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Dr Evangelia Chrysikou
  • Lecturer
  • Bartlett Real Estate Institute
  • Faculty of the Built Environment

Evangelia is a registered architect (ARB) and medical planner. She is among the few architects globally holding a PhD on healthcare architecture. She graduated from the architectural school of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) and immediately after conducted research together with the Prof of Psychiatry Dr Kandylis. She studied Healthcare Buildings Planning Management and Design at Medical Architecture Research Unit (MARU), London South Bank University (LSBU) and she holds her PhD in Architecture, with Title of Thesis: 'Architecture for the mentally ill: Analysis of therapeutic spaces for clients with severe conditions', from the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London (UCL).  
Evangelia is the author of the book 'Architecture for psychiatric environments and therapeutic spaces'. She is a healthcare architecture editor, reviewer of scientific publications and books and an active member of many several architectural and medical professional and scientific associations. She is also a TED-MED speaker.

Since June 2015, Evangelia is a Senior Research Fellow at UCL, as Chief Investigator of the PEMETH project ( European Commission Marie Curie Individual Fellowship - HORIZON 2020)

Research Summary
Evangelia's research interests include research findings into mental health, architecture for Health and Welfare, medical planning and accessibility, on welfare and wellness facilities, autism, healthcare, on medical architecture innovation, medical tourism planning and design of tourism facilities. Her extensive research applies in several countries of the world (UK, France, Belgium, Greece, Middle East etc). She has also been involved in research schemes in several countries such as New Zealand, Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, UK and the Middle East. 
Her architecture and extensive research has received prestigious international awards (Singapore 2009, Kuala Lumpur 2012, Brisbane 2013, Birmingham 2014, London 2014). 
Evangelia has also advised professional bodies, such as the Hellenic Secretary of Health. She is the author of the new National Guidelines for mental health facilities in the community.  
She is Director at the Fraternity of Chians 'Korais' in Greece and member of the Board of Directors of the Scholars' Association of the Onassis Foundation. 

Academia.Edu page: http://ucl.academia.edu/EvangeliaChrysikouPhD
Creative Communities Group page: http://www.ccguk.org/d/Dr_Evangelia_Chrysikou
ResearchGate page: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Evangelia_Chrysikou2
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/synthesis.architects
Facebook Design for Mental Health page: https://www.facebook.com/Design-for-mental-health-601952003240449/?fref=ts

Teaching Summary

Evangelia has been teaching at medical and architectural schools in Greece, London (MARU) and the Middle East, such as the medical school of Alexandroupolis and the Medical School of Democritus University (DUTH, Greece) at the postgraduate course of Hygiene and Safety. She has also acted as the Briefing and Evaluation module co-ordinator for the Msc Planning Buildings for Health at MARU LSBU in 2012-2013. 

JUN-2016 – JUN-2019 Inclusive Urban and Rural Communities on AHA Action Group D4 - Age Friendly Environment European Commission, United Kingdom
2015 Policy maker-national guidelines on mental health facilities   Hellenic Republic, Greece
2014 – 2015 Invited Lecturer Master's Degree in Integrated Design HIT - Holon Institute of Technology, United Kingdom
2012 – 2013 Module Coordinator at Msc Planning Buildings for Health Medical Architecture Research Unit London South Bank University, United Kingdom
2009 – 2013 Lecturer at Msc: Healthcare Facilities Hygiene and Safety   Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
2006 – 2013 Consultant   Epavlis Real Estate, Greece
2005 Founder and owner of SynThesis Architects   SynThesis Architects, Greece
1997 – 1998 Architect   Mobidec, Greece
Academic Background
2011 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Architecture University College London
1999 MA Master of Arts – Health Buildings: Planning, Management and Design, Medical Architecture Research Unit (MARU) London South Bank University
1997 Dip. Diploma – Architecture Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
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