Prof Fionn Stevenson
Professor Fionn Stevenson holds a Chair in Sustainable Design at the University of Sheffield School of Architecture, with the role of developing cross-faculty interdisciplinary research and teaching. She has previously held academic positions in five other UK Universities and was in practice for eight years as a qualified architect prior to this. Her research and consultancy work focuses on developing innovative methods of building performance evaluation in relation to occupancy feedback in order to improve building design and develop new policy and practice in the built environment. She has held a visiting professorship at the University of British Columbia in Canada, and has worked on POE projects in the UK, Mexico and Brazil. She is particularly interested in the control interfaces between housing and people from a holistic perspective that includes resource use in its widest dimension. She is co-director the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Centre for Excellence in Sustainable Building Design (Sheffield) and a member of the ‘Design, Engagement and Practice’ research group. As a principal and co-applicant, she has obtained and managed £1.53 million in research funding to date, derived primarily from government agencies and the EU. She has 119 publications including her seminal book: Stevenson, F. (2019) Housing Fit For Purpose: performance, feedback and learning. RIBA Publishing, London pp.1-225.