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University of Lincoln
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About Amira Elnokaly

Dr Elnokaly is a Principal Lecturer in Architecture, Research Impact Lead and Research Unit of Assessment Coordinator for UOA-13 Architecture, Built Environment and Planning at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of Lincoln. Amira is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a chartered registered architect in Egypt since 1998 and a member of the AEA (Architects Egyptian Association). Dr Elnokaly held visiting, tenured and full-time posts at the University of Lincoln, University of Nottingham, University of Wolverhampton, Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Alexandria and Cairo University. Dr Elnokaly is the UK higher education representative at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) East midlands Regional Council Board since 2012, a board member of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) England. Dr Elnokaly expertise lies within the Sustainable Built Environment with almost two decades of teaching and learning experience and Sustainable Architecture consultancy in the Middle East and the UK. As part of her contributions to the Sustainable Development Agenda in Egypt and her role in empowering women in Science and Technology, Dr Elnokaly was awarded the prestigious ‘Egypt’s Presidents Award’ for significant Expatriates of Egypt Abroad as one of the most influential and impactful expatriate women in Science and technology in July 2017. Amira is a member of the RIBA East midlands Education Committee and is the Schools Student Engagement Lead. Prior to that she was the Program Leader of the MSc Sustainable Architectural Design and the Head of Technology/Sustainability in MArch (Part 2) and BArch (Part 1), and a design studio tutor. She has lead the Technology/Sustainability team at the School to enhance and develop a framework to the delivery of Technology and sustainability at the Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment. Having completed her PhD in 2005 at the University of Nottingham looking at environmental behaviour and energy efficiency of light weight structures, she has a vast interest in the environmental sustainability agenda and in 2008 received an Honoree award from the UNESCO - Environmental Education and Outreach Program (E3OP) - for effective role undertaken in spreading environmental awareness and global warming impact in the schools of Alexandria, Egypt. Dr Elnokaly is an active researcher and has secured many research funds from various funding bodies over the past few years including Research Councils; Technology Strategy Board (TSB); Innovate UK; Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP); British Council and Newton Musharafa funding. In 2016, she was awarded the University of Lincoln Teaching Excellence Award in recognition of her outstanding teaching and learning attributes and the positive impact she has had on the life of students at Lincoln. Her research interests are diverse but are related by a consistent concern with embracing a sustainable mind-set in the development of cities, building design and in architectural education. Dr Elnokaly’s research focuses on ecological and environmental sustainability within the Built Environment; Cultural Heritage; Smart and Eco-Cities. Amira has published on Sustainable Communities and Regeneration; Cultural Heritage and Conservation; Sustainable Architecture and Environmental Design of Buildings, the Application of CFD in Building Design, Renewable Energy Technology, and Architecture Design Studio Teaching addressing a wide spectrum of timely and pressing issues.

Department Responsibilities

I contribute to academic teaching across the school and play a leading role in the development and attainment of research and external income generation. I teach design studio, environmental design courses/lectures, supervise Masters and Research students. I work on a series of externally funded research projects. I provide support and mentoring for new staff and new researchers. I am the Courses and Curriculum Development Director at the School. Current Responsibilities: Member of the School Management Team School’s Research Impact Lead School UOA-13 Coordinator Student Engagement Lead Schools Internationalisation Lead University PhD viva chair Appraiser on the University of Lincoln Appraisal Scheme Teaching and Learning across the School Supervising PhD research students and PhD Channel Scheme Student PhD Internal Examiner Committees Membership Member of the College of Arts Academic Board Member of the College International Committee Member of School Research Committee Member of University Research Impact Committee Member of the College UOAs Coordinators Committee Member of University Race and Equality Charter Member of Athena Swan Committee Member of Program Leaders Forum

Subject Specialism

Design Studio; Architecture Design; Technology; Sustainable and Environmental Design; Cultural Heritage; Social and Cultural Sustainability; Eco-cities and Urban Regeneration


  • ILM Level 5 in Leadership and Management — 2017
  • PGCE, (Postgraduate Certificate of Higher Education) (2014) University of Lincoln — 2014
  • Ph.D. Architecture (2005) School of the Built Environment, Institute of Architecture and Building Te — 2005
  • B.Sc. Architecture (1998), First Class Honors, Cairo University, Egypt — 1998


  • Pertinent and Most Influential Expatriates of Egypt Abroad in STEM — President of Egypt - Ministry of Emigration and Expatriates,
  • Teaching Excellence Award — University of Lincoln ,
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy – Certificate Award — Higher Education Academy ,
  • UNESCO programme Award of Excellence for Role Played in Environmental Awareness — UNESCO- E3OP ,
  • British Chevening achievement Award for Research Students — British Council ,
  • Graduation Project Achievement award- 1st Project Award — Cairo University ,
  • Award of Excellence: Award of excellence for achieving BSc/ MArch Architecture Degree First class with Honour — Cairo University ,
  • Award of Achievement: Honored by “Cairo University–Faculty of Engineering” A cumulative rate (5 years) of appreciation: First Class Honour — Cairo University ,

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Degree Responsibilities

  • Program Leader - BSc Architectural Science and Technology — 2018 to Present
  • Program Leader - MSc Sustainable Architectural Design — 2011 to 2017
  • Head of Technology / Environmental Design - MArch (Hons) Architecture — 2011 to 2016
  • Technology/Sustainability Subject Director - BArch and MArch (Part 1 and 2) Architecture — 2011 to 2016
  • Head of Technology / Environmental Design - BArch (Hons) Architecture — 2008 to 2014

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