Dr Alistair Fair is an architectural historian and Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. His research and publications encompass subjects from the seventeenth century to the present. He studied at Oxford, the Courtauld Institute of Art, and Cambridge. After completing his Ph.D., he worked for an interdisciplinary design practice before returning to Cambridge in 2009 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. In 2012 he was awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship; he moved to Edinburgh in autumn 2013. Alistair is especially interested in public and institutional buildings, with a particular focus on twentieth-century British architecture, and on the intersections between architectural history and contemporary practice. Publications include articles on post-war theatre architecture, a co-written book on the design and delivery of contemporary theatres, and work on hospital refurbishment strategies.