Dr. Jamileh Manoochehri is Associate Professor at the Leicester School of Architecture (LSA), De Montfort University. She is a qualified architect with nearly 20 years of experience in architectural practice, with an emphasis on housing. She has been teaching since 2003 and is currently Subject Head for Professional Studies and Programme Leader for Part 3 at LSA. Dr. Manoochehri is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and of RSA. She is a member of the Association of Professional Studies Advisors in Architecture and she has served on validation panels of RIBA nationally and internationally.
The focus of her research is on housing and has entailed the impact of ideology on the formation of social and housing policy in the UK, to the issues of social sustainability. Currently her research interest is in spatial agency and its relevance to housing. She runs the seminar group Housing and Dwelling at postgraduate level. Dr. Manoochehri’s teaching includes design studio in UG and PG levels, History and Theory and research, and she has been professional examiner at Oxford Brookes University and is currently examiner on the Part 3 course at the Bartlett School of Architecture.
She supervises several PhD students on topics mostly concerned with housing but also including cultural space and the urban environment, ranging from conditions in the UK, Taiwan, Nigeria and the Middle East.