My teaching interests are around the following basic subject groups
I am also particularly interested in a number of subject areas which, strictly speaking, fall between two disciplines (for example: fire safety in historic buildings). This is reflected in my teaching, where I am keen to emphasise the interrelationships between many of the topics we study, rather than putting them into separate ‘boxes’.
I believe that students learn best with the use of real examples and whenever possible I build such examples, as well as more complex case studies, into my teaching. I am lucky to have a large archive of case study material from my professional practice. I add to this periodically, either from new projects (that come via CPD activities or from my professional contacts), or as a result of my ongoing interest in buildings and habit of always carrying a camera. In a similar vein, I also have a number of useful contacts, particularly in the building conservation sector, through which I am able to arrange unique, behind-the-scenes, field trips to some nationally important buildings.