Professor Hisham Elkadi

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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In the time he has been at Salford, Professor Elkadi demonstrated a capacity for strong and strategic leadership, relationship building and creating and implementing a model for Smart Urban Futures.  He has contributed to the regeneration of a number of cities including Geelong, Australia, Rome, Belfast, Salford and Manchester.

Professor Elkadi has also driven change across the breadth of Higher Education, promoting innovative learning models.  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 (Australia), and many others. Hisham has been involved in outreach programmes with the local and international communities and 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 Australia.

Hisham has a large number of publications (140+), 5 books, and graduated 25 Ph.D. students and attracted more than £1 million of external research grants. His recent projects include Geelong Urban Food Hub (2014), Victoria State Government ($108,000), Development of an Ecological Spine and WMC, Living Victoria Fund ($50,000), VISION II (2013), 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 and Community Relation Council, UK (£ 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). In 2014, he also collaborated with Sinan University on a research project on daylight performance in heritage sites in Istanbul and Bursa.

Areas of research

Smart Cities, Urban Ecology, Energy and Building Performance, Climate Change Mitigation, Energy Modelling in Buildings


Architecture Design, Urban Ecology.

Research Interests

Urban Ecologies, Glass and daylighting studies in Architecture.

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