Ataa Alsalloum is an architect, a researcher, and a lecturer. She has a Ph.D. in cultural heritage studies from the Liverpool School of Architecture. She was a full-time lecturer at Damascus University from 2011 to 2016. Ataa was awarded an honorary research fellow at the University of Liverpool in 2016. From September 2017, Ataa has been a full time Lecturer at the Liverpool School of Architecture. Ataa is interested in researching heritage-led sustainable urban regeneration, particularly in the case of post-conflict reconciliation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Her research focus also extends to include the heritage/historical context of the UK. Cities such as Old Damascus, Old Aleppo and the world heritage sites of Liverpool, Edinburgh, and Bath have become parts of her case studies' investigation. She is an affiliated member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) and a young practitioner member of International Network for Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU).