BiographyProfessor Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem is Chair in Architecture and the Director of the Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage at Nottingham Trent University. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Gamal is the University lead of the Strategic Research Theme, Global Heritage. Gamal is the recipient of NTU 2020 Vice-Chancellor Outstanding Researcher Award and the 2014 recipient of the Jeffrey Cook Award of the International Association of the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE). Gamal ‘s research focuses on architectural and urban history, everyday homes, socio-spatial practices of urban communities, virtual heritage, medieval culture and post-conflict cities. Gamal’s research has informed policy and practice of several governments and international organisations on aspects of heritage preservation, urban planning and design. His recent books include ‘Peripheries: Edge Conditions in Architecture’ (2012), ‘Portush: Towards An Architecture for the North Irish Coast’ (2013); ‘The Architecture of Home in Cairo’ (2015), and “Architecture, Space and Memory of Resurrection in Northern Ireland” (2019); and ‘People, Care and Work in the Home’ (2020).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Architectural and Urban History;
Social Spatial Urbanism;