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Dr Alex Opoku
1-19 Torrington Place
Tel: 0203 108 3060
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  • Honorary Associate Professor
  • The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction
  • Faculty of the Built Environment

Dr Alex Opoku is currently an Associate Professor in Project Management & Quantity Surveying at the UCL Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction. Prior to joining UCL, Alex worked as a Senior Lecturer and Course Director for the MSc QS programme at the London South Bank University and Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Centre for Sustainable Development in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. He has extensive quantity surveying and cost management experience in the UK construction industry, having been involved with RC frame construction, ground works, maintenance and refurbishment projects with Willmott Dixon and Haymills Contractors for over seven years. He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (UK), Chartered Construction Manager (MCIOB) and Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS). Alex holds a PhD in Construction & project Management from the University of Salford. His PhD research was on Leadership and the promotion of sustainability practices in UK construction organizations. Alex graduated from Nottingham Trent University with an honours degree in Building Management in 2005 and an MSc degree in Quantity Surveying Commercial Management from the Leeds Metropolitan University in 2008. He has experience in research and teaching at both undergraduate and post-graduate level. My main research interest is in the area of Sustainable Built Environment focusing on leadership and sustainability in construction, sustainable procurement in construction, sustainable housing, organizational learning in construction, construction cost management, sustainability reporting, Whole life costing, Value for money etc. I’m actively involved in Teaching and Learning, Research and Knowledge Transfer, as well as Administration, Management and Leadership roles.

Research Themes
01-SEP-2016 Senior Lecturer UCL Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction University College London, United Kingdom
01-FEB-2015 – 31-AUG-2016 Director, Research Centre for Sustainability and Resilient School of Built Environment & Architecture London South Bank University, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2013 – 30-AUG-2016 Senior Lecturer & Course Director School of Built Environment & Architecture London South Bank University, United Kingdom
OCT-2012 – AUG-2013 Postdoctoral Research Associate Engineering (Centre for Sustainable Development) University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2009 – 31-AUG-2012 Graduate Teaching Assistant School of Built Environment University of Salford, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2015   ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow London South Bank University
2015   Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education London South Bank University
2013   Doctor of Philosophy University of Salford
2008   Master of Science Leeds Metropolitan University
2005   Bachelor of Science (Honours) Nottingham Trent University
2001   Higher National Certificate College of North East London
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