Professor Karim Hadjri

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Karim Hadjri is a professor in Architecture at the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, UK. Karim is an architect with a Master of Philosophy and a Doctor of Philosophy in housing studies completed at the Joint Centre for Urban Design at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK. He has worked as a scholar in the United Kingdom (Queen’s University Belfast), UAE and Saudi Arabia, and managed academic units and research centres in both Cyprus and Colombia. He has been teaching architecture and urban design at undergraduate and postgraduate levels since 1993. Karim’s research explores the influence of the built environment on various user groups, including people with physical, sensory and cognitive impairments. His current research is concerned with the challenges of designing age-friendly environments, as well as enabling environments particularly for people with dementia. Karim has led and contributed to over thirty research projects worldwide since 1992. He currently supervises several PhD students examining ageing and accessibility related topics.

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