Curriculum Vitae - Lamine Mahdjoubi, Ph.D.

Contact

10 Parsons Mead
Parsons Mead
Flax Bourton
Bristol, BS48 1UH

Direct line: 01173283915
Mobile: 07815600294
Email - Work : lamine.mahdjoubi@uwe.ac.uk
Private: lmahdjoubi@hotmail.com

Professional Experience

University of the West of England, Professor of ICT in Built Environment (2004-Present)

Head of Construction Research Group
I initiated and led the development and validation of several programmes and modules: MSc. programme in Computer Aided Architectural Design and Construction; Professional Doctorate (Built Environment); Architectural Representation; Building Information Modelling.

University of Wolverhampton, Head of Architecture and IT t the School of Engineering and the Built Environment (1997-2004)

University of Wolverhampton, Senior Lecturer in Architecture and IT (1995-1997)

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Research Fellow (1991-1995)

University of Setif (Algeria) Senior Lecturer in Architecture (1985-1991)

Computer Forum, Newcastle upon Tyne, Consultant in Computer Aided Design (1990-1991)

Freelance Architect (1985-1990)

External Research Grants

Title: Effectiveness of the playPathfinder
Funder: Bristol City Council –  (Aug. 10–July 2012)                          

Title: Study of Fair PlayPathfinder Bristol
Funder: Bristol City Council – (Sept. 09– Jan 11)                          

Title: Growing up in Lockleaze: Evaluation of integrated play-youth services
Source: Government Office South West–  (Nov. 09 – Dec 10)

Title: Exploring Art with Sustrans    
Funder: Knowledge West –  (Sept. 09 – July10)

Title: Designing outdoor environments in schools to support children’s development, health and well-being
Funder: Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) –  (Sept. 08 – Feb 10)       

Funder: Natural England –  (Sept. 08 – Feb 10)
Title: Evaluation of the ‘3 Generation (3 G) Woodland Games’ project: Swindon 2008 to 2011

Funder: Creative Partnerships (April 07 - date)
Title: Outdoor Learning Spaces

Title: Designing Healthy and Inclusive Public Spaces for Young People
Funder: EPSRC – (GR/N00906/01) Principal Investigator (Jan. 05 - Jan 06)

Title: Integrating our nation's diversity in the planning process: Exploring the roles of multimedia in fostering multicultural participation.
Funder: British Academy – Principal Investigator (Jan. 05 - Dec 07)

Keynote Speeches and Invited Papers

(2012) Keynote Speaker. 49th IMCL (International Making Cities Livable). Portland, May 20-24, 2012.

(2012) Keynote Speaker. Sixth International Conference of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD). The Kingdom University, Manama, Bahrain, 21-23 February 2012.

(2011) Keynote Speaker. 2nd International Conference, Protecting World Class Building.  Abu Dhabi, 12-13 February 2011.

(2010) Keynote Speaker. 48th International Conference Making Cities Liveable.   True Urbanism: Planning, healthy and child-friendly communities, 17-21 October 2010 Charleson, USA.  Title of the presentation: Rethinking Play Provisions for Child Active Life. 

(2010) Keynote speaker. The Built Environment Development Symposium: Sustainable Real Estate and Housing Development.  Organised by the College of Architecture and Planning, University of Dammam, In collaboration with The Chamber of Commerce, Eastern province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 25-27 October 2010. Title of the presentation: Sustainable design

(2010) Keynote speaker. Ajman International Urban Planning Conference:  Waterfront: New trends in Urbanism & Architecture, 29 – 31March 2010, Ajman, United Arab Emirates. Title of the presentation: Waterfronts as a support for sustainable living agendas.

(2010) Keynote speaker. Space for Play Conference, 9th February 2010, at Bath. Organised by Bath and North East Somerset Council. Title of the presentation: The effects of the design of the built environment on children’s health and well-being.

(2008) Keynote Speaker: 45th International Making Cities Livable Conference on True URBANISM: DESIGNING FOR SOCIAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH, June 10-14, 2008 Portland, OR , USA.  Title of the presentation: Active Living Enabled by Outdoor Environments Up

(2008) Keynote speaker. 2nd. Urban Planning Conference 2008 Sharjah, UAE 27/11/2008.  Title of presentation: Reassessing street planning and design in 21st century.

