Dr Harriet Harriss (RIBA) is a qualified architect and leads the research programmes in Architecture and Interior Design at the Royal College of Art. Her teaching, research and writing are largely focussed upon pioneering new pedagogic models for design education as captured in Radical Pedagogies: Architecture & the British Tradition. Her 2016 publication, A Gendered Profession, asserts the need for widening participation as a means to ensure professions remains as diverse as the society they seek to serve.
Dr Harriss has won various awards for teaching excellence within the last 5 years, including a Brookes Teaching Fellowship, a HEA Internationalisation Award, A Churchill Fellowship and two awards (scholars and staff development) from Santander. Before joining the RCA, she lead the MArchD in Architecture at Oxford Brookes as was appointed a Principal Lecturer of Student Experience. She was most recently awarded a Clore Fellowship (2016-17) and is currently working on a book that explores women's leadership in academia.