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Ms Vera Hale

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Professional biography

Vera is a Lecturer in Design at the Design Group, which is part of the School of Engineering & Innovation at the Faculty of Science,Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. She is a professional architect and holds a MA in architecture and Interior design from London Metropolitain Univsersity and a MSc in Architecture from the University of Delft. At present she is finishing her PhD on Design Enabling at the Sheffield School of Architecture. She first joined The Open University in 2015 as a researcher working on AHRC funded projects.

Research interests

  • Co-Design
  • Collaborative Planning
  • Design Enabling
  • Social Sustainability


Empowering design practices: exploring relations between architecture, faith, society and community (2020)
Alexiou, Katerina; Zamenopoulos, Theodore; Hale, Vera; West, Susie and de Sousa, Sophia
Open Arts Journal, Article 5(9)

Good Places Through Community-Led Design (2018)
Hale, Veronica
In: Zaman, Quazi Mahtab and Troiani, Igea eds. Transdisciplinary Urbanism and Culture. The Urban Book Series (pp. 155-164)
ISBN : 978-3-319-55854-7 | Publisher : Springer, Cham