Anna Dowd

Anna Dowd BSc Hons, MRICS, PG Cert

Senior Lecturer In Quantity Surveying


After graduating from Sheffield Hallam University I gained a wide range of experience within the construction industry as a Quantity Surveyor. I have worked as a cost consultant working on behalf of the client, and for a main contractor based on site.


The roles have included all aspects of quantity surveying from attending design team meetings, advising on standard forms of contracts, carrying out valuations and variations, value management, whole life costing and final accounts.

After joining SHU as a Senior lecturer in 2009, I was appointed as Course Leader for Quantity Surveying course within 12 months. I was also part of the academic team involved in the revalidation of all the Undergraduate courses.

I deliver modules to students on both the undergraduate and postgraduate programme, which include cohorts from different disciplines within construction. The modules I am involved in cover all aspects of Quantity Surveying from inception through to completion. My duties also include providing support to students during their placement year, and guiding them through the reflection process on their return to University. I also supervise students carrying out dissertation research projects.


Department of the Natural and Built Environment

College of Social Sciences and Arts

My specialisms include Procurement and Tendering, Costing and Estimating and Forms of Contracts.


Journal articles

Kaluzynska, E., Dowd, A., & Dickinson, S. (2010). An investigation into viability of restoration and reuse of a listed property: a case study of Project Hala located in Warsaw. Sheffield Hallam University Built Environment Research Transactions, 2 (Spec), 38-49.

Other activities

I am a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

I provide support to post graduate students during their dissertation research projects. I also contribute to the delivery of modules to Malaysian students during the summer period as part of the TAR UK programme.

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