Ulla Haverinen-Shaughnessy


Good Indoor Air and Building Health

55 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 2331 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 263 citations. The author has a h-index of 25.00. (Google Scholar)


The role of indoor environmental quality is becoming more important in the era of climate change and global pandemics.

I am developing research and education in the area of good indoor air and building health. Education targets both undergraduate students as well as master and doctoral students. New doctoral candidates are encouraged to apply to the program, where they could participate in international multidisciplinary research and finding novel solutions to improve indoor environmental quality and building health.

My ongoing research interests include the following: Continuous monitoring of indoor environmental quality (IEQ); School buildings, IEQ, health and learning outcomes; Assessment of dampness and mold in buildings; Effects of improved energy efficiency of buildings on IEQ, occupants' health and wellbeing. Methods include real-time monitoring of IEQ parameters to detect spatial, recurrent and/or long-term trends; Various new methods to assess microbial exposures and ways to control them (retrofitting, mold remediation, cleaning effectiveness); Application of multilevel statistical analyses methods and time series modelling in large data sets.

Research interests

  • Healthy buildings
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Energy efficiency
  • Dampness and mold
  • Health and learning outcomes

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Scientific merits

Professional and community activities

  • International Society for Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ)
  • ISIAQ STC 34 IEQ Guidelines
  • Finnish Association of Civil Engineers (RIL)

Thesis supervisions

Indoor Environmental Quality, Pupil’s Health and Academic Performance
  • Oluyemi Toyinbo, PhD (2017)