Dr Grainne McGill

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow

Architecture

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Personal statement

I am a Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellow (Lecturer) in the Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde. I hold a BSc (hons) in Architecture and MSc in Sustainable Design. I completed my PhD at Queen’s University Belfast in April 2016, undertaking research that investigated the impact of energy efficient design strategies on indoor air quality in homes. Between 2014 and 2020, I worked as a Researcher at the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU) at the Glasgow School of Art, where I taught environmental design and analysis in architecture and co-founded an MSc in Environmental Design. I am Committee Member and Membership Secretary of the UK Indoor Environments Group (UKIEG) and coordinator of the AHRC-funded Health Effects of Modern Airtight Construction (HEMAC) network. I am co-founder of the UK Air Quality Network (UKAQN) and an active member of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality (ISIAQ). I am a member of the Editorial Board for the journal Architectural Science Review and regular reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals. I have acted as co-editor for special issues of Architectural Science Review and the Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. I have also acted on various Scientific Review Committees and Organising Committees, chairing sessions at major national and international conferences. My research interests include low carbon design and evaluation post occupancy, indoor air quality and ventilation in housing, overheating and the impact of the built environment on health. I am particularly interested in multidisciplinary approaches to investigate the influence of architectural design on occupant health and wellbeing. I am open to supporting PhD students that are interested in the indoor built environment and health, particularly indoor air quality and ventilation performance in buildings.

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Publications

Ventilation assessment in GP surgeries during COVID-19 era : a monitoring approach
Mohamed Sara, Sharpe Tim, Escombe Rod, McGill Grainne
International Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality & Climate
(2024)
Environmental data monitoring and infection risks in UK care-homes in the context of COVID-19
Khaliq Kishwer Abdul, Mohamad Sara, Edwards Alexander J, Noakes Catherine, Kemp Andrew H, Thompson Carl, McGill Gráinne, Sharpe Tim
Building and Environment Vol 250 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2024.111174
Indoor air quality and thermal environment assessment of Scottish homes with different building fabrics
Moreno-Rangel Alejandro, Sharpe Tim, McGill Grainne, Musau Filbert
Buildings Vol 13 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings13061518
Research to identify if changes to guidance in standard 3.14 ventilation in 2015 have been effective in improving ventilation and indoor air quality
Toledo Linda, Sharpe Tim, McGill Grainne, Howieson Stirling, McElroy Lori Barbara, Tuohy Paul Gerard, McQuillan Jonathan
(2023)
Performance of decentralised mechanical extract ventilation in airtight homes
McGill Grainne, Sharpe Tim, Lantschner Barbara, McQuillan Jonathan, Morgan Chris, Tuohy Paul Gerard
IAQVEC 2023 (2023)
Thermal comfort assessment of the first residential Passivhaus in Latin America
Moreno-Rangel Alejandro, Sharpe Tim, McGill Gráinne, Musau Filbert
Journal of Building Engineering Vol 43 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2021.103081

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Professional Activities

Health Protection Research Unit: Environmental Exposures and Health (External organisation)
Advisor
23/8/2023
CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium 2023
Member of programme committee
2023
IBPSA Building Simulation 2023 Conference
Member of programme committee
2023
Indoor Environmental Quality: Policy and Practice
Speaker
15/12/2022
Radical Architecture Practice for Sustainability (RAPS)
Member of programme committee
11/11/2022
Understanding the role of ventilation
Contributor
10/8/2022

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Projects

EPSRC IAA: PE/ citizen science additional allocation
McGill, Grainne (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2025
Research to identify if changes to guidance in standard 3.14 ventilation in 2015 have been effective in improving ventilation and indoor air quality
Howieson, Stirling (Co-investigator) Sharpe, Tim (Principal Investigator) McGill, Grainne (Co-investigator) Toledo, Linda (Co-investigator) Tuohy, Paul Gerard (Principal Investigator)
The 2015 regulations required all new dwellings to have CO2 monitors installed to alert the occupants to poor indoor air quality that would encourage them to open windows and provide purge ventilation.
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2023
Measure, inform, nudge: an integrated, human-centric air quality measurement and visualisation system
Sharpe, Tim (Principal Investigator) McGill, Grainne (Co-investigator) Toledo, Linda (Researcher)
SBRI Phase 2 Project - follow on from RKES 201683
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
Monitor and visualise domestic pollution to safeguard health (Phase 2)
McGill, Grainne (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2022
Environmental monitoring: National Core Transmission Study (Phase 1-3)
Sharpe, Tim (Principal Investigator) McGill, Grainne (Co-investigator) Tuohy, Paul Gerard (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2023
Research to identify if changes to guidance in Standard 3.14 Ventilation in 2015 have been effective in improving ventilation and indoor air quality
Sharpe, Tim (Principal Investigator) Howieson, Stirling (Co-investigator) McElroy, Lori (Co-investigator) McGill, Grainne (Co-investigator) Tuohy, Paul Gerard (Co-investigator) Toledo, Linda (Researcher)
Scottish Governement Tender response (consultancyu services)
18-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2024

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Dr Grainne McGill
Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow
Architecture

Email: grainne.mcgill@strath.ac.uk
Tel: Unlisted