Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Dr Andrew Smith CIWFM MCMI FHEA

Lecturer

Biography

Dr Andrew Smith is a Lecturer in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment and Programme Leader for MSc Facilities Management and MSc Real Estate Management and Investment.

Andrew has over 10 years academic experience and his industrial experience includes global corporations, SMEs and the Public Sector. He 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 worked as an external examiner and external advisor for various UK universities.

He has research interests in the built environment, particularly in facilities and workplace management, real estate and sustainability. He has published more than 30 research papers on themes such as workplace wellbeing and productivity, sustainability, indoor environmental quality and the relationship of people to their working environment in Internationally-recognised academic and professional journals and conferences. 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; indoor environment in primary school classrooms; 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 is also on the editorial advisory boards of several academic journals including The Journal of Facilities Management, Sustainability and The International Journal of BIM and Engineering Science.

Andrew’s role involves teaching and scholarly activity at undergraduate and postgraduate level. His teaching interests include facilities management, building economics, real estate valuation and construction financial management.

Andrew is available for research collaboration and consultancy

Themes

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Member of School Quality Committee, School of Engineering and the Built Environment, 2018-2019
  • Academic Conduct Officer, School of Engineering and the Built Environment and Member of University Academic Conduct Forum, 2018-2020
  • School Lead for Research Integrity (School of Engineering and the Built Environment) and member of University Research Integrity Committee, 2017-2019

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • Member of Scientific Committee, Transdisciplinary Workplace Conference, Milan, Italy, 2022
  • Member of Scientific Committee, Transdisciplinary Workplace Conference, Weimar, Germany, September 2020
  • Member of Scientific Committee, EuroFM European Facility Management Conference 2019
  • Member of Scientific Committee, First Transdisciplinary Workplace Conference, Tampere, Finland, September 2018
  • Member of Scientific Committee, EuroFM European Facility Management Conference 2018

 

Editorial Activity

  • Invited Guest Editor for a special issue of Sustainability on Workplace and Facility Management Perspectives on Sustainability, 2021-2022
  • Topic Editor on Sustainable Facilities Management - Sustainability: with responsibility for defining the topic scope, guiding authors and promoting the topic
  • Member of Editorial Board - Sustainability
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of BIM and Engineering Science (IJBES)
  • Invited member of specialist editorial advisory board for a special issue of Facilities, 2018
  • Guest Editorial - Smith, A. (2014). “The applicability of neuroscience to facilities management.” Journal of Facilities Management, Vol. 12 (1).
  • Guest Editorial - Smith, A. (2011). “How important is the physical workplace to engagement and productivity?” Journal of Facilities Management, Vol. 9, No. 2
  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Facilities Management

 

External Examining/Validations

  • IWFM Assessor - Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management
  • External Advisor - MSc Facilities Management Validation, University of Central Lancashire, 2019
  • External Examiner - Liverpool John Moores University
  • External Examiner - University of Wales Trinity St David, 2016-2021
  • External Examiner - University of Northampton, 2012-2017

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Facilities Management, 2019
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Facilities Management, 2016

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited expert panel member in a hypothetical Facilities Management scenario at EuroFM European Facility Management Network Conference and Research Symposium, Glasgow, 2015
  • Invited speaker at a European Facilities Management research workshop, Centre for Facilities Management, Manchester, 2013

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Certified Member, Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (CIWFM)
  • Member, Chartered Management Institute (MCMI)

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • External Examiner, Liverpool John Moores University - An Investigation of Digital Construction Supply Chain Value Stream Integration based on the Formwork Industry (2021) (DBA)
  • External Examiner, Liverpool John Moores University - The evolution of facility management (FM) in the Building Information Modelling (BIM) process: An opportunity to use critical success factors (CSF) for optimising built assets (2020) (PhD)
  • External Examiner, Liverpool John Moores University - Optimising facility management communication in Swiss hospitals: The development of an FM communication framework (2019) (PhD)
  • Internal Examiner, University of Central Lancashire - The construction partnering paradigm: A dynamic conceptual engagement framework (2015) (PhD)
  • Internal Examiner, University of Central Lancashire - Development of a framework for sustainable social housing provision (SSHP) in England (2014) (PhD)
  • Internal Examiner, University of Central Lancashire - The uptake and implementation of sustainable construction: Transforming policy into practice (2012) (PhD)

 

Reviewing

  • Supporting ENRoute, Edinburgh Napier's professional recognition framework, by providing formative feedback on draft submissions for fellowship/senior fellowship of Advance HE
  • Peer Reviewer for REF2021 Outputs in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment
  • Journal Reviewer - Facilities Management, Workplace, Real Estate and Sustainability

 

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Indoor living plants' effects on an office environment - collaborative research project funded by the University of Central Lancashire and a local authority in South West England

Current Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Quality Management in Chinese Manufacturing Industries
  • Development of a Facilities Management Framework for Sustainable Building Practice in Nigeria