Research supervisors

Eleni Ampatzi

Dr Eleni Ampatzi

Lecturer; Deputy Director of Research

Main expertise

Environmental design of buildings, efficient services and buildings, energy storage.

Supervision experience

Currently supervising 1 PhD as lead supervisor and 1 PhD as second supervisor.

Additional supervision interests

Spatial mapping of renewable energy resources and deployment potential, environmental design in architectural education.


Clarice Bleil De Souza

Dr Clarice Bleil De Souza

Senior Lecturer; ASM Scheme Convenor


Juliet Davis

Dr Juliet Davis

Senior Lecturer

Main expertise

Architecture, urbanism and urban design: history and theory

Supervision experience

Six current PhDs (four as first supervisor)

Additional supervision interests

Urban futures, regeneration, mega event cities and transformative urban legacies, resilience in urban design and planning, politics of heritage, planning/ urban design history in London and elsewhere.


Wayne Forster

Professor Wayne Forster

Professor, Deputy Head of School

Main expertise

Architectural design, particularly site-specific.

Supervision experience

Currently supervising 4 PhDs. Supervised 5 PhDs to completion.


Julie Gwilliam

Dr Julie Gwilliam

Senior Lecturer

Main expertise

Sustainability in the Built Environment.

Supervision experience

2 PhD and 2 MPhil to completion; currently supervising 5 PhDs.

Additional supervision interests

Happy to consider all architectural sustainability and environmental design topics, especially those in the context of the existing built environment or in relation to the social production of buildings.


Adam Hardy

Professor Adam Hardy

Professor of Asian Architecture

Main expertise

History and theory of architecture, settlement and art of South Asia.

Supervision experience

Supervised 15 PhDs and 2 MPhils to completion

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Additional supervision interests

Happy to consider all architectural history topics, especially for the medieval period, and proposals for which architectural drawing is either a focus or a method.


Shan Shan Hou

Dr Shan Shan Hou

Lecturer   -  Currently on Maternity leave

Main expertise

Building physics, building energy and thermal performance modelling

Supervision experience

Currently second supervising 4 PhDs

Additional supervision interests

Low carbon / energy positive design in China, Computer simulation for thermal comfort, Building Regulations and Environmental Assessment Methods


Wassim Jabi

Dr Wassim Jabi

Senior Lecturer

Main expertise

Parametric Design, Algorithmic Architecture, Digital and Robotic Fabrication, Digital Lighting and Energy Building Simulation.

Supervision experience

Currently supervising 3 PhDs.

Additional supervision interests

Happy to supervise PhD through Design, topics in Building-Information Modelling (BIM), Bio-memtic Design, building simulation and modelling (digitally based methods).


Phil Jones

Professor Phil Jones

Chair of Architectural Science

Main expertise

Sustainability and Energy in the Built Environment.

Supervision experience

Currently supervising 32 PhDs. Supervised over 20 PhDs to completion.

Additional supervision interests

Urban scale sustainability, modelling, low carbon design.


Stephen Kite

Professor Stephen Kite

Professor

Main expertise

History and theory of architecture with some focus on the periods: Early Modern, Long Nineteenth Century, Modernism. The evocative aesthetics of architecture (with a certain focus on British visual culture e.g. John Ruskin, Adrian Stokes, Colin St John Wilson etc). Settlement patterns and vernacular architectures of the Middle East.

Supervision experience

Currently supervising five students as Lead Supervisor across a diverse range of topic areas, regions, and periods.

Additional supervision interests

I am open to supervising a broad range of focused topics in the history and theory of architecture both within and beyond the broad areas of expertise outlined above.


Ian Knight

Professor Ian Knight

Professor

Main expertise

Buildings, services, renewables, energy, legislation.

Supervision experience

6 PhDs to completion, currently supervising 2 PhDs.


Simon Lannon

Dr Simon Lannon

Research Fellow, Director of Research

Main expertise

Building physics, building energy consumption modelling at an urban scale.

Supervision experience

2 PhD second supervised to completion; currently second supervising 4 PhDs.

Additional supervision interests

Urban heat island, environmental design software.


