Dr Andrew Smith is a Lecturer in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment and Programme Leader for MSc Facilities Management.
Andrew is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a Certified Member of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (CIWFM) and a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI).
He has research interests in the built environment, particularly in facilities and workplace management, real estate and sustainability. His research papers on themes such as workplace wellbeing and productivity, sustainability, indoor environmental quality and the relationship of people to their working environment have been published in several Internationally-recognised academic and professional journals. Andrew is an experienced PhD supervisor and examiner.
Recent research projects include an industry funded project to investigate the wellbeing and productivity effects of plants in offices and supervision of PhDs researching sustainable facilities management in Nigeria; impacts of the work environment on midwives in clinical settings; emotional intelligence in the construction industry and Building Information Modelling (BIM). His PhD research was funded by the UK Government and an industrial partnership.
Andrew’s role involves teaching and scholarly activity at undergraduate and postgraduate level. His teaching interests include facilities management, building economics and construction financial management.