Mary Hancock

Course Chair, MSc in EESB
Senior Lecturer in Environmental Design
Research Associate - OISD:LCB

Teaching interests

Environmental design, thermal performance, daylighting, sustainability in buildings and lifestyle

Research interests and consultancy expertise

Passive design strategies, particularly low cost primary schools

Examples of recent projects

  • Low energy, sustainable village hall for Appleford (Dec 2005, tender stage)
  • Environmental adviser to British Council Northern Areas Education Project in Pakistan

Examples of recent publications and conference papers

2005 September. First Annual Thermal Comfort meeting, Bath. Paper produced with Rev Prof Michael Humphreys, 'The strange behaviour of the ASHRAE scale' A study of thermal comfort in housing in UK

2005 June. Keynote speaker at Abbotabad Conference, Pakistan. 'Passsive strategies to improve performance of low cost buildings'

2004 Plea Conference paper 'Does building simulation improve building performance?'

2003 'Maintenance Manual for Schools', published in Urdu by NAEP


School of Architecture

Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus
Gipsy Lane
Oxford, OX3 0BP