Siobhán is the Academic Lead for Pastoral Care and Inclusion across the School of Architecture and lead for MArch students repeating without attendance. She is an internationally respected academic and researcher in the fields of bioclimatic architecture, the processes of ecotonal adaptation, aviation and exhibition design and applied psychological pedagogy for improved performance in high pressure situations. She has worked regularly with the National Trust in designing pavilion exhibitions for public interaction and engagement across a number of historic sites.
Siobhán in currently undertaking Faculty sponsored PhD research in the area of positive mental health resilience and the psychology of higher education in creative disciplines. The research project is concerned with the perceived mental health of students of Architecture, seeking to determine a framework for mental toughness training in order to increase their psychological resilience during both their architectural studies and early career.
Siobhán was previously a founding member of the QED Research Unit along with Colin Pugh, and leader of the BA3 Atelier as well as leader of the Biomemetics Research Unit on the BArch Programme. She also lectures in Architectural Technology and teaches on undergraduate courses within the School. Siobhán is Co-Chair of MMU’s Disabled Staff Forum, a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and the Higher Education Academy, has presented internationally and has consulted on sustainable development strategies for both architectural practice and regional government.