Before joining the University of Westminster, Professor Hagan was Professor of Architectural Research and Head of Research at the Royal College of Art's School of Architecture. She is also the Founding Director of Research into Environment and Design (R_E_D), a design consultancy that promotes the role of design in making cities more environmentally resilient.
She has published a number of books. Most recently, she wrote Ecological Urbanism: The Nature of the City, which looks at the role of design in making cities more environmentally friendly.
Susannah said: “I am delighted to be joining the Faculty of Architecture and the Build Environment, which has long been known for its excellence in innovation and research, and the remarkable reach and variety of its staff’s work.
“I hope to develop public space research in the Faculty past the life and scope of the project that follows me here,” she added.
During her career, Susannah has studied at Yale University, Columbia University, the University of London and the University of Cambridge. She has taught at the Royal College of Art School of Architecture, as well as the University of Brighton and the Architectural Association.
On her appointment, David Dernie, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, said: “We’re delighted to have one of the country’s leading architectural educators, as we continue to build London’s top centre for Architecture and Built Environment, and bolster cross-disciplinary academic leadership at Westminster.”