(2007) Invited presenter. Your Street– the Changing Street Scene. The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Taunton Title of the presentation: Creating liveable streets for young people

(2007) Invited speaker. Cardiff Institute of Society, Health and Ethics (CISHE) PHIRN Research Evidence for Policy Seminar Series, Physical activity and the importance of environment and context - 7th February 2007, Cardiff. Title of the presentation: Outdoor design issues and challenges for promoting youth's physical activity.

(2006) Keynote speaker. URBAN DESIGN GROUP ANNUAL CONFERENCE, the Healthy City: Creating Sustainable Urban Environments, 20-21 OCTOBER 2006, BRISTOL.  Title of the presentation: Active Life in the City.

(2006) Keynote Speaker:  6th Annual International Symposium in Housing Development and Urbanism in UAE, Dubai, April 19th 2007).  Title of the presentation:  Healthy living enabled by planning and design of rapidly developing cities.

(2006) Keynote Speaker:  5th Annual International Symposium in Architecture and Housing Development, Ajman (March 22nd 2006).  Title of the presentation:  Planning and designing outdoor spaces, as if young people mattered.

(2006) Invited presentation. Championing Children – Health Matters Conference Planning open space with/for children and young people16/11/2006 Liverpool.  Title of the presentation: Planning open spaces with/for children and young people.

(2005) Invited Christmas Lectures. Bristol Institute of Child Life and Health (Wednesday 15/12/05).  Title of the presentation: Creating healthy outdoor spaces for children:  Research challenges.

Publications

Mahdjoubi, L. and  Akplotsyi, R. (2012) The impact of sensory learning modalities on children's sensitivity to sensory cues in the perception of their school environment.  Journal of Environmental Psychology, 32(3), September 2012, pp. 208-215.

Mahdjoubi, L, Koh, J. H, Moobela, C. (2012) Effects of interactive real-time simulations and humanoid avatars on consumers’ responses in online house products marketing. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 00, pp. 1–16.

Mahdjoubi, L.  and A-Rahman, M.  (2012) Effects of multimedia characteristics on novice CAD learners’ practice performance.  Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 8 (3), pp. 214-225.

Thomas-Alvarez,N. and Mahdjoubi,L. (2012) Testing the effectiveness of a web-based portal system for the building control sector, Automation in Construction, In print (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031).

Baba, A. and Mahdjoubi, L. (2012) Insights of architects knowledge on the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) in relation to low carbon homes design and delivery in the UK. Structural Survey (in print).

Baba, A.  and Mahdjoubi, L. (2012) Developing an information support for low carbon homes design in the United Kingdom.  Proceedings: International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management. Kansas City, 1-2 October, 2012.

Mirani, B. And Mahdjoubi, L (2012)  New generation of energy design tools for low impact buildings. Accepted for publication in Eco-Architecture. (in print).

A-Rahman, M.  and Mahdjoubi, L.  (2009) Towards a Conceptual Model for an Assessment of Multimedia Characteristics on Design Students’ CAD Learning Performance.  Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, 3(4), pp. 173-184.

Mahdjoubi, L. and Moobela, C., (2009) "Unlocking the Barriers to Participation of Black and Minority Ethnic Communities in the Decision-Making Processes: The Potential of Multimedia", The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp.141-154.

Moobela, C. and Mahdjoubi, L. (2010) Using Multimedia to Encourage Public Participation in Planning and Design Decision-making Processes. The International Journal of Environmental Cultural, Economic and social sustainability, Volume 6, Number 5; pp. 149-159.

Akplotsyi, R. And Mahdjoubi, L. (2011) Effects of learning styles on the design of school projects.  Proceedings, ARCOM conference, 5-7th Sept. 2011.

Mahdjoubi, L., Horswell, M. and Akplotsyi, R. (2011) Determination of Urban Sustainability Compliance with National Indicators.  Proceedings: Sustainable Development and Planning 2011. New Forest from 12th - 14th July.

Mahdjoubi, L. (2007) Active Living Enabled by Outdoor Environments. Proceedings: 45th International Making Cities Livable Conference On True Urbanism: Designing for Social & Physical Health. Governor Hotel, Portland, OR, June 10 – 14, 2007.

A-Rahman, M.  and Mahdjoubi, L.  (2009) Evaluation of multimedia presentations by design students in terms of cognitive, affective-motivational and preference functions.  Proceedings The Third International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, Berlin, Germany, 15 to 17 February 2009.

Mahdjoubi, L. (2006) Outdoor Play and Physical Activity Research. A PCSA International Limited Publication, Public Service Review: Transport, Local Government and the Regions, Issue 9, p. 273-274.

