Leila Scannell is a postdoctoral fellow in the Sustainable Building Science Program. Her PhD research at the University of Victoria in environmental psychology focused on place attachment, sustainable behaviour, and environment-related well-being. Along with Drs. Murray Hodgson and Karen Bartlett, she is currently investigating which physical attributes of indoor office spaces (e.g., acoustics, air quality, thermal comfort, ventilation, and lighting) are most relevant to occupant-satisfaction and well-being. In addition, she is collaborating with researchers at the University of Manitoba and Ryerson University to evaluate the gap between the design and actual performance of sustainable buildings.

  • Place attachment
  • Sustainable attitudes and behaviours
  • Post-occupancy evaluation
  • Environment-related well-being
  • Human motivation and need satisfaction
  • Survey research
  • Acoustics
  • Subjective indoor environmental quality