Kate Simpson

Kate Simpson

Research Associate

Kate Simpson

Research Associate
Imperial College London and The Alan Turing Institute
kate.simpson@imperial.ac.uk

Biography

Currently researching the use of data in retrofit decision making, as a visiting researcher to The Alan Turing Institute on the Design for Retrofit project under the data-centric engineering programme, funded by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

Previously, at the Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds, I explored sustainable construction: training, skills and offsite housing on three impact accelerator projects, funded by ESRC and EPSRC.

Present work stems from my LoLo PhD research titled ‘energy efficiency refurbishment to UK owner-occupied homes: The householders’ perspective'(Project W2LP14), which combined qualitative data on experiences and perception with quantitative modelled and measured data on energy performance and indoor environment quality.

During my PhD I undertook an internship with the Centre for Sustainable Energy, working on consultancy research projects focused on domestic energy use including smart metering and smart city development.

My MRes dissertation was focused on the indoor air quality (IAQ) of a Victorian School with a post-1968 extension (W2LP6); included collection and analysis of CO2 and temperature data from the school.

Alongside other LoLo researchers, I have carried out a number of public engagement activities which aim to communicate our research in an accessible way. I have also volunteered on domestic energy retrofit projects to better understand the technical details.

PhD Thesis

Energy efficiency refurbishment of UK owner-occupied homes: the householders’ perspective

Masters’ paper:

Simpson, K. (2011)”The indoor air quality of a Victorian school with a post-1968 extension”, Arup Conference: People and Buildings Conference for Masters Students, 23 September 2011. London

 

Projects

W2LP6 – The indoor air quality of a Victorian school with a post-1968 extension

W2LP6 – The indoor air quality of a Victorian school with a post-1968 extension

W2LP14 – Energy efficiency refurbishment in UK owner-occupied dwellings: The occupant’s perspective

Students