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Dr Grant Mills
Room 239 (2nd Floor)
The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management
1-19 Torrington Place
Tel: 020 7679 1815
  • Senior Lecturer
  • The Bartlett Sch of Const & Proj Mgt
  • Faculty of the Built Environment

Graduating with a First Class Honours in “The Management of Design and Innovation” and winner of the RSA Design Management awards in 2001. Grant moved to AMEC Group Limited (a multi-disciplinary engineering and construction organisation), where he worked across three Departments (Innovation and Technology, Design Management and Value Management) to bring about business improvement and organisational change. As a Research Associate and Co-Investigator at Loughborough University, Grant researched the management of social infrastructure projects and collaborated with commercial construction organisations and health and social care authorities to understand multi-organisational quality and design management practices and cultures. His PhD thesis was in understanding the complex emergence of values and value in the project design process.


His research as a CI and RA at Loughborough University included: evidence based design, open building, strategic asset management, master planning, healthcare infrastructure, capacity planning, regulation, scenario planning, and economic evaluation. Grant's interest is in applying translational process research to address values, value, quality management, lean healthcare, and stakeholder consultation problems. He has worked in consultancy roles for AML and for LUEL to develop, apply and train advanced design and quality management methodologies.

Research Summary

EPSRC - £1,063,456, HaCIRIC Extension (EP/I029788/1), £134,000, Open Planning for Operationally Ready Acute Healthcare Estate (EP/D039614/1), £436,000, A Built Environment Design Evidence Base to Continuously Improve the Delivery of Patient Safety, and £154,050, Evidence Based Learning Environments (EP/D039614/1))
KTA/KTP - £99,621, Optimising healthcare infrastructure value, and £97,197, Activity-Acuity-Adaptability-Flow Emergency Departments
Industry - £30,169, EIB Review of the Evidence for the Contribution of Healthcare Infrastructure Investment to Health Gain, £25,000, DH Efficient and Convenient Primary Care, £30,000, DH Development of a New Premises Assurance Model, and £30,000, DH Capital Investment and Backlog Maintenance

Teaching Summary

  • Organizational Management (BSc., Year 3 Students. Approx. 35 Students) – Subject areas include: Organisational Behaviour and Culture. 6 weeks, 12 Hrs
  • Management 1 (BSc., Year 2. Approx. 35 Students) – Subject areas include HR, Operations Management and Supply Chain Management. 6 weeks, 12 Hrs
  • Making Cities (BSc., Year 1. Approx. 40 Students) – Interdisciplinary Course across Bartlett architecture, planning and project management. 11 weeks, Total 44 Hrs
  • Building Asset Management (BSc. Year 3 Students. Approx 35 Students) – Subject areas include: Asset Value, Service Life and Depreciation. 1 week, 2 Hrs
  • VM and The Management of Value (MSc.) – 5 weeks, 10 Hrs. (co-teaching/team teaching)
  • Capturing and Delivering Value (MSc.) – 5 weeks, 10 Hrs (co-teaching/team teaching)
  • Owner-based Management of Projects (MSc.) Subject areas include DM, RM and Briefing. 3 weeks, 6 Hrs
  • PhD Supervision (2 external PhD students and 4 UCL)
  • Msc and BSc Dissertation Supervision (15 students per year)
01-OCT-2015 Senior Lecturer in Enterprise Management School of Construction and Project Management University College London, United Kingdom
01-JAN-2014 Lecturer in Project and Enterprise Management Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management UCL, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2008 – 30-NOV-2013 Senior Research Associate Civil and Building Engineering Loughborough University, United Kingdom
01-AUG-2005 – 01-SEP-2008 Research Associate Civil and Building Engineering Loughborough University and Manchester City Council, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2013 PhD Doctorat – Construction Management Loughborough University
2001 BA/MSci Bachelor of Arts Master of Science – Design studies De Montfort University
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