UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering

Dr Navaz Davoodian

Dr Navaz Davoodian

Honorary Senior Research Associate

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
28th Sep 2009

Research summary

Dr Davoodian’s research in ‘Street Lighting Glare’ project seeks to use some of the latest tools to investigate glare to develop a better understanding of the subject, so that the design of street lighting and vehicle lights can be improved. 

Her other research project ‘Mesopically Enhanced Road Lighting (MERLIN)’ aims to understand the way vision and visual performance are affected by changes in the specteral composition and level of lighting when performing the visual tasks typical of residential roads at night in order to enable lighting design that is better for street users whilst consuming less energy.

Teaching summary

Navaz Davoudian has been a teaching fellow for the MSc Light and Lighting since 2014.

She teaches on the following modules:

BENVGLG3 Lighting research

BENVGBE3 MSc Light and Lighting dissertation

She has also supervised many Master's dissertations.


Sheffield University
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2010
Other higher degree, Master of Architecture | 2001


Navaz Davoodian joined the UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE)Light and Lighting Group in 2009 as a researcher.  She currently work on two EPSRC funded projects; ‘Street Lighting Glare’ and ‘Mesopically Enhanced Road Lighting’.

Prior to joining UCL she completed a PhD in Urban Lighting at the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield. She obtained an MArch in Architecture in 2001.

Dr Davoodian's other research interests include the interaction of people with the built environment, visual/perceptual aspects of urban lighting, lighting master plans and social aspects of urban lighting including aging population.