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Carol Robertson is a registered architect and lecturer who has been engaged in education and practice for over 20 years. Following studies in Scotland, Denmark and the USA Carol worked as a project architect in London, responsible for a range of projects including affordable housing, urban regeneration, community arts and small scale residential. She now teaches full-time in Architecture & Urban Planning, having joined part-time in 2006.

Carol is a Lead Examiner for the Architects Registration Board Part 1 and Part 2 prescribed examinations, and contributes to the Live Projects Network, an online resource which aims to promote the use of live projects in education and share best practice through building relationships between students, educators, clients, practitioners and researchers. Carol also writes and presents conference papers on low energy architecture which develop themes explored in the design studio.


Carol contributes to teaching, course development and assessment across all levels of the M.Arch course. Primary responsibilities include acting as Undergraduate Admissions Co-ordinator, MArch Part 1 Programme Leader and MArch Year 1 Programme Co-ordinator, while also being involved in Internationalisation through overseas recruitment activities and our joint degree programme. Carol’s outreach activities include the curation of public exhibitions and the development of workshops and design activities for school pupils.

Carol holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her Postgraduate studies investigated peer learning, reflective learning, and live projects in architectural education through research, analysis and assessment of current teaching practice.