Dr. Conejos obtained her Ph.D from the Bond University, Australia in 2013. She was previously a Research Associate with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and was a Research Team Member for the research projects entitled “Social Considerations in Planning Public Open Space to Integrate Elderly People in Urban Renewal” and “Evaluating Public Open Spaces in High Density Areas for Low Carbon Cities: A Case of Hong Kong”. The output of the research projects were the establishment of major design criteria required for creating public open spaces for the elderly with much emphasis on the elderly people’s social needs; in particular those living in high density areas.
In 2015, She joined as a Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore where she is working currently.
Dr. Conejos current research areas are Urban and Building Sustainability (i.e. Low Carbon Urban Regenerative Environments; Sustainable and Resilient Buildings; Extreme Weather Architecture), Future Adaptation of Buildings (including Green Adaptive Reuse and Design for Adaptability) , and Green Façade Maintainability (including Building Pathology and Green FM).
She is the Research Group Leader of the research project entitled “Maintainability of Green Facades” (2015 - 2019). This research project establishes the concept of Green Maintainability as a sustainable approach in managing green buildings and its neighborhood, as well as attempts to develop a multi criteria decision making Green Maintainability tool that will help designers assess the sustainability and maintainability of high rise green facades (green walls, nano facade coatings and building integrated photovoltaic) right at the design and planning stage.
Dr. Conejos is an author/ co-author of 6 peer-reviewed journal articles including top tier journals such as Facilities and Building Research and Information (BRI). She is also co-author of a new book “Design for Maintainability: Benchmarks for Quality Buildings” published in March 2018 by the World Scientific Publishing, Singapore.