Our People

Award winning teaching staff

Our teaching, research and support teams are at the heart of our school with a broad range of expertise drawn from academic excellence, cutting edge research and industry experience.

The majority of our staff have worked in industry with many continuing to support a range projects outside of their teaching commitments. Using their extensive knowledge and links with industry, our staff ensure students have the right knowledge, skills and contacts to allow their careers to flourish.

Featured staff

Professor Akintola Akintoye

Professor Akintola Akintoye

Dean of School

A.Akintoye@leedsbeckett.ac.uk | 0113 81 26898

BSc (Hons) MSc PhD FRICS FCIOB FInstCM

Professor Akintoye, Dean of School of Built Environment and Engineering, joined the University in 2017. He holds the Chair of Construction Economics and Management.

Professor Akintoye joined University of Salford in 1989 where he completed his PhD in 1991. After he completed his PhD, he worked briefly with Reading University on a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor funded research project and with Salford University College as Lecturer in Construction Technology.

In 1994, Akin left Salford University College to join Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) as a Lecturer in Quantity Surveying and was promoted Senior Lecturer and Reader. Whilst at GCU, he undertook a number of roles including Subject Leader and Director of Research. In 1999, he was promoted to Professor of Construction Economics and Management and became Associate Dean of Research and Knowledge Transfer of the School of Built and Natural Environment in 2002, with responsibility for developing the School’s research and knowledge transfer strategy...

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Professor Ian Strange

Professor Ian Strange

Director of Research

I.Strange@leedsbeckett.ac.uk | 0113 81 27634

Ian became Professor of Spatial Policy and Head of CUDEM in January 2007. CUDEM provides a focus for the research of academics in the Planning, Housing and Human Geography group. Since 2007, projects undertaken for the European Commission, UK government, and regional authorities have delivered agenda-setting research with significant contribution to the academy, policy and practice, while enriching our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching portfolio.

Ian is an experienced and effective communicator and teacher. He has considerable experience of presenting complex ideas and information in both written and spoken form to diverse audiences. Ian has published widely in a variety of formats, often disseminating academic research to a policy-oriented and focused audience. He also has extensive experience of presenting research papers at numerous national and international conferences and seminars, as well as presenting research findings to senior policy makers.

Ian teaches at all levels of the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum. He has a track record of delivering high qu...

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Professor Parneet Paul

Professor Parneet Paul

Head of Subject

P.Paul@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Professor Parneet Paul is a Chartered Engineer who has broad industrial and academic experience gained in the UK and overseas environments. He is a specialist water engineer experienced in project management and systems design up to Principal Engineer level. For the past fifteen years or so, Professor Paul has been an academic researcher at De Montfort, Brunel, Kingston, and East London Universities with a specialist interest in wastewater treatment system’s design and development.

Prior to joining academia, he carried out several civil engineering assignments in the South Pacific, Southern Africa, West Africa, and South East Asia with VSO, Skillshare International, Oxfam GB, Oxfam Australia, and PADCO AECOM (via USAID). He has also worked for UK engineering consultancy firms, namely Arups in Central London and Bullens (now part of AECOM Group) in North West England.

Professor Paul is a Trustee Board member of REDR UK (Registered Charity), and is a member of the Professional Standards Committee of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management.

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Dr David Haigh

Dr David Haigh

Head of Subject

D.P.Haigh@leedsbeckett.ac.uk | 0113 81 27624

David leads the Planning, Housing and Human Geography teaching staff at Leeds Beckett University and teaches into the housing and human geography curriculum. He is a very experienced lecturer and academic team leader with over 20 years of experience in a wide range of professional disciplines such as housing, community economics and urban regeneration. David is motivated by helping students learn and develop broader life skills, delivering high quality, engaging teaching and by developing progressive environment for teams to flourish. David’s goals are to foster excellent research both personally and through partnership and to help students get the best out of their educational experience.

David has been at Leeds Beckett University for over 13 years, before this David had various roles at Leeds City Council including Research Manager, Neighbourhood Planning, Housing and Estate officer and Regeneration team manager.

Personal impact: Professional but engaging and empathetic learning environment through development of confidence and inspiration.

David is an external exa...

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Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

Head of Subject

M.W.Wilson@leedsbeckett.ac.uk | 0113 81 27622

Mark is the Head of Subject for Surveying, Construction and Project Management which delivers a varied range of technical courses. He is a chartered building surveyor with over 20 years experience in the industry and he is still active in consultancy work for local companies, specialising in timber and damp investigations.

