The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

Dr Evangelia Chrysikou

Dr Evangelia Chrysikou

Associate Professor

Bartlett Real Estate Institute

The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

Joined UCL
1st Aug 2017

Research summary

Evangelia's research on mental health, architecture for Health and Welfare, medical planning and accessibility, ageing, welfare and wellness facilities, autism, healthcare, medical architecture innovation, medical tourism planning and design of tourism facilities spans in several countries of the world (UK, France, Belgium, Greece, Middle East, Japan, New Zealand etc.).

Her work on therapeutic environments has received prestigious international awards (Singapore 2009, Kuala Lumpur 2012, Brisbane 2013, Birmingham 2014, London 2014, Vienna 2017, London 2019).

She is the author of the new National Guidelines for mental health facilities in the community and she has consulted, on behalf of the EC, the Hellenic Ministry of Health and the Centre of European Constitutional Law on legislation regarding mental health facilities. 

Currently, she is the PI/Host Representative of a Marie Curie H2020 project, Co-I of a Researcher Links Workshop Grant under the Newton Fund in collaboration with China and PI on a UCL Grand Challenges of Human Wellbeing.

She led the Bartlett Real Estate consultancy for Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust for the redevelopment of the St Pancras Hospital, the consultancy from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs with IAFOR Research Centre, Osaka University (PI) on Emergency Response to Infectious Disease Outbreak on Cruise Ships and currently, the Consultancy through UCLC for the delivery of the modules ‘Health Systems, Services and Technologies’, ‘Health Services: Primary Care’ and ‘Health Services: Hospitals and Complex Facilities’ of the MSc Healthcare Facilities for The Authority for Reconstruction with Changes of the Government of Peru in collaboration with Arup Project, on behalf of the UK Government. 

Academia.Edu page: http://ucl.academia.edu/EvangeliaChrysikouPhD

Creative Communities Group page: http://www.ccguk.org/d/Dr_Evangelia_Chrysikou

ResearchGate page: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Evangelia_Chrysikou2

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/synthesis.architects

Facebook Design for Mental Health page: https://www.facebook.com/Design-for-mental-health-601952003240449/?fref=ts

Teaching summary

Evangelia is the Program Director of the MSc Healthcare Facilities at the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction. She has been teaching at medical and architectural schools in Greece, London (MARU) and the Middle East, such as the Medical School of Democritus University (DUTH, Greece) at the postgraduate course of Hygiene and Safety. She has also acted as the Briefing and Evaluation module co-ordinator for the Msc Planning Buildings for Health at MARU LSBU in 2012-2013.


Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow | 2020
University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2011
London South Bank University
Other higher degree, Master of Arts | 1999
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Diploma | 1997


Evangelia is Associate Professor at The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, Program Director of the MSc Healthcare Facilities, and a medical architect. She is also Vice-President of the Urban Health Section (EUPHA) and RIBA Chartered Member. Member of the newly established National Accessibility Authority in Greece by invitation from the Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis. She specialises in healthcare facilities, holding a rare PhD on mental health facilities from UCL and a very prestigious Marie Curie H2020 Individual Fellowship. She has been actively involved in policymaking, being Coordinator on D4 Action Group of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) of the European Commission (EC). Evangelia authored the national guidelines for mental health facilities in the community for Greece on behalf of the European Union. Additionally, she authored the books ‘Architecture for psychiatric environments and therapeutic spaces’ and ‘The social invisibility of mental health facilities’, is a healthcare architecture editor, reviewer, active member of several professional and scientific associations and TED-MED speaker.