Leila conducts industry and government funded research in monitoring and evaluating public and green spaces, with a particular focus on how the built environment and physical structure of neighbourhoods impact residents.
She holds a PhD in urban studies from Deakin University and has a Masters Degree in Architecture from University of Tehran. She has also practised as an architect and urban designer for several years.
Leila’s research interests include greening, public life studies, liveability, sustainable urban development, socio-cultural studies and environmental psychology. She is currently working on a number of projects which are based upon monitoring and evaluating neighbourhood public and green spaces, liveability, sense of community and social life.”