Lora Nicolaou (Phd) Academic qualifications: Dip. Arch, MSc Arch, MA UD, Phd Professional Qualifications: ARB (UK), TEE (Greece), ETEK (Cyprus), MRTPI (UK) LMN Design, Assistant Professor – Frederick University. Lora Nicolaou is an architect, with postgraduate work in urban design and she is qualified as a town planner in Cyprus, Greece and the UK. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Frederick University, in the Department of Architecture of the School of Engineering. She was the Director of Urban Strategies at DEGW (London) (1998-2009) with a design and research portfolio in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands. In parallel she held the positions of the Head of Research for the Urban Renaissance Institute (URI) at the University of Greenwich, UK (2004-2010). Lora also taught at Coventry Polytechnic (1987) Oxford Brookes University (Joint Centre for Urban Design), in a part-time senior lectureship (1989-2000) and the University of Cyprus in 2011. She has established her own design practice, specialized in strategic briefing, masterplanning and planning policy research consultancy. Her particular interest is the interpretation of user’s needs & preferences in a way that can intelligently inform building design and integrated development strategies.