Supervising & Mentoring

Current PhD students

Claudia Briguglio

PhD Title: Towards ecological urbanism: Investigating Omani vernacular settings.

Expected Completion: 2027
University of Liverpool

Ali Jaffar Al Lawati

PhD Title: Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism: The Study of Sur Al Lawati, a Preserved Coastal Settlement in the Port-City of Matrah, Oman.

Expected Completion: 2023
University of Liverpool

Samie I. Kayani

PhD Title: Understanding the Masjid al Haram of Makkah in Light of Dismantled Ottoman Riwaqs.

Expected Completion: 2023
University of Liverpool

Rim Yassine Kassab

PhD Title: Rethinking the continuity of the Medina: a multi-vocal study of Rabat’s medina in the City of Lights era (2014-2018).

Expected Completion: 2023
University of Liverpool

Zainab Al-Majdi

PhD Title: Digitally aided documentation and analysis of historic structures in Iraq: 20th century transformations of the Abbasid Palace and Al-Mustansiriya Madrasa in Baghdad.

Expected Completion: 2024
University of Liverpool

Awarded PhD Students

Khaled Alhamad

PhD Title: The Management and Construction of Kuwait’s Heritage Identity: The Impact of Orientalism, Westernisation and Geopolitics.

University of Liverpool, 2023

Said Al Mashrafi

PhD Title: Effective Local Community Participation for Sustainable Tourism Development in Rural Destinations. A Case Study of Misfat Al-Abryeen and Muql Villages, Sultanate of Oman.

University of Liverpool, 2022

Paul Robinson

PhD Title: An Exploration Into the Relationship between Spirituality and Urban Design with Specific Reference to the City of Phnom Penh.

University of Liverpool, 2020

Konstantina Georgiadou

PhD Title: Political Effects on Urban Landscapes: Urbanix in Drama, Greece.

University of Liverpool, 2019

Ghazy Albaqawy

PhD Title: Cultural Heritage in Saudi Arabia: Gaps, Policies and Implementation.

University of Liverpool, 2019

Christina Pieri

PhD Title: The Divided City of Nicosia, Cyprus.

Nottingham Trent University, 2018

Farah Al-Hashimi

PhD Title: Kurdish Cities (Erbil) and Urban Form.

Nottingham Trent University, 2016

Haitham Al-Abri

PhD Title: Omani Oasis Settlement Morphology and Dwelling Types.

Nottingham Trent University, 2015

Mohammad Habib Reza

PhD Title: Early Buddhist Architecture of Bengal: Morphological Study on the Vihāras of c.3rd to 8th Centuries.

Nottingham Trent University, 2012

Nishan Wijetunge

PhD Title: Domestic Architecture of the Sinhalese Elite in the Age of Nationalism.

Nottingham Trent University, 2012

University of Liverpool Virtual Fellowships in Heritage

Dr Zeineb Youssef

Fellowship Title: Sustainable heritagization of the Medina of Sousse: from revitalising urban heritage to seeking ecology.

École Nationale d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme de Tunis, 2023

Dr Mouid Hani

Fellowship Title: Conservation and Interpretation Methods and Techniques for the Odeon Hill in Carthage.

École Nationale d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme de Tunis, 2023

Dr Nourchen Ben Fatma

Fellowship Title: The ʽGhribaʼ Synagogue of El Kef, Tunisia: A Tectonic Approach to the Palimpsestic Study of Cultural Transfers across Eras and Faiths.

École Nationale d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme de Tunis, 2022

Dr Asma Gharbi

Fellowship Title: Decision-making and citizens participation in the management of El Kef’s heritage: barriers and opportunities.

École Nationale d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme de Tunis, 2022

Madan Suderraj

Fellowship Title: Fired Clay Brick Foundations: Jaina Basadi, Talakadu, Karnataka, India.

National Institute of Advanced Studies, 2022

Benedicta Gokah

Fellowship Title: Sustaining Ghana’s Vanishing Heritage Sites: Documentation and Conservation Practices of Fort Prinzenstein in Keta, Volta Region.

University of Ghana, 2021

Shreya V Pai

Fellowship Title: Cultural evolution of the riverine island of Srirangapatna.

Mysore School of Architecture, 2021

Dr S. Udayakumar

Fellowship Title: Understanding the role of Tipu Sultan’s Armoury in Bangalore.

National Institute of Advanced Studies, 2021