Lara Alshawawreh

Lara Alshawawreh

Miss Lara Alshawawreh

Enhanced Associate & Research Assistant

Biography

Lara studied for a bachelor degree in Architectural Engineering at the University of Jordan, Jordan (2006 to 2011). She then worked in various roles including architectural practice, two NGO’s and in a university as a teacher assistant. As a result of this work her focus has moved towards humanitarian issues within the built environment. She then was awarded a Jordanian scholarship to study MSc in Architectural Technology and Building Performance at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, UK. She graduated in 2015 with Distinction and has since been awarded again a Jordanian PhD scholarship to study at Edinburgh Napier University.

The focus of her research relates to Architecture of Emergencies in the Middle East. Her primary aim is to introduce a ‘Transitional shelter design criteria’ for the Middle East and apply it into a proposed design outline that can be part of a future ‘shelter process’ in order to help fulfil the societal, cultural and building technology needs of refugees and displaced populations. This work will provide the keystone towards innovative designs and construction technologies to support the rehabilitation process for such scenarios.

Esteem

Conference Activity

  • Principal's Research Excellence Award
  • Best Paper Award in the 19th International Conference on Humanitarian Aid and Service

 

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6 results

Qualifying the Sustainability of Novel Designs and Existing Solutions for Post-Disaster and Post-Conflict Sheltering

Journal Article
Alshawawreh, L., Alshawawreh, L., Pomponi, F., Pomponi, F., D'Amico, B., D’Amico, B., …Guthrie, P. (2020)
Qualifying the Sustainability of Novel Designs and Existing Solutions for Post-Disaster and Post-Conflict Sheltering. Sustainability, 12(3), https://doi.org/10.3390/su12030890
During the course of 2018, 70.8 million people globally were forcibly displaced due to natural disasters and conflicts—a staggering increase of 2.9 million people compared to ...

Post-Disaster Post-Conflict Emergency Shelters: A Holistic Approach

Presentation / Conference
D'Amico, B., Pomponi, L., Montaruli, M., Alshawawreh, L., Snaddon, S., Moghayedi, A., …Pomponi, F. (2019, September)
Post-Disaster Post-Conflict Emergency Shelters: A Holistic Approach. Poster presented at RISE Awards 2019
The constrained environment dominating Post-disaster Post-sheltering design solutions often results in a lack of consideration of sustainability and social dimensions. Neglect...

Architecture of emergencies in the Middle East: Proposed shelter design criteria

Thesis
Alshawawreh, L. Architecture of emergencies in the Middle East: Proposed shelter design criteria. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2005914
The number of displaced individuals has been significantly increasing globally during the past decade, reaching over 68 million by end of 2017. The Syrian conflict in the Midd...

Sustainability of post-disaster and post-conflict sheltering in Africa: What matters?

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., Moghayedi, A., Alshawawreh, L., D'Amico, B., & Windapo, A. (2019)
Sustainability of post-disaster and post-conflict sheltering in Africa: What matters?. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 20, 140-150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spc.2019.06.007
Africa is the continent with the highest number of displaced people due to wars, humanitarian crises, resource scarcity, and extreme climate events. Post-disaster and post-con...

Sheltering animals in refugee camps

Journal Article
Alshawawreh, L. (2018)
Sheltering animals in refugee camps. Forced Migration Review, 58,

Assessing the Sheltering Response in the Middle East: Studying Syrian Camps in Jordan

Journal Article
Alshawawreh, L., Smith, R. S., & B. Wood, J. (2017)
Assessing the Sheltering Response in the Middle East: Studying Syrian Camps in Jordan. Proceedings of the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 4(8), 1881-1887
This study focuses on the sheltering response in the Middle East, specifically through reviewing two Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, involving Zaatari and Azraq. Zaatari camp ...

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