Dr Dewsbury has been involved in the sustainable design of commercial and residential buildings in the public and private sectors for more than 30 years. Since completing his PhD in 2011, he has been a Lecturer in Building Science, within Architecture & Design, at the University of Tasmania. His research focuses on methods of building to improve the construction, thermal performance, indoor environmental qualities, condensation risk management and mitigating surface and interstitial mould growth. His research provides input for the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme, CHENATH and AccuRate building simulation programs and the National Construction Code.
Most recently, this has included recommendations regarding roof space ventilation and wall system requirements for the NCC 2019, as the first step to address condensation risk and mould growth in new Australian buildings. Mark has undertaken contract research for a broad range of industry and government partners including the CSIRO, State and Federal government agencies, Forest and Wood Products Australia. He is also a principle partner at Carawah, which specialises low energy dwellings.