Amer Alwarea

Head of Innovation

  • Professional Services, Research Team
  • Research
Dr Amer Alwarea

Amer leads the Knowledge Exchange and Impact team, promoting collaboration and engagement between academia and stakeholders in the private, public and third sectors, and aiming to showcase the benefits that research can bring to society.

Dr Amer Alwarea


Amer joined UCA in 2019 after previous research and academic administrative roles at UCL as an award-winning Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) Associate and a Research Fellow at Place Alliance.

He has also undertaken his own research and international consultancy in the Middle East, China, and Africa, on the topic of sustainable development, urban planning, and design. He holds a PhD in Planning and Architecture from the University of Dundee (2016), MSc in the Sustainability of the Built Environment (2012), MA in City Planning (2007), and B.Arch in Architecture (2005).


Alwarea, A. Carmona, M., 2020., consultancy report, 5 years of Place Alliance consultancy report.

Carmona, M, et,al., 2020, A Housing Design Audit For England, Place Alliance, London;

Alwarea, A, and Marjanovic, L, and McLennan, P, and Kwok, Chris., 2017, Technology Performance Assessment for office buildings – A case experience from a knowledge transfer partnership project, Journal of Facility Management, Tu Wien University, Vienna, Austria. ISSN 2415-1858.

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Amer holds accreditation as a Charted Management Institute, Management and Leadership (Level 5), BREEAM Accredited Professional and a Qualified BIM Level 2 information manager.