Shamila is an architect by training and holds a PhD in Architectural Sciences from the University of New South Wales (Australia). She is currently an Associate Lecturer at UNSW. Her research and teaching expertise and interest relate to Building Performance, Environmentally Sustainable Design, Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Thermal Comfort, Healthy buildings, Climate change, Urban Heat Island, and mitigation technologies. Shamila’s publication track record features papers in the Indoor Environmental Quality research field, with focus on field studies in schools, office buildings, and low-income housing, as well as Urban microclimate and Heat mitigation technologies. She is experienced and skilled at applying the principles of sustainability for designing residential buildings, learning environments, and working spaces. She has been collaborating with local government authority, national research and innovation hub, and key stakeholders from the property industry in Australia. Shamila is fluent on computer-aided simulation for the purposes of implementing climate responsive design, building performance and energy efficiency. She is also implementing microclimate simulation tools to investigate the heat mitigation strategies to provide comfort, enhance the livability of urban environments, reduce energy consumption, and decrease mortality and morbidity rate.