Dr. HananTaleb works at the British University in Dubai as an Atkins Assistant Professor in the MSc Sustainable Design of the Built Environment Programme. She was awarded her PhD from the School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield for her research on sustainable residential buildings in Saudi Arabia. Besides undertaking extensive postgraduate studies in the field of sustainable architecture in the UK, she holds postgraduate certificates in educational leadership and curriculum development from the University of Leicester. Over the past few years, Dr Taleb has both presented papers at international conferences and published a number of peer-reviewed journals on a wide range of sustainability-orientated subjects. Her current research interests include sustainability assessment tools, passive solar design, smart infrastructure and energy-efficient buildings.