Professor Hisham Elkadi is the Dean & Chair of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Salford. Prior to his appointment, he was HoS at Deakin University, Australia, HoS and the University of Ulster, and Head of Programme at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. His research is in sustainable urban regeneration and smart communities. He was one of the founders of GIS research in UK (Regional Research Lab, Liverpool 1987). He has attracted a number of funded projects amount to £20M with funded projects from ERDF, AHRC, EU FP6 NoE, EU UIA and Peace programme, Australia and UK Government funds, BC Newton programmes and many others.
Hisham has been involved in smart cities and urban regeneration research in England, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Vietnam, Spain, the Philippines, Pakistan and Australia. He has been involved in outreach urban initiatives with the local and international communities for in England, Italy, Turkey, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Australia. He initiated and led community-based projects such as ‘up the wall’ in London Derry, a founder member of World Association Towards the Protection of Cultural Heritage (WATCH) in Rome, and VISION2 in Geelong (Aus). His appointment to the Ministry Advisory Group for the Built Environment in Northern Ireland, and a board member of the Greater Manchester of Low Carbon Board are recognitions of his commitment to regeneration of inner cities. Having a wealth of successful experience as a researcher and research leader, Hisham is well qualified to create an effective and successful research culture through fostering research collaborations, establishing research partnerships, and community engagement projects.
Hisham has successfully recruited and supervised a large number of research students with excellent completion rates (25+). He is regularly invited as external examiner at many Universities including Harvard GSD, the University of Toronto, Edinburgh, Newcastle (Australia), and many others. Hisham has a large number of publications (140+), 5 books, and graduated 19 Ph.D. students. His recent projects include ERDF Energy House 2 (£19M), AHRC MOVE project (£234K), Geelong Urban Food Hub (2014), Victoria State Government ($108,000), Development of an Ecological Spine and 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 ($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, (€ 4.9M). Apart from 2 projects (UIA IGNITION and AHRC MOVE), his recent projects would be finalized by October 2019.
One of the main objectives he has set for himself is to build capacity for Global engagement and partnershipswithin the immediate community as well as internationally, with all levels of governmentand relevant professional bodies. To this end, he has been extensively involved in building external relationships and outreach urban regeneration programmes. Hisham has been recently appointed as an Honorary Professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, Taylor University in Malaysia, and Portsmouth University in UK. He has been a Visiting Fellow at University College London and Harvard School of Design.