Maria Dimitriou is a PhD candidate in Kent School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Kent, conducting research on Industrial Heritage Management, Architectural Conservation and Urban Regeneration. She received a Diploma Degree in Architecture Engineering from the University of Thessaly in Greece, and a Master of Advanced Studies in Housing from the ETH Zurich in Switzerland.

During the academic year 2016-17, apart from conducting her research, she was also responsible for teaching Heritage Studies in the University of Kent as an Assistant Lecturer. Following Maria’s academic career, she has a wide experience of working or studying in higher education environment and an understanding of examination processes.

Recently (September 2014 – June 2015), Maria had experience as an Intern/Project Management Assistant at the Urban Planning Department, City of Zurich in Switzerland. She contributed to projects implementing consultation practices in Planning and Development. In particular, she was in charge of developing and improving approaches and techniques in respect of the land-use planning, development decision-making and policy development process. Prior to this, Maria has worked as an architect in both Germany and Greece and has got involved in a number of projects, architectural competitions and design workshops.

Research interests

PhD Title

Transformation of Industrial Heritage: The Case of Volos, Greece


During the academic year 2016-17 Maria was an Assistant Lecturer teaching Heritage Studies (with Internship-CL702) in the Department of Classical and Archaeological Studies University of Kent and replacing the Senior Lecturer in all responsibilities.


First Supervisor: Dr Nikolaos Karydis
Second Supervisor: Dr Sophia Labadi
Supervisory Chair: Professor Gordana Fontana-Giusti

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