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Senior Lecturer in Engineering, The Open University

My research focuses on reducing the environmental impact of construction, working closely with industry to create real change in practice. As a recent example of this, I was the academic partner in an Innovate UK consortium who together wrote the new RICS Professional Statement on whole life carbon in buildings, published Nov 2017, which sets out a mandatory method for all RICS members to follow when calculating whole life carbon. My work particularly focuses on the causes of embodied carbon emissions from buildings, but I'm also interested in decision-making processes, and social power analysis of construction projects. A peripheral but active interest is in gender equality in engineering and the construction industry.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Engineering, The Open University


  • 2013 
    University of East Anglia, PhD