Dr Aidan Parkinson

Senior Research Associate

Dr Aidan Parkinson Senior Research Associate in Executive Education for Internet-of-Things Background Over my career I have established experience that allows me to provide technical inter-disciplinary perspectives on the built environment. This has involved roles at various stages of project development across the entire building technology stack, including: mechanical engineering; controls (edge) devices; automated network testing and configuration; database design and deployment; human and programmatic interface research, design and build; systems modelling and exploration; explorative statistics; executive function research and practice. I was awarded a Bachelor of Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Architectural Engineering in 2008. Following this, I went on to obtain a Master of Science in Environmental Design and Engineering from the Bartlett School of Postgraduate Studies, UCL. In 2009 I was awarded an Industrial CASE EPSRC Studentship to explore PhD research in Appropriate Responses by Landlords to the Energy Management of Mixed-Use Large-Scale Developments with Grosvenor Estate as my industrial partner. This resulted in me contributing towards the Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment research programme in the first couple of years of my studies at the University of Cambridge Centre for Sustainable Development, before being awarded my PhD degree in 2016. I am an Member of Wolfson College. Professionally, I have worked as a mechanical design engineer for Hoare Lea and Partners, Atkins and Arup, with notable experience in load calculation and comfort analysis for tall buildings. I have a speciality in post-occupancy evaluation through occupant satisfaction evaluation, deployment of probes and sensors, site inspection and reviews of record information. I have experience teaching occupant satisfaction evaluation in classroom and re-developing the learning content as an online distance course. I have held a devops role for a cloud stack providing occupant satisfaction evaluation services to a network of business clients. More recently, my professional roles had focussed on quality assurance of pioneering examples of systems integration and cloud enablement of typically siloed systems within large office buildings for a well-known firm specialising in web search. Whilst at Arup I have also been involved in managing the building performance and systems discipline skills investment and knowledge transfer activities, which has led me to be involved in a broad range of thought leadership, product prototyping and community development projects. I am a Chartered Engineer and a Member of CIBSE. Research Interests I have a keen interest in user experience of the built environment, particularly the needs of marginalised groups. I have particularly enjoyed applying cloud services to development challenges to enhance interfaces and support expert insight. I am passionate about supporting continuous learning experiences that enable rewarding use of technology. Peer Reviewed Journal Articles 2017 Parkinson A.T., Reid R., Mckerrow H., Wright D. (2017) Evaluating Positivist Theories Of Occupant Satisfaction: A Statistical Analysis. Building Research and Information, 46(4), 430-443. 2016 Parkinson A.T., Hill S. D., Wheal R. (2016) An Income-based Approach To The Value Premise Of Property Energy Performance. Energy, 106, 162-169 2014 Parkinson A.T., Guthrie P.M. (2014) Evaluating The Energy Performance Of Buildings Within A Value At Risk Framework With Demonstration On Uk Offices. Applied Energy, 133, 40-55. 2013 Parkinson A.T., De Jong R., Cooke A.J., Guthrie P.M. (2013) Energy Performance Certification As A Signal Of Workplace Quality. Energy Policy, 62, 1493-1505. 2012 Parkinson A.T., Friedman K., Hacking T., Cooke A.J., Guthrie P.M. (2012) Exploring Scenarios For The Future Of Energy Management In Uk Property. Building Research And Information, 40(3), 373-388. Peer Reviewed Conference Papers 2018 Parkinson A.T. (2018) Exploring Applications Of Ethics To Practice In Sustainable Development Of The Built Environment, 2018 RIBA President’s Award For Research. 2013 Parkinson A.T., Guthrie P.M. (2013) The Value Of Energy Performance To Commercial Real Estate, Evaluating The Risks Posed By Future Uncertainty. Proceedings Of Future Build. Bath, United Kingdom. 2012 Parkinson A.T., De Jong R., Cooke A.J. (2012) A Method For Determining The Relationship Between Energy Performance Certification And Workplace Satisfaction. Proceedings Of The Seventh International Conference On Improving Energy Efficiency In Commercial Buildings, 2012. Frankfurt, Germany. 2011 Parkinson A.T., Cooke A.J. (2011) Market Responses To The Energy Performance And Sustainability Of Commercial Property. Proceedings Of The Third International Conference On Sustainability In Energy And Buildings, 2011. Marseille, France. Professional Qualifications 2017 CEng, Engineering Council 2017 Member, Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers 2016 Health Safety and the Environment, Construction Industry Training Board Other Appointments Senior Engineer Arup, London (On Sabbatical Leave) Global Skills Manager Arup, Building Performance and Systems (On Sabbatical Leave) Executive Director REALFEED LTD. Referee Energy; Energy Economics; Applied Energy; Energy Policy; and Journal of Environmental Management

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