Professor Hisham Elkadi

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

New SEE Building - Room 03.22

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Current positions

Professor in Architecture


Professor Elkadi is the Chair of Architecture and former Dean of at the University of Salford in the United Kingdom. Professor Elkadi works closely with the construction industry, local, and national governments and has contributed to regeneration of a number of cities including Geelong, Australia, Rome, Belfast, Salford and Manchester.      

Prior to his appointment at Salford, Professor Elkadi was the Head of School of Architecture & Building at Deakin University in Australia and the Chair of the University Academic Board, The Head of School of Architecture and Design in Belfast, and the Director of Architecture at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in UK. Professor Elkadi acted as an invited external examiner at many Universities including Harvard GSD, the University of Toronto, Edinburgh, Newcastle, and many others. Professor Elkadi has also had an honorary and Visiting professorship at University College London and Harvard School of Design.    

Areas of research

Urban Ecology, Smart Urban Futures, Green Infrastructure


Architecture Design, Urban Ecology.

Research Interests

Professor Elkadi’s research is in the area of ecological principles that drive smart urban futures. Hisham has been also involved in outreach heritage programmes in England, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Vietnam, Spain, Pakistan and Australia.  outreach programmes with the local and international communities for Heritage conservation in England, Italy, Turkey, Vietnam, and Australia. He initiated and led community based projects such as ‘up the wall’ in interface locations in London Derry, as a founder member of World Association Towards the Protection of Cultural Heritage (WATCH) in Rome, VISION2 in Geelong (Aus). His appointment to the Ministry Advisory Group for the Built Environment in Northern Ireland, and a board member of the Greater Manchester of Low Carbon Board are recognitions of his commitment to regeneration of inner cities.

Hisham has a large number of publications (140+), 5 books, and graduated 30 Ph.D. students and attracted more than £10+ million of external research grants. His recent projects include ERDF Energy House 2 (£19M), UIA IGNITION (€6.4M), AHRC MOVE project (£234K), Victoria State Government ($108,000), New Vision for the City of Geelong CBD, DPCD ($175,000), and Mapping Noise in Residential Areas of Melbourne (2012), Victoria ($50,000), Environmental Analysis of Public Buildings, (2010) City of White Horse (AUD$30K), Perception of Religious Architecture among Children (2009) AHRC, UK (50K), Realising Integrated Sustainable Communities in Deconstructed Interface Environments (2008), Peace Programme, EU (£ 130,000), Understanding the Built Heritage in NI(2005), Art Council NI & CRC (£29,000), and Sustainable Development in a Diverse World (SUS.DIV), PF6 Network of Excellence, (Euro 4,900,000-share €250K).

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD (Liverpool)


  • Fellow of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • Fellow of Australia Institute of Building
  • Member of Royal Institute of British Architects