Carolyn S Hayles

Dr Carolyn S Hayles PgCERT, PgCHET, BSc, PhD, ICIOB, FHEA, FRSA

Senior Lecturer

Swansea

E-mail: carolyn.hayles@uwtsd.ac.uk

carolyn hayles

As academic lead for the Institute of Sustainable Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness (INSPIRE), Carolyn has a responsibility to support sustainability teaching across the university as well as to develop INSPIRE’s research profile.

Carolyn graduated with a First Class BSc(Hons) degree in Geography and Geology in 1992. After completing a PhD in Applied Geology (the weathering and conservation of historic building stone) at the University of Glasgow (1992-1995), she worked as a Materials Scientist and Senior Consultant at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) for eight years (1995-2003).

Since 2004, Carolyn has been an academic. Her posts have included: a Senior Lectureship in Sustainable Construction and Green Building in the School of Property, Construction and Project Management at RMIT University, Melbourne (2004-2006); a Lectureship in Sustainable Design in the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast (2007-2011) and a Lectureship in Sustainable Construction in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath (2013 – 2015).  Carolyn joined UWTSD as a Senior Lecturer at academic lead for INSPIRE in January 2015.

  • ICIOB
  • FHEA
  • FRSA

Carolyn is currently co-supervising four PhD students in collaboration with the University of Bath, University of Malta and University of Cyprus.

Carolyn’s other research is in sustainable decision making in design and construction and, in particular, the use of decision support tools to support climate change adaptation. This has included a contribution to work for the World Bank and the UN on the economic modelling of climate change in terms of adaptation and research for the British Academy on decision-making in post disaster housing reconstruction.

She has a particular interest in enabling strategies to adapt to low/zero carbon built environments; this includes researching perceptions and awareness of sustainable living.  She developed the ABIA framework
(Awareness, Behaviour, Intervention, Action) to support environmental behaviour change.

Carolyn’s other current research is on the conservation, restoration and the reuse of existing buildings, with a particular interest in low carbon retrofit and the use of traditional (natural) building materials in modern construction. 

Carolyn also undertakes research on Education for Sustainable Development with a specific interest in Built Environment Education.

Carolyn has 20 years of experience working in the field of sustainable design and construction. As a researcher, consultant and educator she has worked in the UK, USA, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Carolyn’s research and supervision focuses on sustainable design and construction; in particular, sustainable decision making and climate change adaptation.

Carolyn has undertaken consultancy work both in the UK and overseas, in a number of areas relating to her research interests, whilst as an academic and during her time as a senior consultant at BRE. This has included acting as an expert witness.

Book chapters/White Papers:

  1. Holdsworth, S., Bekessey, S., Mnguni, P., Hayles, C.  and I. Thomas (2006) “Beyond Leather Patches (BELP): Sustainability Education at RMIT University”, in Leal Filho, W., and D. Carpenter (Eds) Sustainability in the Australasian University Context. Peter Lang Scientific Publishers, Frankfurt Series "Environmental Education, Communication and Sustainability" vol 22 -ISBN 3-631-55272-6 / US ISBN 0-8204-9910-2, Ch7, pp 107-128  
  2. Holdsworth, S., Bekessey, S., Hayles, C.  and I. Thomas (2006)  “Beyond Leather Patches (BELP): Sustainability Education at RMIT University, Australia”, in Leal Filho, W. (Ed). Innovation, Education and Communication for Sustainable Development.  Peter Lang Scientific Publishers, Frankfurt Series "Environmental Education, Communication and Sustainability" vol 24 - ISBN 3-631-55644-6 / US ISBN 0-8204-8716-3, Ch8, pp 153-176.
  3. Chinowsky, P. S.,  Schweikert, A. E., Hayles, C. S., Strzepek, N. L. and Strzepek, K. (2013) Buildings & Climate Change: Methodology and Areas for Further Research, UNU-WIDER White Paper.

