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Rosanne has over 10 years experience working in building conservation. She has a degree in Civil and Structural Engineering with a post- graduate diploma in Applied Building Repair and Conservation from Trinity College. She further specialised in building materials during her PhD and post doctorate research undertaking detailed analysis of their thermal and moisture behaviour. Her results and finding have been extensively published and a selection is listed below.


Published Articles



  1. R. Walker and S. Pavía, Performance of a range of thermal insulations in a historic building, Article for Engineer’s Ireland Journal, 2016 (LINK)

  2. R. Walker and S. Pavía, Improving the airtightness of an early 20th century house, Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering Science Studies, 2(3), 2016 pp 312-321. (LINK)

  3. R. Walker and S. Pavía, Thermal Performance of a selection of insulation materials suitable for historic buildings, Building and Environment, 94, 2015, p1 55– 165, Journal Article (LINK)

  4. R Walker S Pavía, Thermal and hygric properties of insulation materials suitable for historic fabrics., COINVEDI III International Congress on Construction and Building Research, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid , December 2015, Conference Paper

  5. R. Walker, S. Pavía and M Dalton, Measurement of moisture content in solid brick walls using timber dowel, Materials and Structures, 2015, p1 – 13, Journal Article

  6. S. Pavía, R. Walker, J. McGinn, Effect of testing variables on the compressive strength of lime hemp concrete, First International Conference on Bio-based Building Materials, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

  7. R. Walker and S. Pavía, Influence of the Type of Binder on the Properties of Lime-Hemp Concrete in, editor(s)Llinares-Millán, C., Fernandez-Plazaola, I., Hidalgo-Delgado, F., Martínez-Valenzuela, M.M., Medina-Ramon, F.J., Oliver-Faubel, I., Rodriguez-Abad, I., Salandin, A., Sanchez-Grandia, R., Tort-Ausina, I. , Construction and Building Research part V, Springer, 2014, pp505 - 515, Book Chapter, 2014

  8. R. Walker, S. Pavía , Effect of Hemp's Soluble Components on the Physical Properties of Hemp Concrete, Journal of Materials Science Research, 3, (3), 2014, p12 – 33 Journal Article, 2014 

  9. S. Pavía, R. Walker, P. Veale, A. Wood, Impact of the properties and reactivity of rice husk ash (RHA) on lime mortar properties, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 

  10. R. Walker, S. Pavía, R. Mitchell, Mechanical properties and durability of hemp-lime concretes, Construction and Building Materials , 61, 2014, p340 – 348 Journal Article, 2014

  11. R. Walker and S. Pavía, Moisture transfer and thermal properties of hemp-lime concretes, Construction and Building Materials, 64, 2014, p270 – 276 Journal Article, 2014

  12. R. Walker, S.Pavía, Impact of hydration on the properties of hemp-lime concrete, Civil Engineering Research in Ireland, CERAI, Belfast, 2014, pp211 – 216 Conference Paper, 2014

  13. R. Walker and S Pavia, Impact of water retainers in lime hemp concrete with pozzolans., Journal of the Building Limes Forum, 20, 2013, p32 – 40 Journal Article, 2013

  14. Grimes, J., Kinnane, O., Walker, R. and Pavía, S., 2013. In situ measurement of the sound absorption characteristics of existing building fabrics. Proceedings of Institute of Acoustics, Vol 35, Manchester, UK., Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics , Manchester, UK., 35, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

  15. R. Walker and S. Pavía, Impact of water retainers in the strength, drying and setting of lime hemp concrete , Bridge and Concrete Research in Ireland (BCRI) , Dublin,September, edited by Caprani & O'Connor , 2012, pp355 – 360 Conference Paper, 2012 

  16. R. Walker and S. Pavia, Influence of binder on the properties of lime-hemp concrete, 2nd Int. Conf. on Construction and Building Research, Valencia, 2012, edited by Universitat Politècnica de València , 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

  17. R. Walker, S. Pavía, Physical properties and reactivity of pozzolans, and their influence on the properties of lime-pozzolan pastes, Materials and Structures, 44, 2011, p1139-1150 Journal Article, 2011 

  18. R. Walker and S. Pavía, Effect of pozzolan properties on the properties of building composites, BCRI Bridge Infrastructure Concrete Research, University College Cork, edited by Ní Nualláin, Walsh, West, Cannon, Caprani, McCabe , 2010, pp457 – 468 Conference Paper, 2010 

  19. R. Walker, S. Pavía, F. Murphy, An assessment of some physical properties of lime-hemp concrete, BCRI Bridge Infrastructure Concrete Research Ireland., University College Cork, edited by Ní Nualláin, Walsh, West, Cannon, Caprani, McCabe , 2010, pp431 – 438 Conference Paper, 2010 

  20. R. Walker and S. Pavía, Behaviour and Properties of Lime-Pozzolan Pastes, 8th International Masonry Conference, Dresden, July 2010, edited by W. Jäger, B. Haseltine, A. Fried , 2010, pp353 – 362 Conference Paper, 2010 

Dr Rosanne Walker (BA BAI PGDip PhD)


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