A PhD candidate at the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, Karolina is interested in the impact the built environment has on its inhabitants. Her collaborative doctoral research study is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. She is currently on sabbatical from her role as both a practicing architect and a senior lecturer at the University of Lincoln.
Previously she completed an MA in Architectural History at the UCL (2010, commended as outstanding), worked as a lecturer and an undergraduate course leader at the Hull School of Architecture, and as a guest editor with the internet portal e-Architect.
As a practitioner she worked for Stem Architects on several building for the University of Lincoln Brayford Pool campus including The Great Central Warehouse Library (2004) and the Engine Shed (2005). She was the project architect for the National Centre for Food Manufacturing in Holbeach (2008).