Ombretta is Senior Lecturer and past President of IAPS, the International Association for People Environment Studies (www.iaps-association.org) (2008-2012; on Board of Trustees 2004-2008). She also served on the AESOP Board until 2004.
Her teaching and research are in the areas of urban design, environment behaviour studies, urban morphology and user participation in design. She holds a PhD in urban design and a Post Doc in housing and regeneration sponsored by the EU.
She is part of the Urban Design Studies Unit in the Department (www.udsu-strath.com), and is an Associate member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, and of the Higher Education Academy.
She teaches in the MSc in Urban Design, in the MArch in Advanced Architectural Design and across the Department especially in 4th year, in all options to do with urban design and the city and dissertations.
She regurarly gets nominated in the Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Awards; in 2016, she won the 'Most Innovative Teacher of teh Year".
Ombretta also runs teaching exchange modules in serveral European Countires, and has recently won a Visitng Professorship in Venice.
- Journal of Urban Research and Development (JURD) (Journal)
- Peer reviewer
- The Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT) (External organisation)
- External Examiner to the MA in Urban design, Cardiff University
- Glasgow City Council (External organisation)
- IAPS 25th International Congress.
- Plot Based Urbanism and Masterplanning for change: Strelka CPD workshops
more professional activities
- The Urban Form Resilience Project:
- Porta, Sergio (Principal Investigator) Romice, Ombretta (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2020
- A new dimension for data-driven urbanism: studying the form of preference
- Romice, Ombretta (Principal Investigator) Porta, Sergio (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2017
- Place Identity Dwelling.
- Romice, Ombretta (Co-investigator) Murray, Gordon (Principal Investigator)
- Development of criteria of assessment for residential neighbourhoods, and analysis of a number of case study analysis. The focus of my team which I leaded was on urban form; other partners: ESALA (landscape assessment). Sponsored by Architecture and Design Scotland. Support: £1,5000.
- 29-Jan-2014 - 30-Jan-2016
- A study with GSA Dundee and ESALA on Research - Place Identity Dwelling.
- Murray, Gordon (Academic) Romice, Ombretta (Co-investigator) Hutton, Graeme (Academic)
- This research network proposal advocates knowledge exchange across European borders, defining areas of excellence and best practice in the procurement and design of volume house-building. Vanguard expertise from academia, industry, Government and regulatory bodies across design, planning & policy, finance and housing will explore positive relationships between design theory & practice; environmental & construction technologies, policy & procurement – and their application to volume house building in suburban contexts.
- 01-Jan-2014 - 01-Jan-2015
- (X REF RDF 1534) Ann Commann : Scottish Small Towns - Past , Present and Future`
- Romice, Ombretta (Principal Investigator)
- 09-Jan-2009 - 30-Jan-2009
- Project Gateway to the Professions: Urban Design Skills
- Romice, Ombretta (Principal Investigator) Grierson, David (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2008 - 01-Jan-2009
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