Urban form and transformation; cultural context of urban design and planning, pedagogocal innovations for learning and communicating urban design, green networks and mobility systems in developing countries.
PhD thesis: Philippine Cultural Identity and Traditional Settlements in Development:Coming to terms with cultural diversity in a nation-state. Diverse Philippine cultures responding to local, regional, national and global movements in development using oral and visual research methodologies.
MA Arch with distinction: Cultural Sustainability and Development in the Buddhist nations of Bhutan and Burma
Diploma in Architecture with distinction: Vernacular architecture in development; natural hazards and traditional building; anthropology of shelter; philosophy and theory of vernacular architecture
Research grants and awards
Architecture in Pakistan (2012) Teaching grant received from the Government of Pakistan and NED University, Pakistan
Youth participation in shaping the urban experience. Funded by UrbanBuzz (2009), UK
Developing urban design teachching package for A-levels Geography: Making Better Places. Funded by CABE (2006), UK
Urban Mobility: Social Equity, Environmental Sustainability and Economic Opportunities - An Inquiry by Design workshop / seminar for addrssing urban issues in Manila (2017)
Cycles of Change: Advocating for bicycle infrastructure for Manila (2016 to present)
Social movements for planning positive urban futures: A citizen based approach to planning. Baguio City, Philippines (2016)
Post-disaster assessment of urban recovery in Tacloban, Leyte (2015) Philippines
Papers in process
PRIVATE / PUBLIC: Negotiating urban spaces in the Asian megalopolis. Case Study: Manila. Research methods using visual anthropology
Ignored green networks as the hope for biodiversity in the great urban cities of the developing world. Case Study: Manila. Research methods using morphology and visual data of still images and video