Before joining Buckinghamshire New University in 2019, I was an associate professor and course leader in construction management at Solent University. I have over 20 years of international experience, transitioning from industrial roles in design, planning and management of building and infrastructure projects, to academia in higher education, holding research, teaching and leadership positions.
I studied for my civil engineering degree at Tribhuvan University, Nepal; my master’s in construction engineering and management from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand; and my PhD from the University of Teesside. I have taught a range of subjects including engineering management, project management, construction technology, research methods for dissertation and work-based projects. I have written numerous papers in international journals and conferences in engineering and construction. My research interests include the application of digital technologies, simulation modelling, project management and sustainability. The application of digital technologies in the built environment is significant because it has substantial potential to bring efficiencies in the construction and operation of built facilities and improve quality of life.
I am a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Construction Manager and a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers. I am a member of the Institution of Engineering Designers, the Chartered Institute of Building and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I am a governor for Buckinghamshire University Technology College.
My specialist knowledge has led me to work with businesses in construction and engineering on applied research projects and graduate employability initiatives. My most noteworthy international collaboration is research into the design of transparent jerrycans for the solar disinfection of drinking water as a principal investigator for PANIWATER (Photo-irradiation and Adsorption Novel Innovations for Water-treatment). This is a joint EU-Indian funded project through the Horizon 2020 programme and Indian Department of Science & Technology (DST) which consists of 18 partners in 6 countries (Ireland, UK, Spain, Italy, Cyprus and India).
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