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13 Dec 2017

Professor Andrew Dainty appointed as new School Dean

Loughborough University is delighted to announce that Professor Andrew Dainty has been appointed as the next Dean of the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering.

Andrew, who is Professor of Construction Sociology, has worked at Loughborough University for 16 years, having previously completed his PhD here, and has been Director of the Doctoral College since 2014.

He is an expert on the sociologies of construction practice. His research focuses on the social rules and processes that affect people working as members of project teams. He has also led research into the development of new approaches to people management within the construction sector, and the integration of human resource management practices with business objectives.

Over his career Professor Dainty has led a research portfolio totalling well over £9m and currently holds grants from the EPSRC, ESRC, Institute of Safety and Health and Innovate UK. He has published over 400 peer reviewed papers, is author/editor of ten books and research monographs, and has written numerous book chapters and professional reports.

Professor Dainty works with academic collaborators from across the engineering, social sciences, business and economics fields and collaborates with many of the UK’s leading construction organisations and client bodies. He advises many large organisations as well as government committees and non-governmental organisations.

Professor Dainty currently holds visiting positions at the University of New South Wales in Australia and Universiti Tun Hussein Onn in Malaysia. He has chaired the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), been a member of the CIB Programme Board and is currently co-editor-in-chief of the leading peer-reviewed research journal Construction Management and Economics.

Professor Dainty will take over as Dean from Professor Tony Thorpe once transition arrangements have been agreed.