Entry for:2018 Queensland Women in STEM Prize
1. Please provide a short summary of your research, project or technology.
The ‘buzz’ we get from listening to music is no accident. A great performance is a result of skilled and dedicated craftspeople, using high quality and well maintained tools, working collaboratively off the same score, to achieve a common goal. The most successful music groups are complex networked systems that embrace continual improvement, a refined understanding of their audience needs, and a positive approach to innovation and change.
Similarly, a house is a system involving many components, technologies and people that collectively affect its livability, affordability and societal impact, immediately and over time. My research applies a variety of scientific approaches to housing to inform the development of products, processes and subsystems that can enhance the performance of our dwellings to benefit occupants and society. In particular my research focuses on subsystems, and their interactions, that impact on the indoor environment, occupant health, energy consumption and the electricity network.
2. Additional Details
You can check out my online articles at https://theconversation.com/profiles/wendy-miller-3028/articles and YouTube videos at
I am a building scientist working on improving the comfort, health, livability and energy efficiency of housing in the subtropics and tropics. My research takes a holistic systems approach and inco...