Yael Reisner is a practitioner, researcher, educator and writer. Born in Tel Aviv, she has lived in London since 1990 and is the director of Yael Reisner Studio. She trained at the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) in London and is a registered architect in Israel. In 2009, she gained a PhD from RMIT University, Melbourne. Her doctoral thesis focused on the relationship between beauty and architecture. This research developed into a book: Architecture and Beauty: Conversations with Architects about A Troubled Relationship, written with Fleur Watson (John Wiley & Sons, 2010). Since 2005, Reisner has been teaching architecture internationally. In 2017, Reisner was appointed a guest professor at the Dusseldorf University of Applied Sciences.