My research project
New Approaches to Utilize Responsive Environments (NATURE)
My PhD aims to examine the stressors, impacts, and countermeasures of living in extreme environments through an environmental psychological lens. In isolated and confined habitats such as space stations and arctic bases, the interaction between individual and environment is key to psychological well-being, with NASA listing “Incompatible Vehicle/Habitat Design” as a key issue for long-duration missions. My first study explores these topics through the experiences of two space architects, who lived in Arctic Greenland in 2020, spending two months in a prototype lunar habitat featuring natural countermeasures such as circadian lighting. The mission was later awarded the Index Award in 2021. In turn, this PhD is developed to address the rapidly growing human spaceflight industry, as well as provide insights that can help Earth, be it those in extreme environments and/or places affected by climate change.
University roles and responsibilities
- Graduate Teaching Assistant
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