Marialena Nikolopoulou is Professor of Sustainable Architecture at the Kent School of Architecture & Planning, University of Kent and from 1st August Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney. She is an Architectural Engineer specialized in Environmental Design with extensive experience in monitoring of microclimatic conditions and post-occupancy surveys in different operational contexts. Her work on outdoor comfort has received awards from diverse bodies (Royal Institute of British Architects, International Society of Biometeorology) and best paper prizes, and has influenced understanding of the topic across the world. She has also been ranked among the top 2% of researchers in the world, according to the 2020, 2021 and 2022 study published by Stanford University. She is currently the UK lead for the European H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Industrial Doctorate ‘Solutions for Outdoor Climate Adaptation’, is on the Steering Committee of the CIBSE Guide A on Environmental Design, and Editor of the International Journal ‘Building and Environment’.