Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem is an architect and Professor of architecture at the Nottingham Trent University. He leads the University’s World-leading Global Heritage Research. With over 20 years of experience in architectural practice & education, Professor Abdelmonem led design studios and BSc Courses at Queen’s University Belfast, University of Sheffield, and University of Wolverhampton. Professor Abdelmonem advises several governments and international organisations on aspects of sustainable heritage preservation, urban planning and design. He has led several International Consortium for The European Union, European Research Council (FP7), The Government of the Republic of Ireland, Japan Foundation, Research Councils UK (RCUK), and the Heritage Lottery Fund. His projects delivered impactful research and government policies that altered professional and official attitudes in leading sustainable planning for both urban contexts, Local Area Plans and Heritage preservation.
Gamal’s research work received the IASTE Biennale’s Jeffrey Cook Award (2014) for his scholarly research on traditional urban environments. His books received international acclaim for novel interpretation of urban heritage that progressed the understanding of the modern city’s everyday life. His books include “The Architecture of Home in Cairo: Social-spatial practice of the Hawari’s everyday life” (Routledge, 2016) “Peripheries: Edge Conditions in Architecture” (Routledge 2012), “Portrush: Architecture for the North Irish Coast” (Ulster Tatler 2013), and currently working on two further manuscripts: “Architecture, Space and Memory of Resurrection in Northern Ireland” (Routledge 2018). Professor Abdelmonem was a visiting Professor at the Royal College of Arts, London and the University of California at Berkeley. He sits on several research advisory boards, editorial boards and International Conferences. He is an Expert Assessor to several Research Councils in the UK and Abroad. He has published numerous papers in leading academic journals.