Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Nigel is a Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow. His research aims to create healthier indoor environments. Nigel is currently investigating the types and concentrations of air pollutants within locations such as green buildings, high-rise apartments, and prefabricated structures. He is also evaluating strategies and technologies to improve indoor air quality. Nigel completed his PhD in Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne in 2019. His research identified primary indoor air pollutants and understudied locations, such as educational environments.
As a Team Member of Indoor Air Quality Project in the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes (CAUL) Hub (2015-2021), Nigel contributed to CAUL’s Climate Adaptation Synthesis Report. This reported that there is growing concern and recognition of the effects of climate change on indoor air quality. Recognising the risks of increased exposure to smoke from bushfires (an important climate-related hazard), Nigel recently co-authored a paper on improving indoor air quality in homes during bushfire smoke events.
Prior to his PhD studies, Nigel was employed as a scientist at CSIRO. He contributed to experimental programs in electrochemistry and corrosion and led projects on water recycling and water purification. While at CSIRO, he contributed to over 67 technical reports and delivered high quality scientific solutions for industry and the Australian community. Nigel has published journal articles on topics that include indoor air quality, volatile organic compounds emissions, electrochemistry, desalination, water recycling, and pollutant exposures and effects.