PhD (UNSW), MArch, BArch
Fatemeh is currently an Associate Lecturer (Ed-focused) in the program of Landscape Architecture and a Research Associate in the City Futures Research Centre. Her area of research interest is children’s environments. She has the experience of designing and researching school environments with a particular interest in inclusive school design and participatory methodologies in research with children. She holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales in Environment-Behaviour research and her Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture from the University of Tehran, Iran. Her PhD project explores the role of in-between spaces within outdoor school environments in children’s expression of agency.
Since 2015, Fatemeh tutored students in both elective and core courses, run by the Faculty of Built Environment in different programs including City Planning, Urban Development and Design, Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Prior to her PhD studies, she was a research assistant working on low-energy schools and the context and design of traditional schools in Iran. She has a couple of years of experience in practice in Hermpey Consulting Engineering as a landscape architect.
Apr 2021 - present: Multiple projects at CFRC
Sep 2020 - Dec 2020: Housing and the Economy: Scenarios for Australia to 2025 and 2045 (Research Assistant)
Jul 2019- Dec 2019 Fair Play: Exploring the Benefits of Structured and Unstructured Play for Equity in Education (Research Fellow)
Apr 2019 - Nov 2019: The Application of Public Participation GIS for Understanding Children's Liveable Local Streets (Research Assistant)
Jun 2018 - Feb 2019: EEDMN BASIX: Mapping the Decision-Making Processes to Identify Barriers and Drivers to Meet or Exceed the BASIX Requirements of New Builds, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and CRC for Low Carbon Living (Research Fellow)
Feb 2014 - Feb 2018: The Role of In-between Spaces within Outdoor School Environments in Children’s Expression of Agency, Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales (Doctoral thesis)
Sep 2013 - Nov 2013: Low-energy schools in Iran, Jihad Research Centre, College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran (Research Assistant)
Feb 2011 - Feb 2012: The Design of a School Complex in Semnan with the Approach of Collaborative Learning, College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran and Organization for Development (Research Assistant)
BEIL0005 - People, Place and Design
BENV2930 - Living Architecture: Green Roofs and Green Walls