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 Brazilian 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
  • Human thermal comfort modelling
  • Ageing and environmental comfort
  • Machine Learning applications for personal comfort models
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 Research Assistant The University of Adelaide
    2019 Tutor The University of Adelaide
    2017 - 2018 Business and Technology Delivery Analyst Accenture
    2017 - 2017 Financial Management Trainee Companhia City
    2017 Communications Consultant França e Associados Projetos Estruturais
    2015 - 2016 Engineering/Communications Intern França e Associados Projetos Estruturais
    2014 - 2014 Tutor University of Sao Paulo
    2013 - 2014 Engineering Intern Produtime Gestão e Tecnologia
    2010 - 2010 Tutor University of Sao Paulo
  • 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
    2020 Arakawa Martins, B., Barrie, H., Visvanathan, R., Daniel, L., Arakawa Martins, L., Ranasinghe, D., . . . Soebarto, V. (2020). A Multidisciplinary Exploratory Approach for Investigating the Experience of Older Adults Attending Hospital Services. Health Environments Research and Design Journal.
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  • 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.
    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.
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    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 National Meeting of Comfort in the Constructed Environment (pp. 3175-3180). online: ANCAC.
    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 Revisiting the Role of Architecture for 'Surviving’ Development. 53rd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association 2019, Dr. Avlokita Agrawal (ed.), pp. 1–10. © 2019 and published by the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA). (pp. 1-11). online: ANZAScA.
  • 2020-2021  AHURI Postgraduate Scholarship Top-up, Australian Housing Urban Research Institute, Australia
  • 2020  Adelaide Graduate Center Research Travel Scholarship, The University of Adelaide, 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, Belgium
  • 2010-2012  Undergraduate Student Research Scholarship - Iniciacao Cientifica, Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development CNPq, Brazil
  • 2020  Tutor in ARCH 7041 - Advanced Architecture Technologies - School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • 2019-2020  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 011a
  • Org Unit: School of Architecture & Built Environment

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