Georgia is Professor, Director of Studies in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Deputy Head of Teaching at the School of Engineering, University of Warwick. Georgia completed her undergraduate, postgraduate taught and doctoral studies at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Before joining Warwick in 2015 and for a period of 15 years, Georgia shared her time between carrying leading engineering roles in industry and delivering teaching and research in academia. Her teaching and research interests are oriented, but not limited, to the design of earthquake resilient structures, sustainable cities, infrastructure for emergencies and the delivery of interdisciplinary, problem-based education, especially in resource-constrained environments.
Within her academic role, Georgia is leading initiatives related to the development of innovative programmes which are promoting equitable and inclusive access to education, in Science and Engineering. Georgia leads the Warwick Humanitarian Engineering programme and Co-leads the Warwick Global Research Priority in Sustainable Cities, both aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Agenda 2030. On international level, Georgia is elected Vice President (Conferences) of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists for 2021-2023. Within Warwick, she is Deputy Chair of the Institutional Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team, leading the subgroup working on ‘Organisation and culture for inclusivity, diversity and equality’. She is also Chair of the STEM Education and Student Experience workstream within the framework of the Warwick STEM Grand Challenge.