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Matthew Fox

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Project Researcher

University of Plymouth

Matthew is a lecturer and researcher in sustainable architecture at the University of Plymouth. Joining in 2012 to undertake a PhD, Matthew has developed a wealth of expertise in thermal imaging and transient in-situ thermal analysis.

Some of Matthew’s research projects have included participating in the eViz project, undertaking thermal imaging inspections of over 300 homes in the south west to understand how residents could be motivated to undertake home improvements, monitoring the effects of hospital ward temperatures on patient health and recovery, and more recently Matthew has been working to develop a new, more thermally efficient form of cob (earth) construction through the European Interreg funded CobBauge project.

Alongside his academic work, Matthew also works as a practicing architect and category 2 qualified building thermographer. Specialising in sustainable architecture, a recent project was the completion of a house in the Scottish Boarders, constructed out of Brettstapel massive timber and built to the PassivHaus standards.

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