Built Environment Researcher
Elanor is an architect and urban designer with over 10 years in practice designing houses, schools and health buildings in the public and private sector. While working as an architect she maintained a close association with academia through working as a Research Fellow at UCL, and studying city design and social science at the LSE.
Elanor was Head of Research at CABE for eight years, and is now a part-time Doctoral research student at Kings College London, exploring the translation of the concept of defensible space between research, policy and practice. Her thesis, titled “Residential design and the geography of crime: revisiting Alice Colemans’ DICE schemes” explores the movement of ideas between policy, research and practice. Elanor engages with similar issues leading to the creation and translation of accessible and influential research in her professional practice, currently working with UCL, Cambridge University, and for the Technology Strategy Board. Elanor is on the RIBA’s Research and Innovation committee, a member of the Edge, the Academy of Urbanism, and is a Building For Life assessor.