Lecturer in Architecture, Northumbria University, Newcastle

I am a Chartered Architect and a Lecturer in Architecture at Northumbria University. I currently teach across both the Architecture and Interior Architecture undergraduate programmes as a Design Studio tutor as well as lecturer in Environmental and Sustainable Design.

Between 2003 and 2013 I was engaged in architectural education; beginning at the University of Bath and the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) in Strasbourg, France, followed by postgraduate studies, specialising in Sustainable Building: Performance and Design and RIBA Professional Practice examinations, both at Oxford Brookes University. These studies were combined with periods in architectural practice both in the UK and abroad, working on a variety of projects across the commercial, public, healthcare and social housing sectors, first as an architectural assistant and finally as a qualified architect.

My research interests focus around the intersections between occupant wellbeing, the built environment, and the natural environment – and perhaps most importantly where the distinction between these elements breaks down. I completed my Ph.D. studies at Cardiff University, where my research explored a nexus-of-practice perspective towards teleological influences on owner-occupiers’ home improvements and the implications this has for encouraging low carbon retrofit.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Lecturer in Architecture, Northumbria University
  • 2014–2018
    Graduate Teaching Assistant, Cardiff University
  • 2016–2018
    Design Tutor, Welsh School of Architecture
  • 2013–2014
    Research Associate, Oxford Institute of Sustainable Design
  • 2011–2013
    Architect, Oxford Architects LLP

Education

  • 2019 
    Cardiff University, Ph.D. Understanding teleological influences on owner-occupier home improvements: Implications for encouraging low-carbon retrofit
  • 2012 
    Oxford Brookes University, Royal Institute of British Architects Part III Professional Practice Examination in Practice, Management and Law
  • 2011 
    Oxford Brookes University, M.Sc. Sustainable Building: Performance and Design
  • 2007 
    University of Bath, B.Sc. (hons) General Architectural Studies

Professional Memberships

  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)