Mahdjoubi, L. (2007) Healthy living in outdoor environments. Proceedings: UKPHA, Generation to generation: Sustainable directions for public health: 15th UKPHA Annual public health forum, 28-29 March 2007, Edinburgh.

Mahdjoubi, L. (2006) (ed.) Planning and designing healthy public outdoor spaces for young people in the 21st century. Conference Proceedings. British Library. ISBN: 1860433480- 9781860433481.

Rowhani, S., Mahdjoubi, L. (2010) The Effects of Design and Planning of the Built-Environment on Children’s Outdoor Play: Towards a Conceptual Model.  Proceedings: 4th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, 13 – 15 February 2010, Chicago, USA.

Brkljac, N. B., and Mahdjoubi, L. (2006) Investigating children’s use of outdoor public spaces: city centre, city suburb and countryside.  In:   Mahdjoubi, L (ed.) (2006)  Planning and designing healthy public outdoor spaces for young people in the 21st century, 5-7 July 2006 Bristol, UK.

Rowhani, S., Mahdjoubi, L. (2006) What Lessons can we Learn from Traditional Play Environments?  In  Mahdjoubi, L (ed.) Planning and designing healthy public outdoor spaces for young people in the 21st century International Conference, 5-7 July 2006 Bristol, UK.

Heesom, D. and Mahdjoubi, L. (2004) Trends of 4D CAD Applications for Construction Planning. Construction Management and Economics - 2004; VOL 22; PART 2; Pages: 171-182.

Ahmed, V., Mahdjoubi L., Feng, X., and Leach, M. (2004) Improving Spatial Skills for the learning of CAD.  International Journal of IT in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, IT-AEC, VOL 2; NUMB 1; Pages: 7-18.

Heesom D, and Mahdjoubi, L. (2003) Dynamic interactive visualization of construction space using 4D techniques. Proceedings 3rd International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, April 2003, Lisbon.

Heesom, D. and Mahdjoubi, L. (2002) A dynamic 4D simulation system for construction space planning. Proceedings, conference on Decision Making in Civil and Urban Engineering (DMinUCE), London, 6-8 November 2002.

Heesom, D. and Mahdjoubi, L. (2003) An interactive VR system for visualising construction space usage. Proceedings ASCE Construction Research Congress 19-21 March 2003, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Ahmed, V., Mahdjoubi, L. and Molyneux, S. (2003) Rebuilding e-learning in construction. Proceeding of 2nd International Conference on innovation in architecture, engineering and construction, June 2003, Loughborough pp139-148.

Heesom, D. and Mahdjoubi, L. (2001) Effect of Grid Resolution and Terrain Characteristics on Data from DTM.  Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (ASCE)--April 2001, VOL 15, Issue 2, pp. 89-156.

Mahdjoubi, L. and Wiltshire, T. J. (2001) Towards a framework for evaluation of computer-generated visual simulations in environmental design. Design Studies - VOL 22; NUMBER 2; Pages: 193-209.

Mahdjoubi, L. and Yang, J. L. (2001) An intelligent materials routing system on complex construction sites. Journal of Logistics Information management, Vol. 14, N0. 5, pp. 337-343.

Cao, J., Chan, J. Y., Li, H.; Mahdjoubi, L.; Love, P. E. (2001) Realmedia: providing multimedia-based real- estate services through the Internet.  Automation in Construction; Vol. 10; Number 2, pp: 275-289.

Mahdjoubi, L. and Burnside, K. (2004) Towards an evaluation framework and model for the integration of e-learning in higher education.  Proceedings engineering education conference (EE2004), Wolverhampton.

Jenckins, G and Mahdjoubi, L. (2005) The Visualisation of Human Function for use in Environmental and Product Design.  Proceedings, 28th RESNA 25th Annual Conference, ‘Looking forward to new horizons’, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Jenckins, G and Mahdjoubi, L. (2005) The characterisation of people with disabilities for use by designers, architects and clinicians in the design of products and environments.  Proceedings: 5TH International Postgraduate Research Conference In The Built And Human Environment, Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment (BuHu). The University of Salford.

Mahdjoubi, L. and Ahmed, V. (2004) Virtual building maintenance: Enhancing building maintenance using 3D-GIS and Virtual Reality (VR) technology. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Technology (INCITE), Langkawi, Malaysia.

Manase, D., Mahdjoubi, L. and Ahmed, V. (2004) Accident prevention on construction sites: Towards a new approach.  Proceedings 4th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, March 2004, Salford.

