Areas of Expertise
Age-friendly design, Equity and inclusion, Research
I am Lecturer in Urban design and Planning at the University of Manchester, UK.
I completed my PhD research - on ‘healthy urban planning: the influence of the built environment on older adults’ outdoor walking’ - at the Faculty for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, the Netherlands. I was granted a European Union Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for doing this research. I have my Master’s Degree in Urban Design and my Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering. As an accredited architect and urban designer, I professionally worked (for five years) on several architecture and urban design projects in a Consulting Engineers in Tehran, Iran.
I am interested in multidisciplinary urban issues and I have done research on healthy urban design and planning, walkability and sustainability, social and spatial inequalities, and age-friendly city. I have published journal papers (please have a look at my Google Scholar account) and I have contributed in projects (e.g., a report for DEFRA) and several international conferences. I won the best paper award in ‘Healthy Design International 2019’.