Sarah Lupton

Professor Sarah Lupton

Personal Chair, Course Director, PG Diploma


Mhairi McVicar

Dr Mhairi McVicar

Senior Lecturer and Director of Engagement


Jo Patterson

Dr Jo Patterson

Research Fellow, Chair of Staff Meeting

Main expertise

Investigating the potential and ‘operationalising’ low carbon technologies at different scales and within different sectors of the built environment.

Supervision experience

1 PhD to completion, currently supervising 3 PhDs.

Additional supervision interests

Interests include implementation of low carbon technologies at different scales, urban scale sustainability, retrofitting the existing built environment.


Wouter Poortinga

Professor Wouter Poortinga

Professor

Main expertise

Environmental Psychology; Housing & Health; Environmental Epidemiology; Sustainable Behaviours & Lifestyles; Environmental Risk Perception.

Supervision experience

3 PhDs to completion; currently supervising 2 PhDs.

Additional supervision interests

Happy to consider supervision on topics relating to social sustainability, social aspects of design, and social-spatial processes using (quantitative) social science methods.


Oriel Prizeman

Dr Oriel Prizeman

Senior Lecturer

Main expertise

Historic buildings and environments; Conservation; Libraries.

Supervision experience

Currently supervising 7 PhD.

Additional supervision interests

Happy to consider all heritage related investigations also particularly interested in digital modelling of historic environments.


Andrew Roberts

Dr Andrew Roberts

College Dean for Education and Students.

Main expertise

Architectural Education: how students learn to become architects, how they develop value sets.

Supervision experience

Currently supervising 4 PhDs.

Additional supervision interests

Research interests explore the relationships between key players within architectural education and architectural practice. This includes the pedagogic relationship between students and their tutors, and how architects work with their clients. Of particular interest is the dialogues that take place between these individuals and how these lead to design decisions.


Vicki Stevenson

Dr Vicki Stevenson

Lecturer, Director of Health, Safety and Environment

Main expertise

Sustainable Buildings (Materials and Energy focus)

Supervision experience

Supervised 2 PhDs to completion.  Currently supervising 3 PhDs

Additional supervision interests

Happy to consider related architectural science topics, for example:

  • Sustainable materials
  • Embodied energy / water and carbon footprint of materials in construction
  • Energy efficient building refurbishment
  • Renewable energy in the built environment

Chris Tweed

Professor Chris Tweed

Head of School / Chair in Sustainable Design

Main expertise

Sustainable design in the built environment. Human-centred low carbon design. Socio-technical studies of architecture and the built environment. Human interaction with designed environments and technologies.

Supervision experience

5 to completion at the Welsh School of Architecture, currently supervising 3 PhDs.

Additional supervision interests

Design thinking. Architecture and anthropology.


Kathryn Wilkinson

Dr Kathryn Wilkinson

Lecturer

Main expertise

History and theory of architecture, particularly historiography, changing interpretations of history, the relationships between formal and informal architecture and definitions of ‘vernacular’; Imperial and late Roman domestic and colonial architecture and its legacy; the historic architecture of Ethiopia.

Supervision experience

Currently supervising 1 PhD.

Additional supervision interests

Happy to consider all architecture history topics, particularly those with a strong element of cultural history and/or identity and myth-making.


Yangang Xing

Dr Yangang Xing

Research Fellow

Main expertise

Urban Sustainability Planning, Retrofit, Green infrastructure, Building Performance Evaluation.

Supervision experience

Currently supervising 2 PhD.

Additional supervision interests

Yan is interested in the interactions between plants, water, people and buildings, such as green roofs/walls for urban heat islands mitigation, bio-infiltration, energy crops, organic building materials, biomimicry, reserve biomimicry, urban agriculture and environmental remediation issues cutting across different disciplines and scales (from Nano, Molecule to Cities/Regions)


Gabriela Zapata-Lancaster

Dr Gabriela Zapata-Lancaster

Research Associate

Main expertise

Socio-technical perspectives to analyse environmental and building performance
Sustainable building assessment and building performance evaluation
Design process

Supervision experience

Currently supervising 2 PhD students as second supervisor

Additional supervision interests

Social science methods applied to built environment research
Performance-based design