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Mikael started his research career in 2005 undertaking his PhD studies on the New Zealand Housing, Heating and Health Study/He Kainga Oranga. For his doctoral project, supported by a Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ) PhD scholarship, Mikael investigated the relationship between domestic heaters and the indoor environment of families with a child with doctor-diagnosed asthma.
As a Research Officer at Massey University, from 2008 to 2011, Mikael was engaged in a project on environmental benefits from a positive pressure heat recovery ventilation system and he conducted part of the BRANZ funded study of new homes as part of the Weather-tightness, Air quality and Ventilation Engineering programme.
Mikael is currently lecturing Healthy Buildings at Massey University and has recently been awarded a Health Research Council of New Zealand Emerging Researcher First Grant and a Lottery Health Research Grant to undertake a project on improving environment in primary schools using a low cost solar ventilation system.
Indoor Air Quality
Health and Well being
Health and Well-being
Field of research codes
Building (120200): Building Science and Techniques (120202): Built Environment And Design (120000):
Community Child Health (111704): Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705):
Environmental Monitoring (050206): Environmental Science and Management (050200): Environmental Sciences (050000):
Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Public Health and Health Services (111700)
Indoor Air Quality
Project Title: Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Equipment
Date Range: 2015 - 2016
Funding Body: Department of Internal Affairs
Project Title: Improving health and wellbeing in low decile classrooms with a low cost solar ventilation system
Date Range: 2012 - 2015
Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand