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Helen O’Connor

Helen O’Connor is head of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Dundee. She began teaching part-time in the school shortly after achieving her Part 3 qualification, combining teaching with practice (Architectural and Exhibition Design) for several years before taking a full-time position with the University of Dundee in 1999.

Helen focuses on architecture studio teaching, and has designed and taught modules at all levels of the Architecture course, including leading a masters level studio in material culture and practice. She also lectures and runs short projects on this aspect of architectural theory and practice in the undergraduate course. Building on her experience in academic quality assurance as learning and teaching lead for the school, she developed, and is currently leading the jointly accredited (ARB and RTPI) Masters in Architecture with Urban Planning.

She has acted as external examiner at Portsmouth and Greenwich schools of Architecture in the past, and is currently appointed to this role at Birmingham City University and at Liverpool John Moores.

Annual Register of Interests 2017

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University of Dundee – full time employee; Birmingham City University – external examiner; Liverpool John Moores University – external examiner; LJRH architects – spouse is a partner

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