Dr Abigail Hathway
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD
Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 5702
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 5700
The most powerful way to fight climate change is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to engineer buildings holistically and, to contribute to decisions that will have implications on the sustainability of buildings.
Dr Abigail Hathway
Abigail completed her PhD at the University of Leeds, researching CFD modelling of bioaerosols released in hospital environments due to nursing activities.
Her research aims to ensure that in the drive for energy efficient buildings we maintain healthy indoor environments for the occupants. Her focus is on building physics, with a particular interest in how the activity of people within a building and its interior spaces impact upon air flow. This focus on fluid flow in the built environment, incorporates building simulation with experimental and field work.
The role of human activity on indoor air continues to be an active research interest, and has developed to consider a variety of built environments, often through interdisciplinary collaboration. Her main interest is in the interactions of people with their building and the resulting impacts on air flow across the building envelope and between interior spaces. This includes researching the role of automated building systems to improve the comfort and quality of internal environments at low energy cost.
- Papakonstantis IG, Hathway EA & Brevis W (2018) An experimental study of the flow induced by the motion of a hinged door separating two rooms. Building and Environment, 131, 220-230. View this article in WRRO
- Maidment CD, Jones CR, Webb TL, Hathway EA & Gilbertson JM (2013) The impact of household energy efficiency measures on health: A meta-analysis. Energy Policy.
- Carslaw N, Hathway A, Fletcher L, Hamilton J, Ingham T & Noakes C (2013) Chemical versus biological contamination indoors: Trade-offs versus win-win opportunities for improving indoor air quality. Indoor Air, 23(3), 173-174.
- Hathway EA, Noakes CJ, Fletcher LA, Sleigh PA, Clifton I & Elliott MW (2013) The role of nursing activities on the bioaerosol production in hospital wards. Indoor and Built Environment, 22(2), 410-421.
- Gill L, Hathway EA, Lange E, Morgan E & Romano D (2013) Coupling real-time 3D landscape models with microclimate simulations. International Journal of E-Planning Research, 2(1), 1-19.
- Hathway EA & Sharples S (2012) The interaction of rivers and urban form in mitigating the Urban Heat Island effect: A UK case study. Building and Environment, 58, 14-22.
- Hathway EA, Noakes CJ, Sleigh PA & Fletcher LA (2011) CFD simulation of airborne pathogen transport due to human activities. Building and Environment, 46(12), 2500-2511.
- Beggs CB, Kerr KG, Noakes CJ, Hathway EA & Sleigh PA (2008) The ventilation of multiple-bed hospital wards: Review and analysis. American Journal of Infection Control, 36, 250-259.