Human Factors Research Group
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Research in the area of Environmental Science and Psychophysics aims at the quantitative and qualitative study of the relationships between people and their perception of, and response to, the environments they inhabit. Research activities look at human physical and physio-psychological response to - and cognition of - visual, aural, thermal and olfactory stimuli, moving away from a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach and looking more closely at individual differences (within- and between-subjects) and how they shape responses to both the built and natural environment.
Environmental Science

Environmental Science and Psychophysics

 
 

Current projects include study of occupant satisfaction within environmentally-certified buildings, factors that affect human visual, non-visual (metabolic) and perceptive (cognitive) response to (day)lighting/glare in buildings, the impact of the sonic environment within healthcare settings and teaching and learning spaces, impacts of ventilation strategies and air quality on health and behaviour (e.g., e-cigarettes), etc. Closely related to the above theme, the group has also attracted significant research funding in the area of pedagogical research as it applies to environmental design and sustainability in higher education and professional practice.

Over the past 5 years the group has attracted approximately £1.8m in research funding in the area of Environmental Science and Psychophysics.

Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality
Indoor and Outdoor Environmental Quality
 
Smart Materials
Smart Materials
 
 
Building integrated Solar Energy Systems
Building Integrated Solar Energy Systems
 
Urban and Building Simulation

Building and Urban Simulation

 
 
Sustainability in Architectural Education

Sustainability in Architectural Education

 
Healthy Urban Living

Health and Well-being within the Built Environment

 
 
 

 

Human Factors Research Group

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham
NG7 2RD, UK


Telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 4040
Email: human.factors@nottingham.ac.uk