Ahmed, V. and Mahdjoubi, L. (2004) Standardisation of E-leanring in construction.  Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Technology (INCITE), Langkawi, Malaysia.

Mahdjoubi, L., Heesom D. and Ahmed, V. (2003) "Issues in the development of tools for workspace analysis in construction planning". Proceedings 10th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering within the area of 4D/ nD modelling (Madeira Island, Portugal, 26-30th July).

Heesom, D. and Mahdjoubi, L. (2003) An interactive VR system for visualising construction space usage. Proceedings ASCE Construction Research Congress 19-21 March 2003, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Heesom D, and Mahdjoubi, L. (2003) Dynamic interactive visualization of construction space using 4D techniques. Proceedings 3rd International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, April 2003, Lisbon.

Heesom D, and Mahdjoubi, L. (2003) Dynamic Construction Scheduling through a Virtual Reality Interface. Paper accepted for publication in the 2nd International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Loughborough University, June 2003.

Felce A. E, Heesom D, Mahdjoubi L. (2003) Developing A Key Skills Diagnostic Tool, CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and Research Conference, Salford UK, April 2003, pp 914 – 924.

Felce, A., Jolin, C. and Mahdjoubi, L. (2003) A Model for Project Work in Partnership with Industry.  Proceedings the Bear Conference, Salford 9-11 April 2003.

Ahmed, V., Mahdjoubi, L. and Molyneux, S., (2003) Rebuilding e-learning in Construction, Proceedings International conference on innovation in architecture, engineering and construction, June 2003,.Loughborough, pp. 139-148.

Oloke, D., Mahdjoubi, L., Proverbs, D., Olomolaiye, P. and Heesom, D. (2003) An Information Capture and Processing Model for Hybrid Concrete Performance Simulation. Proceedings COBRA Conference, Wolverhampton.

Oloke, D., Olomolaiye P., Mahdjoubi, L and Proverbs, D. (2003) A conceptual virtual prototyping model for hybrid concrete structure performance measurement. Proceedings International conference on innovation in architecture, engineering and construction, June 2003,.Loughborough, pp. 59-68.

Heesom, D. and Mahdjoubi, L. (2002) A dynamic 4D simulation system for construction space planning. Proceedings, conference on Decision Making in Civil and Urban Engineering (DMinUCE), London, 6-8 November 2002, pp. 860-866.

Felce, A., Mahdjoubi, L. and Ahmed, V (2002) Decision Support Systems for injury prediction on construction sites. Proceedings of the Conf. on Re-engineering Construction- Enabling and Motivating Excellence.  Hong Kong, pp. 92- 02.

Mahdjoubi, L. and Ahmed, V. (2001) Decision support systems for the design of safe houses for older people.  (eds.) C. J. Anumba, C. Egbu, A. Thorpe.  Proceedings of International Conference on  Innovation in architecture, engineering and construction - 2001; pp.: 847-854.

Yang, J. L. and Mahdjoubi, L. (2001) "Routes Selecting or Materials Movement on Construction Sites".  Proceedings of the ASCE Specialty Conference on Fully Integrated and Automated Project Processes (FIAPP) in Civil Engineering. September 26-28, 2001 at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, pp. 147 – 159.

Yang, J. L. and Mahdjoubi, L. (1999) A Decision-Support System for Material Routing in Construction Sites.  In Chawdhry P. K., Ghodous, P. Vandorpe, D. (eds.) Advances in concurrent engineering, Chapter 11 "Strategic perspectives in CE", Techtronic Publishing Company: Lancaster-Basel, pp. 496-501.

Mahdjoubi, L. and Wiltshire, T.J. (1996) Computer mediated architect-client design collaboration. INCIT 96 Proceedings. International construction information technology conference. The Institution of Engineers: Sydney, Australia. pp. 13-18.

Mahdjoubi, L. and Awotona, A., (1994) Planning and designing rural settlements: The Algerian experience. International Symposium on People Place and Development. CARDO, Department of Architecture, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Mahdjoubi, L. and Mattox, M. (2000) Can computer-generated visual simulations improve housing design for the disabled? Digital Creativity Programme for presentation in "The impact of digital technology on the professions of the built environment symposium", 13-14 January 2000, pp. 239-250 (ISBN: 1 86166 140 1).

Yang, J. L. and Mahdjoubi, L., (1999), A decision support system for materials routing in construction site, Proceeding of 6th ISPE International Conference on CE, 1-3 September 1999, Bath, England.

