I'm helping to solve real-world problems in our built environment by providing new insights into how our buildings really perform, why that is and how best to improve them.

My research interests centre around data-driven decision support to plan, deliver and evaluate buildings. I am particularly interested in applying powerful building energy models, including simulation, and quantifying uncertainty so that we can confidently meet performance targets.

What have I done previously in my career?

In 2019 I graduated from the University of Exeter in Mathematics, followed by the High Performance Buildings Masters programme at the University of Plymouth in 2020. I held a Research Assistant role on the prestigious Innovate UK SMART Grant project Hospital Operations for Sustainable Productivity (HOSP) at the University of Plymouth. I then worked in industry in a mathematical modeller role, supporting the decarbonisation of surgical services and productivity of operating theatres. Many lessons learnt from non-domestic buildings pave the way forward for making decisions about domestic buildings.

I then held an academic research role at the Welsh School of Architecture in the Centre for a Low Carbon Built Environment. LCBE research provided a new perspective on retrofit by taking a whole building energy systems based approach, combining appropriate energy demand reduction, renewable energy supply and energy storage technologies. My role was focussed on analysing data, disseminating outcomes and sharing tools for retrofit.

I have also completed occasional lecturing in the built environment at both the University of Plymouth and Cardiff University. I am currently applying for Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy to support my teaching activity.
What am I doing now?

I’m currently working as a Business Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth. This role is part of the Good Growth Entrepreneurial Futures Project, funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund through the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly (IoS) Good Growth Fund. My role focusses on building upon existing built environment knowledge and working with different stakeholders to develop  new partnerships.

Together with this role, I am also a research student enrolled on a PhD in Architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture. Over the next three years I will build a new Decision Support System to help social landlords plan appropriate energy retrofit pathways for their homes.

As I believe that the benefits of built environment research can only be unlocked when they are shared widely,  I'm also developing a number of journal articles to add to my existing published work.
For more information about my work, download my CV here.

I am always interested in hearing about new  opportunities, so feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn or drop me an email.

Latest publications

Investigation of architects’ needs for upskilling to enable efficient and effective whole house systems-based retrofit in the UK

S Hou, J Patterson, E Tallent, J Morewood, E Perisoglou, M Ionas

AAE Conference 2023: Productive-Disruptive: Spaces of exploration in-between architectural pedagogy and practice, 2023

Whole House Energy System Retrofit of Six Off-Gas Bungalows in South Wales

M Ionas, J Morewood, J Patterson, E Perisoglou, E Tallent, X Li, E Coma Bassas, S Hou

CABE Research Forum 2022, CABE Research Forum, 2022

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Jack Morewood

Early career researcher in the built environment

University of Plymouth

Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University

United Kingdom


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