Branka Dimitrijevic is Professor of Architecture and Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange at the Department of Architecture at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. She holds an MSc in Revitalisation of Architectural and Urban Heritage and a PhD in History of Architecture. Branka has taught history of architecture, evaluation and reuse of architectural and urban heritage, sustainable building design and urban planning, and integration of low carbon infrastructure systems at the universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, United Kingdom, and as Visiting Professor at universities in Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia..
Branka is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal on Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, International Journal of Architectural Research, Sustainability of Culture and Heritage (a section of Sustainability), Urban and Regional Planning, and Arhitektura i Urbanizam, and a referee for 17 other internetaional journals. Branka has been a referee for research applications submitted to EUREKA: Eurostars; Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation; Ministry of Sciences, Serbia; NESTA, UK; Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), Cardiff City Council, UK; and assesses the applications submitted to Innovate UK. Branka also assessed research outputs submitted to the Italian Evaluation of Research Quality Exercise.
Branka has established strong links with the construction sector in particular and across engineering professions through a series of multi-institutional knowledge exchange projects since 2000: Network of Construction Creativity Clubs, Centre for the Built Environment, Scottish Construction Centre, CIC Start Online and Mainstreaming Innovation, funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Scottish Government. They attracted over 6,000 delegates at live events and over 3,600 members of online projects. Branka’s other key professional engagements include membership in Scottish Construction Forum (2009-2012), the Boards of Scottish Sustainable Development Forum (2010-2013) and Architecture+Design Scotland (2010-2014), and the 2020 Climate Group (2012-2014).
Branka has developed the proposal for and led the establishment of the Flexible Learning Centre (FLC) at the Faculty of Engineering which was launched in November 2016 (later restructured as Engineering Online Centre). Branka has led the production of the online CPD courses published by the FLC on ‘Social Benefits of Innovative Lighting’ and 'Decision-making for Place Making'. Branka is active in the cross-University research cluster 'Socially Progressive Innovation and Entrepreunership'.