Dawood, N., Hobbs, B., Akinsola, A., Malsi, Z, Mahdjoubi L., Heesom D., Winch G., Penn A. (2000) The Virtual Construction Site: A Decision Support System for Construction Planning (VIRCON).  Proceedings of Construction Applications of Virtual Reality: Current Initiatives and Future Challenges (CONVR 2000,4th-5th/Sept 2000, University of Teesside.

Yang, J.L. and Mahdjoubi, L. (2000), Virtual Construction Material as Decision Support system in Construction Sites, Proceeding of the 7th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, Lyon, France, 17th –20th July 2000.

Yang, J.L. and Mahdjoubi, L. (2000) Using IT in material management in construction site: A decision support system in material routing, Presented at ARCOM Doctoral Workshop, "IT Research in Construction Management", University of Salford, Friday 6th October 2000. ARCOM Newsletter, 15 (3).

Mahdjoubi, L et al. (2000) A Critical Review of Decision Support Systems for Construction Project Planning. Conference on Construction Applications of virtual Reality: Current Initiatives and future challenges. 4-5 September 2000, Teesside, UK.

Dawood, N., Hobbs, B., Akinsola, A., Mallasi, Z., Mahdjoubi, L., Heesom, D., Winch, G., Penn, A., Kelsey, J., Edkins, A. and North, S. (2000) The Virtual Construction Site: A Decision Support System for Construction Planning (VIRCON). VSMM 2000. 6th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia. 4-6 October, 2000, Softopia, Gifu, Japan. 

Mahdjoubi, L. and Wiltshire, T. J. (1996) How much detail is needed in computer generated visual simulations of architectural displays?. In S. Emmitt (ed.) Detail Design in Architecture, BRC: Northampton, Section 2, Chapter 6, pp. 88-95. (IBSN: 0 9529783 0 X).

Mahdjoubi, L. and Awotona, A. (1997) Planning and designing settlements. In A. Awotona and N. Teymur (eds.), Tradition, Location and Community: Place Making and development, Avebury: Aldershot, Chapter 8, pp. 141-160. (IBSN: 1 85972 320 9).

Mahdjoubi, L. and Awotona, A., (1994) The Algerian experience in designing settlements. International Symposium on People Place and Development. CARDO, Department of Architecture, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Mahdjoubi, L. (1990) For an improved rural housing to limit distress migration.  Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 1360-0559, Volume 33, Issue 1, 1990, Pages 3 – 12.

Reports

Mahdjoubi, L. and Moobela, C (2007) Methods of communication in planning participation, British Academy.  ISBN 1-86043-401-0 978-1-86043-401-3.

Mahdjoubi, L. and Moobela, C (2007) Communication media technologies, British Academy. ISBN 1-86043-402-9 978-1-86043-402-0.

Mahdjoubi, L. and Moobela, C (2007) The Potential of Visual Simulation in Encouraging Participation of BME Communities in Planning: Lessons from the Barton Hill Redevelopment in Bristol, United Kingdom, British Academy. ISBN: 1-86043-403-7 978-1-86043-403-7.

Mahdjoubi, L. and Moobela, C (2007) Participation of minority and ethnic communities in planning decision-making processes, British Academy. ISBN 1-86043-400-2 978-1-86043-400-6.

Heesom, D. and Mahdjoubi, L. (2002) Technology Opportunities and Potential for The Virtual Construction Site. Volume 1: Emerging Research Initiatives. Built Environment Division, University of Wolverhampton, under EPSRC Grant No.GR/N00876. ISBN: 1-86162-001-2.

Heesom, D. and Mahdjoubi, L. (2002) Technology Opportunities and Potential for The Virtual Construction Site. Volume 2: Project Planning Software Review. Built Environment Division, University of Wolverhampton, under EPSRC Grant No.GR/N00876. ISBN: 1-86162-002.

Heesom, D. and Mahdjoubi, L. (2002) Technology Opportunities and Potential for The Virtual Construction Site. Volume 3: Existing Technology and Potential. Built Environment Division, University of Wolverhampton, under EPSRC Grant No.GR/N00876. ISBN: 1-86162-003-9.

Heesom, D. and Mahdjoubi, L. (2002) Visualisation Development for the Virtual Construction Site. Built Environment Division, University of Wolverhampton, under EPSRC Grant No.GR/N00876. ISBN: 1-86162-004-7.

