Professor Abdelmonem is Chair in Architecture and the Director of the Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage at Nottingham Trent University. Previously a Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Arts in London and the University of California at Berkeley, Gamal has led architecture studios, and taught history and theory courses at Queen’s University Belfast, Nottingham Trent University and the University of Sheffield with over 20 years of experience in architectural practice & education. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the 2014 recipient of the Jeffrey Cook Award of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE). Professor Abdelmonem’s research has informed the policy and practice of several governments and international organizations on aspects of sustainable living, architecture of home, heritage preservation, urban planning and design. His recent books include Peripheries: Edge Conditions in Architecture (Routledge 2012), The Architecture of Home in Cairo (Routledge, 2015), and Architecture, Space and Memory of Resurrection in Northern Ireland (Routledge 2019).