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Professor Gehan Selim

Professor of Architecture
Areas of expertise
architecture; memory studies, postconflict urbanism; urban politics; resillient cities; sustainable materials & design
4.27 Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
School of Civil Engineering

Dr Gehan Selim is a Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Leeds and Fellow of The Senator George Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice. She holds a PhD from the University of Sheffield and held permanent posts in several international schools of Architecture in the Middle East and the UK. Dr Selim’s architectural practice experience includes designing a wide range of urban housing and educational projects, exhibitions and schools. She has over twenty years of experience in teaching, developing and delivering courses in architecture and urban design at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She serves on the reviewing committee and editorial board of several international journals and conferences. Dr Selim is an affiliate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and an Associate Member of the Higher Education Academy (HE).

Dr Selim's teaching aims to develop sufficient integration between the design studios and architectural representation. She supervises a growing number of Postgraduate Dissertations (MArch and PhD) exploring themes of urban division, contested spaces and new global trends that shape the architectural practice. Gehan is widely committed to providing balanced experiences in learning by promoting a variety of teaching approaches, such as peer learning and reflection. She is interested in encouraging students to be critical of their education, build confidence and self-motivation, which should enable Architecture students' full engagement in a healthy teaching and learning environment.