Journal Publications

  1. Fong, P. S. W., Hills, M. J. And Hayles, C.  S. (2007) Dynamic knowledge creation through value management teams.  ASCE. Journal of management in engineering © ASCE / January 2007 pp 40-49.
  2. Hayles, C.  S. and Holdsworth, S. E.  (2008) Curriculum Change for Sustainability.  Journal of  education in the Built Environment (JEBE), Vol 3 (1), 25-48
  3. Horne, R. and Hayles, C.  S.  (2008) An international comparison of the modelled heating and cooling load performance of residential buildings.  Journal of Housing and the Built
    Environment, Vol 23 (2), 119 - 130.
  4. Hayles, C. S., Fong, P. S. W. & Graham, M. (2010) Value management as a framework for sustainable decision making.  Proceedings of the ICE - Municipal Engineer, Vol 163 (1), 43-50. Shortlisted for ICE paper of the year awards for 2010
  5. Hayles, C. S.  (2010)  An examination of decision making in post disaster housing reconstruction.  International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment.  Vol 1 (1),103–122.
  6. Chinowsky, P., Hayles, C., Schweikert, A., Strzepek, N., Strzepek, K. and Schlosser, C. A. (2011) Climate change: comparative impact on developing and developed countries, Engineering Project Organization Journal, Vol 1 (1), 67–80.
  7. Perera, S., Hayles, C. S. and Kerlin, S. (2011) An analysis of value management in practice: the case of Northern Ireland's construction industry, Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, Vol. 16 (2), pp.94 – 110.
  8. Hayles, C. S., Dean, M., Lappin, S. A. and McCullough, J. (2013) Climate change adaptation: A decision support framework to encourage environmentally responsible behaviour, Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, Vol. 2 (2), pp.192-214.
  9. Chinowsky, P., Schweikert, A., Hughes, G., Hayles, C. S., Strzepek, N. and Strzepek, K. (2015) The Impact of Climate Change on Road and Building Infrastructure: A Four-Country Study.  International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment.   In press.

Refereed conference papers

  1. Lee, C. C. T., Hayles, C.  S. and Egbu, C. E. (2005)  The adoption of requirements management in the delivery of refurbishment projects.  COBRA  Conference, QUT University, 4 – 8 July 2005.
  2. Hayles, C.  S. and Holdsworth, S. E.  (2005)  Constructing stimulus: teaching sustainability to engender change.  Fabricating Sustainability: 39th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association. 17 - 19 November 2005.
  3. Hayles, C.  S. (2006)  An examination of the relationship between sustainability and affordability in residential housing markets.  12th Pacific Rim Real Estate Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 22-25th January 2006. 
  4. Hayles, C.  S., Robson, K. and Holdsworth, S. E.  (2006)  A case study from RMIT: Introducing property undergraduates to the immediate issues of housing sustainability and affordability with Australia and New Zealand.   12th Pacific Rim Real Estate Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 22-25th January 2006. 
  5. Hayles, C.  S & Holdsworth, S. E.  (2006)  Curriculum change for sustainability.  Proceedings of the Built Environment Education Annual Conference (BEECON), held at the Bonnington Hotel, Bloomsbury, London, 12 – 13 September 2006
  6. Hayles, C.  S., Horne, R. E., Jensen, D. and Wakefield, R.  (2006) An International Comparison of Housing Energy Efficiency and Performance Standards.  Proceedings of the Construction Research Conference of the RICS (COBRA), held at University College London, 7-8th September 2006.
  7. Hayles, C.  S. (2006)  ‘Value added’ to the university curriculum.  The World of Innovation.  Managing value, risk and relationships.  Proceedings of the Inaugural Pacific Asia Value Convention, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 2 – 3 November 2006. 
  8. Hayles, C.  S. & Fong, P. S. W.  (2006)  Utilising value management and knowledge management to develop strategies for the delivery of sustainable construction and green building projects.  The World of Innovation.  Managing value, risk and relationships.  Proceedings of the Inaugural Pacific Asia Value Convention, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 2 – 3 November 2006.
  9. Hayles, C.  S. and Holdsworth, S. (2007)  Student feedback on courses aimed at greening the curriculum of the built environment disciplines.  Learning Together:  Reshaping higher education in a global age. Institute of Education, University of London, 22 - 24 July 2007.

10. Hayles, C.  S. & de la Harpe, B. (2007)  A Study of Student Perceptions and Awareness of Sustainability Issues.  Proceedings of the 3rd annual Built Environment Education Annual Conference (BEECON), the University of Westminster,  London, 12 – 13 September 2007

11. Hayles, C.  S. & Hadjri, K.  (2007)   eFeedback and eAssessment Tools for Improved Student Engagement.  Proceedings of the 3rd annual Built Environment Education Annual Conference (BEECON), the University of Westminster, London, 12 – 13 September 2007

12. Hayles, C.  S. And Kooloos, T.  (2008) The challenges and opportunities for sustainable building practices, CIB W107 Construction in Developing Countries International Symposium “Construction in Developing Countries: Procurement, Ethics and Technology”, Trinidad, January 18th-20th 2008.

13. Hayles, C.  S. and Fong, P. S. W. (2008) Strategies for the delivery of sustainable building projects: Exploring the adoption of simple management tools to improve communication and collaboration.  CIB W107 Construction in Developing Countries International Symposium “Construction in Developing Countries: Procurement, Ethics and Technology” Trinidad, January 18th-20th 2008.

