Gráinne McGill joined the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU) as a Researcher in 2014. She has a degree in Architecture and Masters in Sustainable Design, both from Queen’s University Belfast. She is currently writing up her PhD, which is investigating the effect of energy efficient design strategies on indoor air quality, focusing particularly on new-build airtight social housing.
Gráinne’s research interests include indoor air quality, ventilation, thermal comfort, buildings and health, and low energy building design. She is particularly interested in indoor air quality in homes and has previous experience in the measurement and analysis of airborne fungi, bacteria, formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds, particulate matter, carbon dioxide and ventilation rates indoors. Her work has been published in a number of peer reviewed journals and findings presented at various international conferences in the field.