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Professor of Architecture, Lancaster University

Professor Dalton is an alumna of University College London. As a licensed architect, she has worked for Foster and Partners (London) and Sheppard Robson Corgan Architects (London) and key projects upon which she has worked include the Carré d’Art de Nîmes, in France, the Palaçio de Congresos in Valencia, Spain, and the Kings Cross International Terminal (unbuilt). She has taught at the Architectural Association, London, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and Northumbria University.

Professor Dalton’s research interests are centred around the relationship between the spatial layout of buildings and environments and their effect on how people understand and interact in those spaces. Professor Dalton is an expert in space syntax analysis and is passionately interested in the use of virtual environments as a method for researching human factors in the built environment.


  • 2019–present
    Founding Professor of Architecture, Lancaster University
  • 2010–2019
    Chair professor, The University of Northumbria at Newcastle
  • 2004–2010
    Associate professor, University College London
  • 2001–2004
    Assistant lecturer, Georgia Institute of Technology


  • 2001 
    University College London, PhD
  • 1996 
    University College London, MSc
  • 1991 
    University College London, BSc