Larissa Arakawa Martins

Miss Larissa Arakawa Martins

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

PhD Candidate

School of Architecture and Built Environment

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


Larissa Martins is a PhD Candidate based in the School of Architecture & Built Environment, researching on the association between the built environment, thermal comfort and people's health and wellbeing.

  • Environmental monitoring
  • Building Performance Simulation
  • Human thermal comfort modelling
  • Machine Learning applications for thermal comfort modelling
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 Research Assistant The University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2018 Associate França e Associados Projetos Estruturais
    2017 - 2018 Business Analyst Accenture
    2017 - 2017 Trainee Companhia City
    2015 - 2016 Intern França e Associados Projetos Estruturais
    2013 - 2014 Intern Produtime Gestão e Tecnologia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    Portuguese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Spanish - Latin American Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2016 - 2016 University of Mogi das Cruzes Brazil Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering
    2013 - 2015 University of Sao Paulo Brazil Double Qualification Program in Civil Engineering
    2009 - 2015 University of Sao Paulo Brazil Bachelor's Degree in Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Arakawa Martins, B., Barrie, H., Visvanathan, R., Daniel, L., Arakawa Martins, L., Ranasinghe, D., . . . Soebarto, V. (2021). A multidisciplinary exploratory approach for investigating the experience of older adults attending hospital services. Health Environments Research and Design Journal, 14(1), 141-163.
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    2020 Bennetts, H., Arakawa Martins, L., van Hoof, J., & Soebarto, V. (2020). Thermal personalities of older people in South Australia: A personas-based approach to develop thermal comfort guidelines. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(22), 8402-1-8402-22.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC1
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2020 Arakawa Martins, L., Williamson, T., Bennetts, H., Zuo, J., Visvanathan, R., Hansen, A., . . . Soebarto, V. (2020). Individualising thermal comfort models for older people: the effects of personal characteristics on comfort and wellbeing. In S. Roaf, F. Nicol, & W. Finlayson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th Windsor Conference on Thermal Comfort: Resilient Comfort (pp. 187-199). online: Windsor.
    2020 Soebarto, V., Williamson, T., Bennetts, H., Arakawa Martins, L., Pisaniello, D., Hansen, A., . . . Carre, A. (2020). Development of an integrated data acquisition system for thermal comfort studies of older people. In S. Roaf, F. Nicol, & W. Finlayson (Eds.), Proceeding of the 11th Windsor Conference: Resilient comfort. (pp. 155-170). online: Windsor.
    2020 Williamson, T., Soebarto, V., Bennetts, H., Arakawa Martins, L., & Pisaniello, D. (2020). Thermal comfort, well-being and health of older residents in South Australia. In S. Roaf, F. Nicol, & W. Finlayson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th Windsor Conference: Resilient comfort (pp. 171-186). online: Windsor, UK.
    2020 Arakawa Martins, L., Soebarto, V., Williamson, T., & Pisaniello, D. (2020). A deep learning approach to personal thermal comfort models for an ageing population. In A. Ghaffarianhoseini (Ed.), Proceedings of the 54th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA) 2020. Imaginable Futures: Design Thinking, and the Scientific Method Vol. 2020-November (pp. 71-80). online: Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA).
    2019 Soebarto, V., Williamson, T., Carre, A., & Arakawa Martins, L. (2019). Understanding indoor environmental conditions and occupant's responses in houses of older people. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering Vol. 609 (pp. 1-7). online: IOP.
    DOI Scopus4
    2019 Arakawa Martins, L., Soebarto, V., & Williamson, T. (2019). Towards an understanding of comfort and wellbeing of older people using occupant centric models. In XV Encontro Nacional de Conforto no Ambiente Construído (ENCAC) (pp. 3175-3180). Joao Pessoa, Brazil.
    2019 Arakawa Martins, L., Soebarto, V., Williamson, T., & Pisaniello, D. (2019). Developing occupant centric models to better understand the thermal comfort and wellbeing of older Australians. In Proceedings of the 53rd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA): Revisiting the Role of Architecture for 'Surviving’ Development Vol. 2019-November (pp. 595-604). online: Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA).
  • 2020-2021  AHURI Postgraduate Scholarship Top-up, Australian Housing Urban Research Institute, Australia
  • 2019  School of Architecture and Built Environment HDR Support, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • 2018-2021  Faculty of Professions Divisional Scholarship, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • 2018  Jovenes Lideres Iberoamericanos Scholarship, Fundacion Carolina and Banco Santander, Spain
  • 2014  SEAS/POLI-USP Collaborative Field Course Scholarship, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, USA
  • 2012-2013  International Exchange Program Scholarship - Graduacao Sanduiche - Ciencias sem Fronteiras, Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development CNPq, Brazil
  • 2010-2012  Undergraduate Research Scholarship - Iniciacao Cientifica, Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development CNPq, Brazil
  • 2020-2021  Tutor in ARCH 7041 - Advanced Architecture Technologies - School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • 2019-2021  Tutor in DESST 2517 - Environment II - School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • 2014  Tutor in PHD2412 - Urban Sanitation II (Saneamento II) - Polytechnic School, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2010  Tutor in PRO2315 - Ergonomics I (Ergonomia I) - Polytechnic School, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Position: PhD Candidate
  • Phone: 83133702
  • Email: larissa.arakawamartins@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Horace Lamb, floor 3
  • Room: 3 016
  • Org Unit: School of Architecture & Built Environment

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