Dr Cecily Maller is collaborating with researchers nationally and internationally to undertake comparative research to understand how we can achieve more sustainable forms and aspirations for housing.
Public health; human and environmental sciences.
Dr Cecily Maller has a background in public health and human and environmental sciences. She leads the development of expertise in healthy urban environments and human-environment interactions within RMIT’s Beyond Behaviour Change Research Group (BBC).
Dr Maller’s work on household sustainability draws on post-humanist or non-representational theories to understand household energy and water consumption in cities. She also researches on the relationship between housing aspirations and the urban form, in particular how housing preferences and changing expectations of comfort are escalating despite decades of work encouraging behaviour change and reduced consumption in combination with increasingly efficient technologies. Dr Maller is collaborating with housing and sustainability researchers in the Australia, the UK and Europe to carry out comparative research to understand how more sustainable forms and aspirations for housing could be achieved.
Dr Maller was awarded a VC Senior Research Fellowship in 2015 and is based in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.