Dr Francesca Lanz
Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture
What area does your research focus on?
My background is in Architecture with a subject specialism in Interior Architecture. However, today my expertise extends more widely, spanning across different disciplines ranging from interior architecture, critical heritage and museum studies. My research interest notably revolves around the role of the built heritage and museums in contemporary societies with key attention to neglected heritages and difficult memories and stories.
What are the other key aspects of your role?
In addition to teaching Interior Architecture within level 5 and 6 design studios theory I am also involved in mentoring PhD candidates in various capacities including academic tutor, principal supervisor, and subject expert. I am an active researcher, publishing and conducting funded research.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and I particularly love outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and sailing. There’s almost nothing I enjoy more than sharing a great meal with friends, where good food is complemented by engaging conversation and laughter.
What do you think you could particularly offer mentoring support with?
I can assist you in developing your career plan to ensure that your PhD journey aligns with your ambitions and expectations. Additionally, I can provide support with the methodological aspects of your work, academic skills, scholarly practices, and critical thinking.