Mikaela is an architectural designer and researcher with several years’ experience in architectural practice in Spain and China. Her research background focuses on the interrelation of architecture, environment and health. Mikaela is currently researching the role of design and innovation in health in low-resource settings with STEMA, working in Peru and Sierra Leone. At the Royal College of Art, Mikaela is a visiting lecturer and guest critic on the Environmental Architecture course and a Research Associate at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, where she collaborated with the University of York Department of Sociology on the ESRC-funded project “Buildings in the Making: A sociological exploration of architecture in the context of health and social care”. Mikaela also collaborates with INTERPRT, investigating contemporary environmental crimes using transdisciplinary research, architectural methodologies and spatial analysis, focusing on the Pacific as a site for environmental justice.