The University of Sydney
Thomas Parkinson is a Lecturer at The University of Sydney, and Deputy Director of the IEQ Lab in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning. Thomas’ research efforts are directed towards high-performance buildings that enhance occupant comfort and wellbeing. He received his PhD in Architectural Science from the University of Sydney, focusing on thermal perception in dynamic environments. Following this, he worked as a Lecturer in Architectural Science and led the technical development of the SAMBA IEQ Monitoring System. He was most recently a Professional Researcher at the Center of the Built Environment at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the Vice Chair of ASHRAE TC2.1 and actively involved in the development and review of ASHRAE Standard 55 – Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy. His interests include human thermal comfort and physiology, indoor environmental quality, application of sensor technologies to built environments, and psychophysics.