Dr Donya Hajializadeh
Senior Lecturer
Anglia Ruskin University
United Kingdom


Dr Donya Hajializadeh, BEng (Hons), MEng, PhD, CEng MIEI, MICE, EUR ING, MWES, FHEA is a Chartered Engineer, European Engineer, and Senior Lecturer in Civil/Structural Engineering at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), Department of Engineering and the Built Environment.

Donya was a recipient of the prestigious Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher Scholarship awarded by the European Commission for the duration of her PhD at the University College Dublin (UCD). Following the completion of her PhD, she spent three years in the industry as a Research Engineer at Roughan & O’Donovan Innovative Solutions (RODIS) and also as a Lecturer at the UCD Civil Engineering School.

Donya is an active member of several professional bodies, including the Institution of Engineers of Ireland (IEI), the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) and the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). She is a technical reviewer of ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, ICE Bridge Engineering Journal, Open Journal of Civil Engineering, International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation.

Donya’s principal areas of research interest include the risk and resilience assessment of critical infrastructures, bridge traffic load modelling, bridge reliability analysis, virtual monitoring of bridges, transport system vulnerability, infrastructure interdependencies modelling, structural dynamics and non-linear finite element analysis. Her research resulted in development of several technical software such as SHM system and fatigue damage accumulation for steel bridges as well as a traffic simulation software. She has also developed a Bayesian-based risk assessment framework for infrastructure networks. Following securing a funding form Natural Environmental Research Council, she has led a project resulting in Resilience and Vulnerability-based Decision Support System (RV-DSS) Considering Infrastructure Interdependencies applied on a case study in North Argyll, Scotland.