Evangelia Chrysikou

Dr Evangelia Chrysikou DiplArch, MA MARU, PhD
Program Director of the MSc Healthcare Facilities
Bartlett Real Estate Institute, UCL in London


Evangelia is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Bartlett Real Estate Institute, UCL in London, Program Director of the MSc Healthcare Facilities and medical architect, registered in Greece and the UK.

She specializes in healthcare facilities, holding a rare PhD on mental health facilities from UCL and a former Marie Curie H2020 Fellow.

She has been actively involved in policymaking, being Coordinator on D4 Action Group of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) of the European Commission (EC) and consulted, on behalf of the EC, the Hellenic Ministry of Health and the Centre of European Constitutional Law on legislation regarding mental health facilities.

Her work on therapeutic environments has received prestigious international awards (Singapore 2009, Kuala Lumpur 2012, Brisbane 2013, Birmingham 2014, London 2014, Vienna 2017).

Her research on mental health, ageing, accessibility and mental health, autism, social inclusion, healthcare, welfare and wellness facilities, medical architecture, medical tourism planning spans in several countries of the world (UK, France, Belgium, Greece, Middle East, Japan, New Zealand etc.).

Currently, she is the PI at a Butterfield award of the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and a CoI at a Marsden Fund from the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Evangelia authored national guidelines for mental health facilities in the community for Greece on behalf of the EU.

Additionally, she authored the books ‘Architecture for Psychiatric Environments and Therapeutic Spaces’ & ‘The Social Invisibility of Mental Health Facilities’, a healthcare architecture editor, reviewer, active member of several professional and scientific associations and a TED-MED speaker.

She is also Member of the Board at the Scholar’s Association Onassis Foundation.