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Dr Mahsan Sadeghi

Dr. Mahsan Sadeghi is a postdoctoral research fellow who was awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Fellowship from the Centre of Air pollution, energy, and health Research (CAR). She is currently working on an inter-disciplinary project crossing from built environment into population health. Her postdoctoral research investigates the impact of adaptation technologies on energy translation, urban air pollution and population health in Australia. Mahsan obtained her PhD degree from The University of Sydney's School of Architecture, Design, and Planning in 2018 for a thesis looking at improving occupant thermal comfort through enhanced ventilation systems in Australian residential context.

My Expertise

  • Healthy Built Environment
  • Passive Cooling and Adaptation Strategies
  • Ventilation Performance in Construction
  • Thermal Comfort: Outdoor & Indoors
  • Energy Efficient and Sustainable Buildings

 

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Biography

Dr Mahsan Sadeghi is an NHMRC Research Fellow based at City Future Research Centre at UNSW Built Environment. She is currently working on an inter-disciplinary project focusing on application of adaptation technologies, air pollution and health.  Prior to join City Futures’ team, Dr Sadeghi did her postdoc studies at the University of Sydney's School of Architecture, Design, and Planning, where she received her PHD degree. Following...view more

Dr Mahsan Sadeghi is an NHMRC Research Fellow based at City Future Research Centre at UNSW Built Environment. She is currently working on an inter-disciplinary project focusing on application of adaptation technologies, air pollution and health.  Prior to join City Futures’ team, Dr Sadeghi did her postdoc studies at the University of Sydney's School of Architecture, Design, and Planning, where she received her PHD degree. Following publication of an analytical methodology (Sadeghi et al., 2018), which was developed on her PhD, Mahsan was awarded a contract by Government of Western Australia to lead a policy consultancy team to develop a new “Government Housing Air-Conditioning Policy” for Western Australia Government (WA Department of Communities) to translate her research into policy.

Registered as a professional architect Mahsan has directed several architectural design projects. Mahsan also holds a Construction Project Manager license from VETASSESS Australia. Dr. Sadeghi previously worked with a Belgian company as Area Architect Advisor and acting head of Oceania team, responsible for ventilation projects across Australia and New Zealand giving her a wide network in the ventilation and construction industry.   


My Grants

2020 - Funded by Category 1 National Competitive grant. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) awarded by Centre for Air pollution, energy, and health Research (CAR). “Health Impacts and Benefits of Greening Technologies on Urban Heat in Metropolitan Sydney”. Sadeghi, M. (2020). Role: CI

2019 - Funded by State Gov. NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment (DPIE), in conjunction with NSW Health. Adaptation Research Hub – Climate change, human health and social impacts node.Impact of Urban Greening Technologies on Urban Heat, Climate Adaptation and Health”. Sadeghi, M., Jalaludin, B., Morgan, G., de Dear, R. (2019). Role: Chief Investigator-A (CIA).

2019 - Funded by Category 1 National Competitive grant. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) awarded by Centre for Air pollution, energy, and health Research (CAR). National Postdoctoral Training Grant. “Impacts of Adaptation Technologies on Urban Heat and Health”. Sadeghi, M. (2019). Role: CI.

2019 - Funded by Industry, Orosi Construction PTY LTD _ developer company. “Optimized zero Energy Residences in Sydney”. Sadeghi, M., Santamouris, M. (2019). Role: Chief Investigator-A (CI-A).

2019 - Funded by State Gov. Department of Communities, Gov. of Western Australia. Development of new “Government Housing Air Conditioning Policy”. Sadeghi, M., de Dear, R. (2019). Role: CIA.


My Qualifications

  • PhD (Architectural Science)
  • M.Arch
  • B.Arch

My Awards

 

  • NHMRC Postdoctoral National Training Award, Center for Air pollution, Energy, and Health Resaerch (CAR), 2019;

  • University of Sydney Postgraduate Research Scholarship (SPRS) Award, The University of Sydney, 2017;

  • Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS) Award, School of Architecture Design, and Planning, The University of Sydney, 2016;

  • PRSS Award, School of Architecture Design, and Planning, The University of Sydney, 2015;

  • PRSS Award, School of Architecture Design, and Planning, The University of Sydney, 2014.

 


My Research Activities

Having been awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) fellowship, my research area is on healthy built environment, well-being cities, and resilient construction. My current research aims to develop adaptation strategies to mitigate urban heat. My study analyses the impact of the proliferation of green technology on energy conservation, reduction of urban air pollution and associated health benefits in urban metropolitan Sydney. 


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Dr. Sadeghi interests for supervision of PhD and master students are in the fields of sustainable architectural, energy efficient buildings, ventilation in construction, air movement and thermal comfort, air pollution and population health.


My Engagement

Research Engagement and Impact:

2019- Awarded a contract by Government of Western Australia, Department of Communities, Mahsan led a commission research project to develop new “WA Government Housing Air-conditioning Policy” based on methods developed on her PhD thesis.  Sadeghi, M., de Dear, R. (2019). Government of Western Australia, Department of Communities.

2020- Dr Sadeghi was invited to develop an inquiry for Parliament of NSW and attended a public hearing for a discussion on “Electric buses in regional and metropolitan public transport network in NSW”, on behalf of Center for Air pollution, energy and health Research (CAR).

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Location

Room 2023, Red Centre Building, University Mall, Kensington NSW 2033

Contact

+61-2-9385 1441

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