Rokhshid Ghaziani

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PhD projects

The self-funded projects to select for a PhD are as follows.
Post-pandemic primary school design: assessing the impacts of biophilia on wellbeing and resilience of children
The potential of biophilic design in schools for addressing the teenage dip in nature connectedness

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Personal profile


I am a Lecturer in Architecture and Interiors at School of Architecture, the University of Portsmouth. I have been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Affiliate Member of Royal Institute of British Architects. My research and teaching combine interests in educational spaces, biophilic design, participatory design, and architecture education.

I joined the University of Portsmouth in 2022, following 5 years of teaching at De Montfort University. Since 2005, I have taught a wide range of subjects for Architecture and Interior Design courses in various Schools of Architecture and Design. I have a Doctorate in Architecture, awarded by the University of Sheffield in 2009. I also obtained a MA in Interior Design, and a Master’s degree in Architecture.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

MA, Classroom Design, De Montfort University

Award Date: 1 Oct 2012

Ph.D., Children's and teachers' voices : a framework for school design, University of Sheffield

Award Date: 1 Jul 2009

PG Cert, Architecture Education (Design Studio), University of Sheffield

Award Date: 10 Jul 2007

MArch, Azad University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2001

External positions

PhD External Examiner, Université Laval


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