Mark is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is currently a board member for the Yorkshire and Humber Region. He is active in the local group and has close links to the Matrics which is a group of the RICS dedicated to younger members and students. He has worked in the profession for over 25 years on many different projects and roles delivering major refurbishment projects and new build leisure centres to managing a property management team for a local authority and uses this experience to enhance his teaching delivery by punctuating the theoretical perspectives with real life examples.

Mark has a passion for building pathology and enjoys nothing more than investigation damp problems to provide the most effective solutions. He has an ...

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Paul Doney

Paul Doney

Head of Subject

P.Doney@leedsbeckett.ac.uk | 0113 81 23713

Paul is a Principal Lecturer and has 20 years of experience working in HE. He has taken on many leadership roles and currently leads on enterprise and employability. Paul is an active researcher with interest in persuasive technology.

Paul has long experience of HE and has taken on numerous leadership roles, including course leadership and the role of Subject Group Leader. He oversaw the expansion of the computing curriculum from a single course to a portfolio that included the emerging specialist areas of Computer Forensics and Security.

Paul has recently turned his attention to building a stronger research profile and is currently enrolled on a part time research degree. Working with colleagues under the banner of 'Assistive Technologies' Paul has started to investigate ways in which Persuasive Technology can be applied to systems promoting behaviour change in a more effective manner.

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All Staff

Dr Adrian Bown

Senior Lecturer

Tom Craven

Course Director

Barry Falconer

Senior Lecturer

Duncan Folley

Principal Lecturer

Philip Garrison

Senior Lecturer

Dr Mark Judge

Senior Lecturer

Dr Alfred Leung

Senior Lecturer

Dr David Love

Course Director

Alan Newall

Senior Lecturer

Killian Ngong

Senior Lecturer

Josie Rothera

Course Director

Balbir Singh

Senior Lecturer

Anthony Smith

Senior Lecturer

Mike White

Course Director

Dr Quintin Bradley

Senior Lecturer

Dr Bronwen Edwards

Senior Lecturer

Dr Neil Evans

Course Director

Dr David Haigh

Head of Subject

Dr Max Hope

Course Director

Dr Karen Horwood

Senior Lecturer

Dr Andre Pusey

Course Director

Dr Mohammad Radfar

Senior Lecturer

Dr Geoff Seavers

Senior Lecturer

Dr Jennifer Seavers

Principal Lecturer

Dr Lindsay Smales

Senior Lecturer

Professor Ian Strange

Director of Research

Kevin Thomas

Senior Lecturer

Michelle Wishardt

Research Fellow

Janeen Achtar

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Gihan Badi

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Jim Durrant

Principal Lecturer

Martin Green

Course Director

Tahira Hamid

Senior Lecturer

John Heathcote

Senior Lecturer

Alison Jackson

Senior Lecturer

Allan Jones

Course Director

Hadi Kazemi

Senior Lecturer

Mark Laurillard

Course Director

Joanne Lloyd

Course Director

Matt Myers

Senior Lecturer

Dr Ade Oyegoke

Senior Lecturer

Dr David Roberts

Senior Lecturer

Melanie Smith

Senior Lecturer

Koko Udom

Senior Lecturer

Maria Unuigbe

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Mark Wilson

Head of Subject

Dr Sam Zulu

Senior Lecturer

Ian Dickinson

Research Fellow

David Farmer

Research Fellow

Martin Fletcher

Research Fellow

Professor Christopher Gorse

Professor of Construction and Project Management

Dominic Miles-Shenton

Senior Research Fellow

Felix Thomas

Research Assistant

Akintola Akintoya
Professor Akintola Akintoye

Dean of School

Melissa Argyle
Melissa Argyle

Course Administrator

Leeds Beckett University
Andy Brannan

Principal Learning Officer

Thom Day
Thom Day

Course Administrator

Chris Fletcher
Chris Fletcher

Academic Quality Support Officer

Ellen Glover
Ellen Glover

R&E Administrator

Hamish Johnston
Hamish Johnston

Senior Learning Officer

Carrick Jones
Carrick Jones

CPD and Franchise Course Coordinator

Helen Jones
Helen Jones

Academic Services Team Leader

Jackie Leahy
Jackie Leahy

Academic Services Manager

Donna Lee
Donna Lee

Knowledge Exchange Administrator

Liz Scofield
Liz Schofield

School Events Planner

Urzula Scibior
Urszula Scibior

Course Administrator

Kev Smith
Kev Smith

Team Manager

Sana Waliyat
Sana Waliyat

Course Administrator

Andrew Winterburn
Andrew Winterburn

Instructional Design Support Officer