Sibel Yıldırım Esen received her M.Arch, M.Sc., and PhD. in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage from the Department of Architecture, Middle East Technical University (METU). Her Ph.D. dissertation is entitled ‘Risk Assessment of Archaeological Heritage at Territorial Scale: The Case of İzmir Metropolitan Area’. She participated in the international training on ‘Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage’, which was organized by Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. As a postdoctoral fellow of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), she carried out research at the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), Rome in 2015. She was involved in various cultural heritage conservation projects as a conservation architect of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Her primary research interests include risk assessment and disaster risk management of cultural heritage, conservation of archaeological heritage, interpretation and presentation of cultural heritage, and revitalization of historic commercial areas. Currently, Sibel Yıldırım Esen is an assistant professor in the Department of Architecture of METU.