Dr Ataa Alsalloum

Dr Ataa Alsalloum is a Lecturer in Architecture and Urban Heritage at Liverpool School of Architecture.

+44 151 794 9596
Liverpool School of Architecture
University of Liverpool
Leverhulme Building
Abercromby Square
Liverpool L69 7ZN

Heritage Policy Specialist


Ataa’s research and teaching interests are within the broad field of world heritage studies, with a particular focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, in addition to investigating the heritage management principles in the UK. Her research interest focuses on world heritage policies and associated values, particularly heritage-led post conflict reconstruction and rehabilitation processes.

Ataa holds a PhD degree from the Liverpool School of Architecture, and she studied Master’s degree at the School of Architecture, Damascus University; where she had previously held a full lecturer position. Concurrently, she was a guest lecturer at Yarmouk and Arab International Private Universities in Damascus.

Ataa is registered with the Syrian Engineers and Teachers Organisations, she is an affiliated member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC, UK) and a young Practitioner member of International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU, UK).

She is a reviewer of the Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, Emerald and a member of the Scientific Committee for the Green Line Institutes, Portugal.

Dr Alsalloum has also an extensive teaching experience in Syria, as well as in the UK. She teaches, inter alia, Studio Design, Research Methods in Architecture, Theory and History of Architecture, Urban Landscape and Urban Design Modules.

Research, scholarly and professional interests

  • Cultural heritage management
  • Heritage-led post conflict reconciliation
  • Arab-Islamic architectural heritage
  • Urban planning and design in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Heritage site management plans and regeneration designing/intervention within historical contexts

Recent publications



  • University of Liverpool


  • Damascus University
  • Yarmouk Private University
  • Arab International Private University

Areas of expertise

  • Architecture
  • Architectural Heritage and History
  • World Heritage designation and Management of Heritage sites