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Principal Lecturer (Construction Management) - Market and Recruitments Lead


I am a career construction professional with over 30 years of experience working in the industry. I teach various aspects of construction management on the undergraduate and postgraduate courses. I have management responsibility for undergraduate and postgraduate recruitment for our department.


I spent over 10 years working in the area of contracting for two of the largest and most successful privately owned construction companies in the UK in various supervisory and management roles. Most of my time was spent based on site.

I then moved to the client side and worked for two blue chip leisure retailers where I was employed primarily as a Project Manager. I completed many new build, refurbishment, conversion and maintenance projects in my time in this sector.

In 2007 I joined Sheffield Hallam University as a Senior Lecturer specialising in all aspects of Construction and Project Management. I am currently the Markets and Recruitment Lead for the department looking after all aspects of new student recruiting.

I contribute to the teaching on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across the department. In 2016, I completed an MBA in Facilities Management to add to my postgraduate teaching qualification and my first degree in Construction.

In the past I have been involved in consultancy work through the innovation voucher scheme. I worked with a colleague to produce a consultancy report for an SME who was seeking to expand his business activities.

I regularly meet with industry experts to keep in touch with the current activities and thinking in the industry.

Specialist areas of interest

Management Theory and Practice – motivation and human behaviour are areas I find most fascinating.
Facilities Management – specialist knowledge of maintenance management.
Construction Technology – particular interest in modern techniques and off site manufacturing.
Collaborative working – how technology can affect performance.
Workplace/workspace/learning environments - how people interact with their environment and the ways in which the environment influences behaviour.

Other activities

Member of Chartered Institute of Building - South Yorkshire Committee Member

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

I regularly use my industry contacts to arrange and facilitate site visits for our students.

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