Lockley, S.R., Taylor, G.E., Madani, A., Mahdjoubi, L. and Hoult, C., (1995), Final report: Computer Aided Design Interactive Tutorial (CADIT), Teaching Initiative 1994/95, Departments of Architecture, Surveying and Town and Country Planning, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Lockley, S., Mahdjoubi, L., Madani, A. and Taylor, G.E., (1994), Final report: A computer aided design teaching resource, Teaching Initiative 1993/94, Departments of Architecture, Town and Country Planning and Surveying, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Articles in Books

Mahdjoubi, L. (2010) Designing healthy and inclusive public outdoor spaces for young people. Tom, Inns (ed.) Designing for the 21st Century: Interdisciplinary Questions and Insights, Gower Ashgate, pp. 54-67, (512 pages, ISBN-13 978-0-566-08737-0).

Mahdjoubi, L. and Awotona, A. (1997) Planning and designing rural settlements. In A. Awotona and N. Teymur (eds.), Tradition, Location and Community: Place Making and development, Avebury: Aldershot, Chapter 8, pp. 141-160. (IBSN: 1 85972 320 9).

Yang, J. L. and Mahdjoubi, L. (1999) A Decision-Support System for Material Routing in Construction Sites.  In Chawdhry P. K., Ghodous, P. Vandorpe, D. (eds.) Advances in concurrent engineering, Chapter 11 "Strategic perspectives in CE", Techtronic Publishing Company: Lancaster-Basel, pp. 496-501, (ISBN: 1-56676-790-3).

Textbooks

Mahdjoubi, L. and Lockley, S. (1994) Visual learning guide to AutoCAD. Self-tutoring centred approach. Volume 1. Computer-aided design. Programmed instruction, Newcastle upon Tyne. Department of Architecture, University of Newcastle (ISBN: 1899638016).

Media Interviews and Press Releases

Radio Interviews:
BBC Radio 1 (18/03/05)
BBC Radio 1  16/03/06
Radio 4 Live 15/03/06
GWR FM 16/03/06

Interviews:
With Demos (think tank for everyday democracy) on 8 Dec 2006 as an expert in built environment and health. 
Interview with the BBC 14/03/2008 “UWE helps children design their own school”. 

Television Interviews:
ITV 16/03/06
BBC breakfast news 14/03/2008
ITV 12/09/2011
 
Press releases:
“Now our playground has become an adventure”, Evening Post, 19/03/2008
“Fresh approach to teaching kids”  12/05/2007
“OUR KIDS CAN'T PLAY CONKERS? THAT'S BONKERS” Evening Post: 23/07/2007.
“Fighting the fat”, Bristol Observer, 23/03/05
“Team designs outdoor play area. Researchers at the University of the West of England are to use design techniques to reduce childhood obesity.” BBC News: 18/03/05
“Fears lead to boring playgrounds Parents’ obsession with safety and local councils’ fear of litigation have led to boring playgrounds, according to a university design expert.” BBC News: 13/03/06.
“How obsession with safety is putting our kids at risk.” Evening Post: 16/03/06
‘Safety first’ world that stifles children.” Western Morning News (Cornwall Edition): 15/03/06 (Neil Young)
“No outdoor play means more ‘super size’ children.” Clifton Chronicle: 24/03/06
“Playgrounds ‘are too dull.” Evening Post: 14/03/06. (Linda Tanner)
“Dangers of child safety.” Western Daily Express: 14/03/06

Committee Membership

Member, The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Member, The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) –until 2009
Member, The Advisory Board International Making Cities Livable, USA
Member, Pathfinder Board, Bristol City Council
Member, Play in the built environment Forum
Member, Innovation in Building and Construction
Member, Industry Alliance for Interoperability

External Examiner (PG), Heriot Watt University
External Examiner (PhD), Salford University
External Examiner (PhD), Oxford Brookes University
External Examiner (PhD), Loughborough University
External Examiner (PhD), Cardiff University
External Examiner (DBA), Liverpool John Moores University
External Examiner (PhD), Heriot Watt University
External Examiner (PhD), Robert Gordon University
External Examiner (PhD), University of South Bank
External Examiner (PhD), Wolverhampton University
External Examiner (PhD), Malaysia
External Examiner (PhD), Dubai, UAE

Education

PhD, The University of Newcastle upon Tyne– 2001
Master of Philosophy, The University of Newcastle upon Tyne– 1985
Dip. of Architecture (5 year course), Qualified as an Architect, University of  Constantine Algeria – 1981