Masters in Advanced Architectural Studies, University of Sheffield
PhD in Climatic Responsive Design, State Scholarships Foundation of Greece
Elena is a registered architect both in the UK and Greece. She has a special research interest in sustainable design and urban regeneration, building monitoring, simulation and post-occupancy evaluation and has presented her research on the subject and lectured in various institutions in Europe, the Middle East and South America. Within her area of expertise she has published articles and has presented papers in international conferences. Her interest in the environment led her to studies at the University of Sheffield, which focused on passive cooling techniques. As a scholar of the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece, she completed a PhD in the area of climatic responsive design and occupant comfort.
Elena taught at the University of Portsmouth for five years. Projects in her courses included the Eco-House Live Project and co-ordinated units on the subject of Sustainable Development. She also acted as the director of the MSc Sustainable Architecture and Environment course and has supervised more than 20 MSc projects. While at Portsmouth, she successfully completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in UK, and is a Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy. She is currently an independent environmental consultant. As an architect and environmentalist she is able to draw on her understanding of sustainable approaches to design from different cultures with a view to establishing a best practice dependent upon climatic conditions.