead the 'Energy Context' module which forms part of the Environmental Design and Engineering MSc course.  I also act as supervisor to a body of EngD and PhD students.

Appointments
2007 Professor   UCL, United Kingdom
2004 – 2007 Senior Lecturer   UCL, United Kingdom
2000 – 2004 Staff Tutor   Open University, United Kingdom
1998 – 2000 Lecturer   Brunel University, United Kingdom
1994 – 1998 Lecturer   University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1994 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Computational Physics University of Westminster
1990 PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education – Teaching University of York
1986 BSc Bachelor of Science – Physics University of Manchester
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