Dr. Tara Hipwood
I am a Senior Lecturer in Sustainable and Environmental Design in the Department of Architecture at Northumbria University

My research interests focus on the intersections between occupant wellbeing and low carbon design in residential environments. My Ph.D. studies, completed in the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University, explored a nexus-of-practice perspective towards owner-occupiers' home improvements and the implications this has for encouraging low carbon retrofit.

Prior to commencing my Ph.D studies, I worked in practice as a Chartered Architect across the healthcare and social housing sectors, and then as a Research Associate in the Low Carbon Building Group at Oxford Institute of Sustainable Design (OISD).