Alejandra Cortes Fuentes

Alejandra is a PhD candidate at the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University.

Alejandra’s research focuses on the dynamic relationship between social housing energy efficiency interventions and changes in domestic energy culture, and how material changes may trigger or limit householders’ capability to overcome energy poverty.

She is an architect from Universidad de Chile and holds a MSc degree in Environmental Design and Engineering from the Bartlett School of the University College London. Alejandra has been an academic at the Faculty of Architecture and Planning at the Universidad de Chile since 2012. Her research has been focused on the sustainable built environment, energy efficiency, energy poverty and residential energy policies.

Supervisors: Ralph Horne, Nicola Willand, Cecily Maller