Catherine Kirkham

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Catherine Kirkham MRICS, PGCert, BSc Hons

Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying


Catherine has worked at Sheffield Hallam since 2009 as a Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying. Prior to this she worked within the construction industry for a number of years at various companies starting as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor for a local government organisation and working her way up to an Associate Director within a Cost Consultancy company.


This involved providing and developing the full range of quantity surveying services, working alone or as part of a team, to ensure that both the Client and the Company’s requirements were met in accordance with targets and strict deadlines. Business development was also an important aspect of this role as well as running key projects.

Since her return to academia, she has become the course leader for MSc in Construction Programme and she has helped to develop a Virtual Learning Enabled (VLE) MSc provision in Cost Project Management and also an MSc in Project Management which was delivered overseas in several countries.

Her duties include delivery of both undergraduate and postgraduate modules to students from many disciplines of the construction industry, administrative and pastoral responsibilities; providing support and guidance, developing new modules and courses.


Department of the Natural and Built Environment

College of Social Sciences and Arts

Department of the Natural and Built Environment
Social Sciences and Humanities

Catherine currently delivers modules on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the department and also deliver postgraduate modules to our VLE students overseas.

She has also written and delivered distance learning papers to postgraduate students.

The modules she is currently teaching on are: 
Quantity Surveying Professional Studies
Procurement and Detailed Contract
Project Management Practice
Project Administration and Dissertation
Quantity Surveying Practice and Contract Administration
Contractual Procedures
Construction Law and Professional Context
Project Procurement and Contract Administration

Other activities

Watson, P., Dr & Association of Building Engineers 2008, Surveying and engineering: principles and practice, Blackwell, Oxford. - she co-wrote one of the chapters in this text.

She is a member of RICS and she is an APC assessor

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