Professor Michael Humphreys

BSc (Dunelm), MA (Oxon), DipEd (Dunelm), MASHRAE, Hon MSHASE

Associate Lecturer, Emeritus Professor of Architecture

School of Architecture


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Michael Humphreys is a Physicist whose career has been in Christian Ministry and in Environmental Research. He is known internationally for thermal comfort field research and for his part in the conceptual development of the adaptive approach to environmental comfort. He was on the staff of the Building Research Establishment from 1966-78, becoming Head of the Human Factors Section and has been associated with Thermal Comfort Unit at Oxford Brookes University since 1993, being appointed Research Professor in 2001.

He has been a Consultant to the Building Research Establishment, to CIBSE, BSRIA and the RUROS European Cities Project, a PhD examiner for Cambridge, London, Lausanne and Sheffield Universities, and is a Visiting Professor at London Metropolitan University. His current concerns are the statistical analysis of large field databases, the logical structure and modelling of human adaptive environmental behaviour in and around buildings, the interaction between various facets of the environment, and the practical expression of these matters in British guidelines and in European and American standards. He also works in the field of statistical linguistics applied to the Greek text of the New Testament. He has some 80 publications.