Dr Faye Wade

Dr Faye Wade

Dr Faye Wade is a ClimateXChange Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Her research applies social science to understand the policy makers, public and private sector organisations, and building professionals responsible for creating a more sustainable built environment.

Faye is particularly interested in the role of research for informing policy and industry practices. Her current project is an evaluation of the organisation and delivery of the Energy Efficient Scotland programme. This is the Scottish Government’s flagship scheme for retrofitting buildings across all sectors in Scotland.

Faye’s other research has focussed on transformative digital technologies for changing construction practices, and the role of heating engineers and the heating industry in shaping domestic energy consumption.


Latest Commentaries

Turkey and Syria Earthquake 2023. A devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the Turkish province of Kahramanmaras. Photo: Twintyre (Shutterstock).

In light of the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, David Oswald and Trivess Moore (RMIT University) reflect on the rights that inhabitants have for buildings to be safe, healthy, comfortable and robust. However, serial and various failings in the construction supply side and its oversight by governments mean greater accountability is needed.

Blind Spots in Energy Policy

As a policy practitioner who leads a national organisation representing households and small businesses in shaping the future of Australia’s energy system, Lynne Gallagher (Energy Consumers Australia) responds to the Buildings & Cities special issue, Energy, Emerging Technologies and Gender in Homes.  Insights from lived experience reveal blind spots in the design, provision and use of smart tech that adversely affect energy outcomes.