Dr Evangelia Chrysikou is Lecturer at the Bartlett Real Estate Institute UCL, Program Leader at the MSc Healthcare Facilities and medical architect, registered in Greece and the UK. She specializes in healthcare facilities including environments for people across the lifespan holding a rare PhD on mental health facilities from UCL. She is coordinator of an EC European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) Commitment and Coordinator on D4 Action Group. Her research and architecture on therapeutic environments has received prestigious international awards (Singapore 2009, Kuala Lumpur 2012, Brisbane 2013, Birmingham 2014, London 2014, Vienna 2017).
Her research on ageing, mental health, accessibility and mental health, autism, social inclusion, healthcare, welfare and wellness facilities, medical architecture, medical tourism planning spans in several countries of the world (UK, France, Belgium, Greece, Middle East, Japan, New Zealand etc.). Parallel activities in architecture include teaching at medical and architectural schools in Athens, London (MARU) and the Middle East, involvement in research schemes (including a Marie Curie H2020 Individual Fellowship from the European Commission with the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL) and advisory for professional bodies. Evangelia has been involved in consultancy and policy such as collaboration with the Greek Ministry of Health and the Centre of European Constitutional Law on legislation regarding mental health facilities. She is the author of the new national guidelines for mental health facilities in the community for Greece. Additionally, she authored the books ‘Architecture for Psychiatric Environments and Therapeutic Spaces’ & ‘The Social Invisibility of Mental Health Facilities’, a healthcare architecture editor, reviewer, active member of several professional and scientific associations and a TED-MED speaker. She is also Member of the Board at the Scholar’s Association Onassis Foundation.