Dr Jamileh Manoochehri
Job: Associate Professor
Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities
School/department: Leicester School of Architecture
Research group(s): Architectural History, Theory, and Criticism
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH
T: +44 (0)116 257 7418
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.
Research group affiliations
- Architectural History, Theory, and Criticism
- Emerging research group Environment at the Leicester School of Architecture
Research on ideology, social values and housing; and architecture as the spatial manifestations of cultural and social relations.
Areas of teaching
- Architectural design,
- History and Theory of architecture,
- Housing and social policy
- AA Diploma
- RIBA Part III
- PhD in Social Housing and Policy
Architecture BA (Hons), All levels
Membership of external committees
- External Examiner for Part III at Oxford Brookes University
- Membership on RIBA (professional body) Validation Panel
Membership of professional associations and societies
- Member of Royal Institute of British Architects
- ARB Registered Architect (Architects’ Registration Board)
- Member of the Architectural Association
Paper submitted to Sustainability Conference in Hanoi in 2003
Private architectural consultancy
Current research students
My book: Politics of Social Housing has been given a 4* rating.
The Politics of Social Housing in Britain