Dr Robert Crawford has broad research expertise and interest in the built environment, sustainability, life cycle assessment and renewable energy. Recent experience has been centered on research into building environmental assessment, with a particular focus on sustainable resource use, the environmentally appropriate selection of materials and sustainable building design and feasibility. This work has involved improving life cycle assessment methodologies; performing extensive embodied energy assessments of buildings, their components and renewable energy systems; and validation of embodied energy methodologies. He is an expert in modelling indirect (embodied) environmental impacts. Robert is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, teaching in the areas of life cycle assessment, supply chain management and prefabrication in construction.