Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering
Lorna is an architect with a background in integrated environmental design. She has attained a Bachelor of Architecture degree (Hons) from the University of Nairobi,Kenya, an MPhil in Environmental Design from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a PhD in Architecture from the University of Nottingham.
Lorna has expertise in the areas of: thermal performance of buildings and its implications on thermal comfort and energy use, community energy, community resilience and energy policy.
Currently, Lorna is involved in a H2020 project - Project SENSIBLE (http://www.h2020-project-sensible.eu). The overall aim of the project is to develop, demonstrate and evaluate a storage-enabled… read more
Currently, Lorna is involved in a H2020 project - Project SENSIBLE (http://www.h2020-project-sensible.eu). The overall aim of the project is to develop, demonstrate and evaluate a storage-enabled sustainable energy supply for buildings and communities. In this research Lorna is focused on the review of the socio-economic impact of storage business models and the overall dissemination of the project outcomes.
Lorna has a background in integrated environmental design and with a focus on the thermal performance of buildings and its implications on thermal comfort and energy use.
More recently she was involved in developing practical new solutions for more sustainable and resilient urban areas as part of a large EU project entitled TURaS (Transitioning towards Urban Resilience and Sustainability). This work included, but was not limited to: exploring the growth of community resilience through energy security, ownership and management, exploring the build-up of community capital through localised food production and distribution, and exploring the relationship of resilience with social identity and networks.
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