Duaa al Maani is a PhD candidate at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University.
She is interested in educational research within design-based subjects with a particular focus on independent learning. She is researching learning independence and other hidden perspectives in the design studio, primarily through reconstructing students’ lived experience during their first year at architecture school.
Duaa is part of the third-year teaching team at the Welsh School of Architecture and has delivered several workshops about Architecture and the Built Environment in the UK for students in primary and secondary schools. She has presented research papers at various international conferences within and outside the UK during the past two years.