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.

Professor Uduku is also the co-ordinator of the EdenApp Tools for Environmental Analysis Lab, which focuses on developing apps for use in teaching environmental concepts such as lighting, thermal comfort, and acoustics to undergraduates through the use of personal apps and sensors.



Uduku, NWOLA., COLLINS, MICHAEL., 2014. 'Exhibition: Alan Vaughan Richards Archive', UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH.


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"'.

Book Chapters

Uduku, O., 2019. 'The Alan Vaughan-Richards archive'. In Lewi, H., Smith, W., vom Lehn, D., Cooke, S. (eds.) The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites, pp. 178-187, Routledge.

Uduku, NNO., 2018. 'Modernity Architecture and Higher Education in Ghana: Initiating the Documenting and Recording of the KNUST University Campus in Kumasi Ghana'. In Timely Teaching: Educational Idealism and Modern Architecture.

Uduku, N., 2018. 'School design in Africa: the background'. In Learning Spaces in Africa Critical Histories to 21st Century Challenges and Change, pp. 26-51, Routledge.

Uduku, NNO., 2017. 'West African Modernism and Change'. In Time Frames; Conservation Policies for 21st Century Architectural Heritage, Taylor and Francis.

Uduku, N., jackson, I., 2016. 'Sub-Saharan Africa.'. In Architecture and Urbanism in the British Empire, Oxford University Press.

Uduku, O., 2015. 'Spaces for 21st Century Learning'. In Routledge Handbook of International Education and Development, Routledge.

Uduku, O., 2003. 'Ethnic Minority Perspectives'. In Reinventing the City? Liverpool in Comparative Perspective, Liverpool University Press.

Uduku, N., 2000. 'The Colonial Face of Educational Space'. In White Papers, Black Marks Architecture, Race, Culture, U of Minnesota Press.

Journal Articles

Jackson, I., Uduku, O., Appeaning Addo, I., Assasie Opong, R., 2019. 'The Volta River Project: planning, housing and resettlement in Ghana, 1950-1965', The Journal of Architecture, 24 (4), pp. 512-548.

Uduku, O., 2015. 'Designing schools for quality: An international, case study-based review', International Journal of Educational Development, 44, pp. 56-64.

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

Non-Peer Reviewed Articles

Uduku, O., 2020. 'Nigeria's University Age: Tim Livsey's History of the Genesis of Nigeria's Early Tertiary Institutions', Journal of African Cultural Studies, 32 (3), pp. 334-336.

Uduku, N., 2019. 'Book Review: An architecture of education: African American women design the new south', Women's History Review, 28 (4), pp. 707-709.

Other Outputs

Uduku, NNO., 2014. 'Exhibition: Alan Vaughan Richards Archive'.