Dr. Julia Wedel

Julia Wedel is an architect and Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Oxford Brookes University. She holds a PhD in Architecture and an MA from the same institution, and currently leads the MA in International Architectural Regeneration and Development.

Having obtained her RIBA Parts I, II and III at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, Julia was in architectural practice with Ian Ritchie Architects and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, among others, from 2001-09, working on a range of environmental, educational, transport and international development projects.

At Oxford Brookes University, Julia is a member of the Place, Culture and Identity research group. Julia’s teaching focuses on design in existing contexts and the intersection of heritage and urban resilience, with a particular interest in methodological challenges. She supervises MA and PhD students.

Julia’s research interests lie in the field of resilience studies. She explores how people interact with volatile environments and contexts of scarce resources and how the concept of resilience can be employed to enable successful livelihood making in such contexts; and how the concept of resilience can be engaged with in design and pedagogical contexts.