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Dimitra Dantsiou

Dimitra Dantsiou

PhD student,

Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge


Biography:

Dimitra is an Architect and PhD student in the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge.  She graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a Diploma in Architectural Engineering and later on received her MPhil in Environmental Design in Architecture from the University of Cambridge.

In her PhD, she studies energy use and thermal comfort practices in buildings focusing her research in the workplace environment. She is particularly interested in behavioural change and its potential as an efficiency measure. Her research employs both qualitative and quantitative methods using insights from Social Practice Theory and consumption studies.

Dimitra has been Editor of Scroope: The Cambridge Architecture Journal - Issue 23 - CRISIS and member of UNI-metrics, an international research platform on sustainable university campuses.

She is supervised by Dr. Minna Sunikka-Blank and Prof. Koen Steemers is her academic advisor.

Keywords

  • behavioural change and its potential as an efficiency measure
  • energy use and thermal comfort practices in buildings, particularly in the workplace