Recent publications

  • Del Pinto, M., Chmutina, K., Bosher, L., Palaiologou, G. (2019) Rebuilding streets or emergencies? Reflections on public open spaces and urban vulnerability to earthquakes, 9th Information and Research for Reconstruction (i-Rec) 2019 conference, Gainesville, USA, 5-7 June 2019.
  • Drosou, N., Del Pinto, M., Al-Shuwaili, M., Goodall, S. and Marlow, E. (2019) Overcoming fears: a pathway to publishing for early career researchers, Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, October 2019.
  • Del Pinto, M. (2020) Disaster risk management plan for heritage sites: a proposal for MuNDA, Museo Nazionale D’Abruzzo, L’Aquila, Italy, Proceedings of UNESCO Chair programme on Cultural Heritage and Disaster Risk Management, Kyoto, Japan, 9-30 September 2019.
  • Del Pinto, M. (2020) I Punti Zero. Viaggio nel Centro Italia del post-terremoto, Il Lavoro Culturale, February 2020.


I contribute to learning and teaching activities including seminar and tutorial across the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering programmes.


  • Architectural History


I am a PhD student in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, with a thesis on urban planning and disaster risk reduction, investigating the spatial functioning of cities in relation to urban vulnerability to earthquakes.

As a built environment professional, I operated in the post-earthquake reconstruction in L’Aquila (Italy) where I prevalently worked with RC and traditional stone masonry structures. I am active in the field of disaster risk management for the integrated protection of cultural heritage. Between 2015 and 2017, I taught in the School of Fine Arts and Architecture at Antalya Bilim University (Turkey).

I am currently the PGR Lead Rep in the School, a co-chair in the ABCE Hub Committee, and a Doctoral Leader in the Institute of Advanced Studies. 


  • Loughborough University Doctoral College Research Student Prize 2020

  • Finalist in the Santander Impact Award 2019

External activities

  • Teaching staff for ICCROM - First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (November 2019)