Mariana Correia has a PhD in World Heritage Conservation from Oxford Brookes University, UK; an Earthen Architecture Post-Graduate Diploma from CRAterre-ENSAG, France; Post-graduate Studies on Cultural Routes from the Council of Europe; and a Masters & Architecture degree from Lisbon University, Portugal.
Head of Architecture and Multimedia Gallaecia Department, and Director of CIAUD-UPT Research Centre, at Portucalense University, she lectures ‘Theory and History of Conservation and Restoration’, and ‘Adaptation to Climate Change’. She was Project-Leader of FCT research project Seismic-V and the European Research Projects 3DPAST & VerSus, distinguished by the European Commission as a ‘success story’.
She is an ICOMOS World Heritage Advisor, and did several World Heritage Reactive Monitoring, Technical Evaluation, Advisory and Upstream missions in Africa, Europe, Middle-East and Asia. As a World Heritage instructor, she taught in courses for UNESCO, ICOMOS, ICCROM, IUCN, AWHF, and ARC-WH. She did several technical and scientific reviews for ICOMOS, WH International Assistance Fund, World Monument Watch, FNRS-Belgium, CONACYT-Mexico, and SNSF-Swiss.
She was elected ICOMOS-Portugal Advisory Board President (2022-2024), ICOMOS-ISCEAH Board member, ICOMOS-CIAV expert, and was invited to WH Task Force of ICOMOS-Climate Action Working Group. She was ICOMOS-ISCEAH President (2018-2020), PROTERRA Coordinator (2011-2014), and Board member of two Heritage & Art Foundations (FAFB e FBAC). Author of 2 books; 9 World Heritage mission reports; co-editor of 22 books; wrote more than 200 chapters & papers; gave classes, conferences & keynote openings in English, French, Spanish & Portuguese, in more than 35 countries. She was awarded with the European Prize of Architectural Heritage Intervention (2017 AADIPA, cat.D).