Dr. Elsharkawy is an Architect and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) with more than 20 years’ experience in Higher Education.
Besides her ambition for ensuring excellence in her learning and teaching approaches, she is an active researcher in environmental design in architecture and education for sustainability.
She is currently Principal Investigator (PI) to a British Council funded project, Towards Net Zero Carbon Campuses for Climate Change Mitigation and Resilience in partnership with Ain Shams University, Egypt.
She is also Co-Investigator to a Medical Research Council funded project, Healthy Energy Efficient Dwellings. Dr. Elsharkawy was PI to a British Council funded project, Building Capacity for Sustainable Development of the Built Environment.
She has led on various teaching and learning initiatives at all HEIs she has worked at, including the development of new UG and PG courses, validation and revalidation of courses, professional body accreditations, and as an External Examiner. She is a member of the Standing Conference of Schools of Architecture (SCOSA) Council leading the Climate Literacy Working Group which aims to enable Schools of Architecture embed the RIBA Climate Literacy Knowledge Schedule into UG and PG Architecture curricula.