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Prof Grant Mills
Room 243a (2nd Floor)
The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction
1-19 Torrington Place
London
WC1E 7HB
Tel: 020 7679 1815
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Appointment
  • Professor of Healthcare Infrastructure Delivery
  • The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Biography

Professor of Healthcare Infrastructure Delivery and Bartlett Faculty Lead for Health at UCL. He researches advanced healthcare infrastructure delivery models, interdisciplinary design and project management. He has been investigator on EPSRC, ESRC, NIHR and IUK research and directly funded by the Department of Health, European Investment Bank and World Health Organization. Recent research has investigated healthcare diagnostic hub design, augmented reality for hospitals delivery, flat-pack modular operating theatre configuration, healthcare infrastructure capital investment and advanced data analytics in AEC production control.

From March 2020 Prof Mills has been the Bartlett Faculty Lead for Health building an international reputation for Bartlett Health-related research, teaching and enterprise. In 2013 he completed his PhD on value in design at Loughborough University, prior to which he worked for AMEC Group Limited (a multi-disciplinary engineering firm) across Innovation and Technology, Design and Value Management departments.

Research Summary

Specialism is in the design and delivery of healthcare infrastructure facilities. Specifically, the evidence that supports the scale, scope and distribution of healthcare buildings (e.g. how they are therapeutically designed and engineered to be adaptable). This also involves, how technology is driving decentralization of care away from hospitals, advancing human capital and how infrastructure can respond to changing demographics, prevalence and innovation in care pathways to increase health outcomes. His research impacts health and healthcare infrastructure policy, planning and integrated project delivery. Involving the co-production of interdisciplinary research.

Teaching Summary

Hospitals and Complex Facilities (MSc, 35 students) – subject areas include modular hospital building, design management, governance, post occupancy evaluation, construction industry transformation, policy, regulation and standards, adaptability, stakeholder involvement and evidence-based design.

Principles of Enterprise Management (MSc,157 students) – Subject areas include business models, innovation, change management, and strategy.

VM and The Management of Value (MSc, 58 students) – Accredited to the Institute of Value Management and Value for Europe.

Capturing and Delivering Value (MSc, 55 students) – Subjects include design management, systems integration and healthcare delivery models.

Owner-based Management of projects (MSc,191 students) Subject areas include Design Management, Requirements Management and Briefing.

The Management of Construction Enterprises (MSc, 144 students) Subject areas include: Enterprises, Strategy and Business Models, Organisational Culture and Behaviour, Emotional Intelligence and Trust.

Supervision of MSc and BSc Dissertations

PhD Supervision and Teaching

Appointments
01-OCT-2021 Professor Healthcare Infrastructure Delivery Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction UCL, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2015 Senior Lecturer in Enterprise Management School of Sustainable Construction 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   Doctorat Loughborough University
2007   PRINCE2 Foundation Level Loughborough University
2001   Bachelor of Arts Master of Science De Montfort University
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