Dr Matthew Fox

Dr Matthew Fox

Lecturer CobBauge

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)



Researcher & Associate Lecturer


BA (Hons), Dip Arch, MSc, PhD

Professional membership

Architects Registration Board (ARB)



Research interests

Thermography, Architecture, Building Physics, Environmental building design, CobBauge project.



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted


Goodhew, S., Carfrae, J., Hood-Cree, K., Fox, M., Boutouil, M., & Streiff, F. (2019). Building with earth: How we are working to revive an ancient, sustainable building technique. Construction Research and Innovation, 10(4), pp. 105-108. doi:10.1080/20450249.2019.1700077 Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/20450249.2019.1700077

Fox M & Murphy T (2022) 'Understanding the thermal benefits of retrofitting ‘living walls’ to existing buildings' Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Civil Engineering 175, (2) 53-53 , DOI
Fox M, Morewood J, Murphy T, Lunt P & Goodhew S (2021) 'Living wall systems for improved thermal performance of existing buildings' Building and Environment 207, , DOI Open access
Goodhew J, Pahl S, King K, Sanders M, Elliott P, Fox M, Boomsma C & Goodhew S (2021) 'Engaging People with Energy Efficiency: A Randomised Controlled Trial Testing the Effects of Thermal Imaging Visuals in a Letter Communication' Sustainability 13, (6) 3543-3543 , DOI Open access
Goodhew S, Boutouil M, Streiff F, Le Guern M, Carfrae J & Fox M (2021) 'Improving the thermal performance of earthen walls to satisfy current building regulations' Energy and Buildings 240, , DOI Open access
Goodhew S, Carfrae J, Hood-Cree K, Fox M, Boutouil M & Streiff F (2019) 'Building with earth: How we are working to revive an ancient, sustainable building technique' Construction Research and Innovation 10, (4) 105-108 , DOI Open access
Goodhew S, Duthie J, Shirreff H, Riddlestone P, Metcalfe J, Latour J & Fox M (2019) 'Hospital Ward Temperatures Related to Hypothermic Risk in Orthopaedic Patients' Building Research and Information: the international journal of research, development and demonstration , DOI Open access
Fox M, Goodhew S & De Wilde P (2016) 'Building defect detection: External versus internal thermography' Building and Environment 105, 317-331 , DOI Open access
Fox M, Coley D, Goodhew S & De Wilde P (2015) 'Time-lapse thermography for building defect detection' Energy and Buildings 92, 95-106 , DOI Open access
Fox M, Coley D, Goodhew S & de Wilde P (2014) 'Thermography methodologies for detecting energy related building defects' Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 40, 296-310 , DOI Open access
Conference Papers

Goodhew, S., Carfrae, J., Strieff, F., Boutouil, M., Owen, K., & Fox, M. (2019) The development of an insulating structural cob composite wall. . Paper presented at the Earth USA 2019. The 10th International Conference on Earthen Architecture & Construction, Santa Fe, New mexico, USA.

Goodhew S, Carfrae J & Fox M (2020) 'CobBauge -A hybrid walling technique combining mechanical and thermal performance' LEHM 2020 0-/-1/20201-/-1/2020Open access
Garmston H, Fox M, Pan W & De Wilde P (2013) 'Multi-storey building retrofit with a focus on the Façade selection process: A UK commercial office case study' 81-90
Fox M, Coley D, De Wilde P & Goodhew SMR (2012) 'COMPARING TRANSIENT SIMULATION WITH THERMOGRAPHY TIME SERIES' First Building Simulation and Optimization Conference Loughborough 9-/-0/2012Open access
Presentations and posters
Fox M, Goodhew J, Boomsma C, Goodhew S & Pahl S Fox M, Goodhew J, Boomsma C, Goodhew S & Pahl S 'Lessons on visual feedback from the eViz Project: The evidence for using thermal images as a visual intervention' Open access


Other academic activities

Category 2 Thermographer