Professor Hisham Elkadi is Head of the School of the Built Environment (SoBE); he joined the University of Salford in August 2014. Prior to his appointment, Hisham was the Chair and Head of School of Architecture and Built Environment at Deakin University, Australia.
His academic career with a Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool in 1989 includes a research associate at the University of Liverpool, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Plymouth, Director of Architecture programme and a Director of postgraduate studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Chair and Head of School of Architecture & Design in Belfast.
Hisham has established a sound research network on both national and international levels in the subject of urban ecology. He has a large number of publications (140+), 5 books, and graduated 19 Ph.D. students. He acted as an invited external examiner at many Universities including Harvard, the University of Toronto, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Beirut, Newcastle, Kuala Lumpur, Curtin, and Newcastle (Australia). Hisham has also been involved in building up bridges and outreach programmes with the local communities in England, Northern Ireland, Italy, Turkey, and Australia. His appointment to the Ministry Advisory Group for the Built Environment in Northern Ireland, a board member of Geelong Australia Art Gallery, and appointment to the Executive committee of the Association of Ulster Architects are recognitions of his commitment to these outreach programmes.
Hisham is an Honorary Fellow at the University College London, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, a Member of Institute of Egyptian Architects, Affiliate of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and a Fellow of the Australia Institute of Buildings. He is a Member of the Standing Committee of Heads of Schools of Architecture in UK, Australian Association of Heads of Schools of Architecture, Member of the Association of the Australian Deans of the Built Environment (ADBED) and Member of the Board of Examiners, ARB-Victoria.