Prof Michael Davies
Professor of Building Physics and the Environment
Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
Faculty of the Built Environment
- Joined UCL
- 1st Jan 2004
I am currently, for example, 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 Wellcome Trust 'CUSSH' project. In all, I have been PI or Co-I on ~50 research projects.
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.
- University of Westminster
- Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1994
- University of York
- Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Postgraduate Certificate in Education | 1990
- University of Manchester
- First Degree, Bachelor of Science | 1986
I am Professor of Building Physics and Environment at 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 with Paul Wilkinson, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Through such transdisciplinary research, a highly productive, multi-skilled team has been developed 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.