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Dr Eirini Gallou, AFHEA (Associate fellow, HEA) is a Teaching Fellow for the Centre for Sustainable Development. Eirini has completed her PhD in ‘Sustainable heritage management in island contexts’, in UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage, BSEER. Her worked focuses on community engagement mechanisms and socio-institutional outcomes of participation, in the context of rural island communities, working with main case studies on the Orkney islands and worked as a policy social analyst for Historic England before joining Strathclyde.

Before that, she has worked in architectural and urban design in Netherlands and Belgium, as well as policy and practice in the highly interdisciplinary field of cultural heritage management in the UK as well as in her native Greece. Eirini is passionate about promoting collaborations to address sustainable development in an equitable way for all, through inclusive and transdisciplinary approaches. Eirini has experience in working for international and intergovernmental bodies that support capacity building for the protection of cultural and natural heritage and joined ICCROM’s flagship expert-targeted course ‘People centred-approaches to the Conservation of Nature and Culture’ in 2017. She’s excited to have moved to Scotland where she can support active learning approaches and the wider interdisciplinary teaching and research work of the Centre.



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Sustainable heritage management & community participation on island context: investigation of reciprocal links, UCL

31 Oct 201531 Jul 2019

Award Date: 6 Jan 2020

Master of Science, Architecture, urbanism and building sciences with TIDO specialism (Sustainability) (within RMIT-restoration, modification, intervention, transformation), TU Delft

Award Date: 28 Jun 2012

Master of Architecture, Architecture, Polytechnic Faculty, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Award Date: 17 Nov 2009


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