Alasdair joined Edinburgh Napier University in 2008 as a researcher specialising in sustainable urban development. He has since been involved in several high-profile research projects including SURegen, CLUE, EXPGOV, Smart Accelerator, Online S3 and Smart Kids, culminating in the publication of several academic papers, books and online literature. Alasdair is also a lecturer within the School of Built Environment. Alasdair holds a first-class honours degree in Estate Management (RICS accredited) and an MSc in City Planning and Regeneration (RTPI accredited). In addition, he holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Practice in HE and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.