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Professor of Architecture

0161 247 6971

Chatham 707

Ola Uduku took up a Professorship in Architecture at the Manchester School of Architecture in 2017. Prior to this she was Reader in Architecture, and Dean International for Africa, at Edinburgh University. Her research specialisms are in the history of educational architecture in Africa, and the contemporary issues related to social infrastructure provision for minority communities in cities in the ‘West’ and ‘South’. She is currently engaged in developing postgraduate research and teaching links in architecture urbanism, heritage and conservation between West African Architecture schools and those in North West England.
She has in the past published in the areas of African Architecture, African Diaspora Studies, Gated Communities, and environmental design teaching pedagogies.


A selection of recent research outputs.


Uduku, O., 2018. 'Learning Spaces in Africa: Critical Histories to 21st Century Challenges and Change', Routledge Taylor and Francis.

Zack-Williams, AB., 2017. 'Africa Beyond the Post-Colonial Political and Socio-Cultural Identities', Taylor & Francis.

Bagaeen, S., Uduku, O., 2015. 'Beyond Gated Communities', Routledge.

Bagaeen, S., Uduku, O., 2010. 'Gated Communities Social Sustainability in Contemporary and Historical Gated Developments', Routledge.

Uduku, O., Ben-Tovim, G., Liverpool, UO., 1997. 'Social Infrastructure In Granby/Toxteth A Contemporary Socio-cultural and Historical Study of the Built Environment and Community in "L8"'.

Journal Articles

Uduku, O., 1999. 'Beneficial urban redevelopment: a Cape Town-Liverpool comparison', Environment and Urbanization, 11 (2), pp. 95-112.