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The Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies

- the research arm of the Department of Architecture

Studying at Cambridge

Hui Ben

Graduate Student


Hui is a PhD researcher at University of Cambridge. She has graduated from MPhil in Architecture by Research at University of Cambridge, focusing on energy efficiency and occupant behaviour in housing. Hui’s current research continues on from the subject of environmental studies and aims to address the interplay between occupant behaviour and building energy efficiency with a focus on comfort practice. She is also actively engaged in organising research seminars and conferences in Cambridge, serves as the co-president of GreenBRIDGE at University of Cambridge, and editor/treasurer of Cambridge Architectural Journal - Scroope. Hui has received Cambridge Trust Scholarship for her PhD research.

Research Interests

- Energy efficiency and occupant behaviour in housing
- Comfort practices
- Energy retrofit
- Domestic energy use