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Dima Albadra is a lecturer and researcher with background in architecture, and passive low-energy design. Her most recent research is in the fields of emergency architecture, thermal comfort, and participatory design.

Dima is the winner of the RIBA President’s Award for Research 2017: Housing Category, and the overall and category winner of EPSRC Science Photo Competition 2019.

Her main research interest and work so far lie in environmental and sustainable architecture. She is also interested in the influence of architecture and urban design on health and wellbeing; and how the design of the built environment affect behaviour and can support positive change. She is particularly interested in human-centred approaches to sustainable architecture and urban design - through involving the human and socio-cultural perspective in all the different elements of her research.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Environmental design, Doctor of Philosophy, Advancing building bioclimatic charts as an early stage design tool for hot developing countries, University of Bath

2 Jan 20125 Aug 2015

Award Date: 20 Apr 2016

Environmental design, Master in Science, University of Bath

24 Sept 201024 Sept 2011

Award Date: 13 Dec 2011

Architectural Engineering, Bachelor of Architecture, University of Aleppo

15 Sept 200515 Jun 2010

Award Date: 15 Jul 2010


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