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Personal Statement

My role as a Teaching Fellow has been shaped by the need and opportunity to offer our undergraduate Civil and Cnvironmental Engineering programmes to more students through new and innovative ways of learning, such as our apprenticeship degree programmes.  This blended learning model has transformed how I also teach our full time students, who benefit from a host of formative learning opportunities which allows them to engage with the subject in new ways which better suit their learning style.

While I am passionate about creating accessible learning resources which address how a diverse range of students engage in higher education, I also strive to make sure that we are addressing the larger societal challenges which our graduates will face.  I have led the review of our undergraduate curriculum to ensure that sustainable development and the pathway to net zero construction can be met.  This strategic and collaborative effort has seen my work and research inform how my colleagues embed these goals across their own teaching.

I hope to grow my role in academia by sharing best practice through collaborative, interdisciplinary learning opportunities for my students.  This is recognised in my current Fellowship of the Highed Education Academy (AdvanceHE).

Teaching Interests

My teaching bridges the gap between environmental assessment and engineering design.  I am interested in finding out how these topics can be better aligned, and work to develop new ways of instilling an awareness and passion for sustainable design across our undergraduate curriculum.

My current teaching includes:

  • CL114 – Civil Engineering Design Projects
  • CL134 – Engineering Mechancis 2
  • EO106 – Structural Analysis 1
  • CL931 - Research Protocols for Science and Engineering
  • EV939 – Environmental Impact Assessment

I also work to provide pastoral care and academic support as the first year advisor of studies in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Research Interests

My principal research interest is focused on how different parties work together across the built environment.  In furthering our understanding of how, why, and when different stakeholders in the environmental assessment and design processes work together, my research seeks to lead to better decision making and more sustainable design outcomes.  

This interest in understanding indisciriplinary collaboration in industry has also shaped my teaching practice, as well as my emerging scholarship profile in pedagogic research.  Just as industrial practitioners make more sustainable decisions by working together at the earliest opportunity in construction projects, our graduates can learn more about how to share their skills through working and learning in an interdisciplinary environment.  Here at Strathclyde – with the largest engineering faculty in the country – we can deliver this collaborative learning experience in a way which few other research institutions can match.

Academic / Professional qualifications

MEng MSc GMICE GradIEMA FHEA

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Environmental Entrepreneurship , University Of Strathclyde

16 Sept 201311 Nov 2014

Award Date: 11 Nov 2014

Master of Engineering, Structural and Architectural Engineering, University Of Strathclyde

1 Oct 20074 Jul 2012

Award Date: 4 Jul 2012

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