Branka Dimitrijevic

Professor

Personal Statement

Branka Dimitrijevic is Professor of Architecture and Director of Knowledge Exchange at the Department of Architecture at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. She holds an MSc in Revitalisation of Architectural and Urban Heritage and a PhD in History of Architecture. Branka has taught history of architecture, evaluation and reuse of architectural and urban heritage, sustainable building design and urban planning, and integration of low carbon infrastructure systems at the universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, United Kingdom, and as Visiting Professor at universities in Italy.

Branka is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal on Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development and a referee for the journals Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Systems, Land Use Policy, International Journal for Sustainable Built Environment, Journal of Clinical Research and Governance, Buildings, Construction and Building Materials,  Sustainable Cities and Society, Energy Policy, Engineering SustainabilityFacilities and SPATIUM. Branka has been a referee for research applications submitted to Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation; Ministry of Sciences, Serbia; NESTA, UK; Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), Cardiff City Council, UK; and assesses the applications submitted to Innovate UK. Branka also assessed research outputs submitted to the Italian Evaluation of Research Quality Exercise.

Branka has established strong links with the construction sector in particular and across engineering professions through a series of multi-institutional knowledge exchange projects since 2000: Network of Construction Creativity Clubs, Centre for the Built Environment, Scottish Construction Centre, CIC Start Online and Mainstreaming Innovation, funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Scottish Government. They attracted over 6,000 delegates at live events and over 3,600 members of online projects. Branka’s  other key professional engagements include membership in Scottish Construction Forum (2009-2012), the Boards of Scottish Sustainable Development Forum (2010-2013) and Architecture+Design Scotland (2010-2014), and the 2020 Climate Group (since 2012). 

Branka has developed the proposal for and led the establishment of the Flexible Learning Centre (FLC) at the Faculty of Engineering which was launched in November 2016. Branka has led the production of the online CPD courses published by the FLC on ‘Social Benefits of Innovative Lighting’ and 'Decision-making for Place Making'.  

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    Research areas

  • Architecture, Urban Design, urban regeneration, history of architecture
  1. Sustainable reuse of modern movement heritage buildings: problems and solutions in Scotland and Italy

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  2. From transition towns to smart cities: opportunities and challenges

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Activities

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  1. Sustainable Development of Glasgow

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

  2. KLABS project workshop

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

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Projects

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  1. BRE Framework Collaboration / S130160-107

    Project: Research - Internally AllocatedResearch (Internally Allocated)

  2. Flexible Learning Centre

    Project: Consultancy by UniversityKnowledge Exchange

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