AAG Conference

David Wallace Address 2022

Professor Veronica Soebarto
Director of Research - School of Architecture and Built Environment
The University of Adelaide, South Australia

Veronica is a nationally and internationally renowned environmental design researcher, having published her work in numerous high impact journal articles and book chapters and supervised more than 20 PhD students to completion at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Adelaide. Veronica’s main research expertise and experience is in the areas of sustainable built environment, energy in buildings, environmental performance assessments of buildings, and human thermal comfort, by applying socio-technological approaches. In the past 6 years, this focus has been to look at the inter-relationship between building and human environment, not only at a building and site scale, but also at an urban scale, particularly in the context of older people.

She led an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery research “Improving the thermal environment in housing for older South Australians” (2018-2021) and is currently leading another ARC Discovery project “Developing resilient housing for low socio-economic older people” (2022-2024). She is also a Chief Investigator in an ARC Linkage project "Determining the social value of extreme, mixed-use urban developments" (2022-2024). With Dr Helen Barrie of The University of South Australia, she explored the use of citizen science to investigate the use of public spaces by older people and general public, in projects funded by Office for Ageing Well and SA Health (2018-2020), and is currently co-supervising a PhD candidate who is developing a citizen-science based approach to co-design green spaces with older people.

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