Qualified architect Harriet Harriss leads the research programme in architecture at the Royal College of Art in London.
Her writing, teaching and research are largely focused upon pioneering of new pedagogic models for design education as captured in her book Radical Pedagogies: Architectural Education and the British Tradition.
Her 2016 publication A Gendered Profession addresses the issue of gender inequality in architecture and emphasises the need for widening participation to ensure that the profession is as diverse as the society it seeks to serve.
Harriss has won various awards for teaching excellence, including a Brookes Teaching Fellowship, a Higher Education Academy Internationalisation Award, a Churchill Fellowship and two Santander awards.
Before joining the Royal College of Art, she led the applied design in architecture masters course at Oxford Brookes, where she was appointed a principal lecturer of student experience.
Awarded a Clore Fellowship in 2016 and 2017 and elected to the European Association of Architectural Education Council in 2017, Harriss was also recently appointed to the UK Department For Education's construction industry panel, and is currently working on a book that explores women's leadership in architectural academia.