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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am willing to supervise PhD research related to codesign methods, participatory design methods, design thinking, participatory urbanism, architectural pedagogy and place-based climate change adaptation planning.


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Personal profile


As a Lecturer in Architecture at Queen’s University Belfast, an ARB registered architect and a Fellow of the HEA, my responsibilities involve serving as the BSc Programme Director, teaching modules in architectural design and theory, supervising MArch dissertation projects and PhD students, and conducting research in the areas of codesign methods, ecotopian design fictions, urban interventionist practices and climate change adaptation of the built environment. In 2018, I created the award-winning pedagogical experience, Public CoLab. This is an intensive week-long workshop, in January, where small teams of architecture students partner with subject experts and external collaborators to understand a particularly pertinent spatial phenomenon in Northern Ireland. I have been instrumental in helping our school address the climate emergency, by way of creating and facilitating climate literacy training for all of our staff and stage 1 students and by guiding the integration of this agenda into all modules on the BSc programme.

My overall aim, which I seek to achieve through a number of research, education and citizenship activities, is to tackle the ecological crisis through the codesign of place-based, spatial, context specific and environmentally beneficial solutions.


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Research Output

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    Drawing on Thick Descriptions in Architectural Pedagogy

    Flood, N., 31 Dec 2019, In : Irish Journal of Anthropology. 22, 1, p. 328-335

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Integrating a Climate Change Adaptation Agenda into Architectural Education

    Flood, N., 08 Feb 2019, (Accepted) Conference Proceedings of the fifth international peer reviewed conference of the Association of Architectural Educators. 10 p.

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

  • Managing and facilitating small group projects: Examples from the disciplines: Architecture, Dr Nuala Flood and colleagues at Queen's University Belfast

    Flood, N., 2019, Small Group Teaching: Tutorials, Seminars and Workshops. Exley, K., Dennick, R. & Fisher, A. (eds.). Routledge, p. 173-176 3 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

    Open Access


    Alistair MCCabe Travel Scholarship

    Flood, Nuala (Recipient), 01 Jun 2001

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Nomination for Staff Excellence Award - Community Engagement

    Flood, Nuala (Recipient), 06 Dec 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    QUB Team Teaching Award

    Flood, Nuala (Recipient), 01 Jun 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Queen's Annual Fund Award (£1800)

    Flood, Nuala (Recipient), 20 Jan 2015

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Staff Performance Award

    Flood, Nuala (Recipient), 07 Dec 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    Public CoLab 2020 - Climate Change Narratives in Belfast

    Nuala Flood (Organiser), & Don Duncan (Organiser)

    13 Jan 202017 Jan 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Unleaded Water: A Feminist Tracing of Belfast’s Lead Environment-Body Network

    Tristan Sturm (Advisor), & Nuala Flood (Advisor)

    06 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    School of Natural and Built Environment Annual Education Away Day

    Nuala Flood (Presenter), & Tristan Sturm (Presenter)

    18 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Architecture at Queen's Annual Away Day

    Nuala Flood (Organiser)

    28 Jun 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesHosting a delegation or group

    Launch of the Climate Emergency Declaration by Architecture at Queen's

    Nuala Flood (Speaker)

    23 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation