I trained as an architect at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the 1980s. I then spent 20 years developing a successful architectural career in private practice designing and delivering a range of commercial, residential and mixed use developments. I started in London at DLG architects until the mid 1990s, then relocated to their Leeds office and by 2004 was Associate Director at Robinson Architects in Bradford.
In 2010 I left the architectural profession to apply my professional experience within the academic research sector. I joined Leeds University in 2011 initially to co-ordinate MEGAPROJECT, an EU (COST) funded project in the School of Civil Engineering investigating how very large scale construction projects are administered. From 2014 through to 2018, I managed IMPRESS (Incontinence Management and Prevention through Engineering and Sciences), an EPSRC and NIHR funded medical technologies network charged with boosting research collaborations in a relatively neglected area of science. I then went on to manage two Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks - SENTINEL, a network researching Single Entity Electrochemistry and synBIOcarb, a network researching synthetic glycobiology
I joined the Leeds University Business School in 2023 where I am developing the research portfolio of the school towards a wider international reach.
Finally, I haven't left architecture behind completely. Since 2014, every Spring Term I have had the pleasure of acting as a part-time visiting tutor for the School of Civil Engineering, where I support students through a building design module as part of their Architecture MEng/BEng course.
- International Research
- Association for Project Management Professional
- Chartered Architect
Visiting tutor: Architecture MEng, BEng