14. Hayles, C.  S., de la Harpe, B. and Lombardo, R. (2008)  Are we changing students’ perceptions of sustainability?  CIB W89International Conference in Building Education and Research, Kandalama, Sri Lanka 10th - 15th February 2008.

15. Hayles, C.  S. (2008) Sustainable construction for developing countries:  An examination of decision-making processes used in the planning, designing and building of housing for post-disaster reconstruction. CIB W89International Conference in Building Education and Research, Kandalama, Sri Lanka 10th - 15th February 2008.

16. Kooloos, T.  and Hayles, C. S. (2008) Challenges facing the adoption of Sustainable Building in the Australian Commercial Sector.  SB08, The World Sustainable Building (SB) Conference series Melbourne, Australia, 21st-25th September 2008

17. Hayles, C. S., de la Harpe, B. and Wakefield (2008) Do graduate skills meet the needs of a greener building industry?  SB08, The World Sustainable Building (SB) Conference series Melbourne, Australia, 21st-25th September 2008

18. Hayles, C. S. (2009) An examination of decision making in post disaster housing reconstruction projects.  The World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM), Toronto, Canada, 21st -24th June 2009.

19. Hayles, C. S. (2009) An examination of decision making and knowledge management practices in post disaster housing reconstruction projects.  CIBW055&W065: Construction facing worldwide challenges, Dubrovnik, 27 September-1 October 2009. 

20. Hayles, C. S., McCullough, J. E. and Dean, M. (2010) Methodology for assessing changes to tenants’ perceptions, awareness and behaviours around sustainable living, in response to proactive sustainable technology interventions in social housing.  Proceedings of SB10: Sustainable building affordable to all, Vilamoura Hilton, Portugal, 17th-19th March 2010.

21. Hayles, C. S. and Dean, M. (2010) Adapting to zero carbon living.  Proceedings of CIB 2010 World Congress, Salford, Manchester, 10th-13th May 2010.

22. Hayles, C. S. and de la Harpe, B. (2010) Can greening the curriculum influence students' perceptions and awareness of sustainability?  Proceedings of CIB 2010 World Congress, Salford, Manchester, 10th-13th May 2010.

23. McCullough, J. E., Hayles, C. S. and Dean, M. (2010) Methodology for assessing end users and design teams' perceptions, awareness and behaviours around sustainable housing design.  Proceedings of SB10 Sustainable Community – building SMART, 22nd -24th September 2010.

24. Hayles, C. S., Dean, M. and Chinowsky, P. (2010) A study of potential approaches to supporting behaviour changes required to meet the challenges of climate change and the built environment.   Proceedings of the COBRA 2010 RICS Research Conference
Paris, France, 2nd -3rd September 2010.

25. Chinowsky, P., Hayles, C. S., Schweikert, A. and Strzepek, N. (2010) Climate Change as Disaster: Comparative Impact on Developing and Developed Countries.  Engineering Project Organisations Conference, Stanford Sierra Conference Centre, South Lake Tahoe, California, 4th-6th November 2010. Winner of Best Paper Award

26. Hayles, C. S., Dean, M. and McCullough, J.  (2011) Climate change mitigation and the social housing sector.  Proceedings of the Behaviour, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference, Hyatt Regency Washington,  29th November – 2nd December 2011. 

27. McCullough J.E., Lappin S., Hayles, C.S., Dean M. (2012) Dwellings designed to reduce in-use carbon emissions:  Temperature, humidity and perceived comfort.Proceedings ofHuman experience in the natural and built environment: Implications for research, policy and practice. International Association of People and Environment studies (IAPS) 24-29 June, Glasgow, UK.

28. McCullough J.E., Lappin S., Hayles, C.S., Dean M. (2013)Sustainable housing: The changing role of the domestic occupant.  Proceedings ofInternational Association of People and Environment Studies (IAPS) International Symposium on ‘Sustainable Environments in a Changing Global Context: Identifying Opportunities for Innovative Spaces and Practices in Contexts of Crisis’. June 25-28, Coruna, Spain.

29. Chinowsky, P., Schweikert, A., and Hayles, C. S. (2014) The potential impact of climate change on municipal buildings in South Africa, 4th International Conference on Building Resilience, Manchester, UK

  • Member: ANDROID academic network  - actively engaged in teaching on the International Doctoral School (To promote co-operation and innovation among European HE to increase society’s resilience to disasters of human and natural origin)
  • Member: Supply Chain Sustainability School’s Horizon Group (Academic & Industry liaison)
  • International Conference Scientific/Technical Committee member,including currently Sustainable Building (SB) conference series and CIB conference series
  • Book series advisor: ‘Innovation in the Built Environment’ a construction research book series published by the RICS & Wiley-Blackwell.