Shokhida completed a Masters of Applied Science majoring in Tropical Urban and Regional Planning, at James Cook University in 2014. Following her interests in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Shokhida also completed a Graduate Certificate in GIS in 2014.
Her main research goal is to investigate an impact of modern urban design on energy performance of residential dwellings. In her master’s thesis she assessed passive design of residential detached dwellings in the tropical climate and energy efficiency strategy in an Australian policy context. After completing her degree Shokhida worked as a Tutor in Human Geography and a project officer. Recently she was involved in the Tropical Sustainable Design Case Studies Project which aimed to capture and share the knowledge and best tropical expertise in built environment. Her current PhD research is focused on energy efficiency assessment of houses and urban design in Darwin.