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Josie Rothera


About Josie Rothera

Josie is the Course Director for the postgraduate Civil Engineering courses.

She is a Chartered Civil Engineer (CEng), an Associate of the Association for Project Management, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and an early career researcher.

Josie is at her foremost a mentor to students and graduates alike. She has over ten years of project site management experience on contacts >£10M, often as the sole female representation in the delivery team. She is an active promoter for the Institution of Civil Engineers for the Yorkshire & Humber region, and is a board representative on a number of steering groups in both academia and industry.

Josie teaches a range of management applications across undergraduate and postgraduate courses. She leads modules at L4, L6 and L7 and is a significant contributor to personal skills development awareness and facilitation. She brings a wealth of industry links and projects for the students and is often seen at regional events for professional engineering institutions. She is a keen support for women in civil engineering and the built environment industry and is a member of the Women's Engineering Society (WES) and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE).

Josie is a co-founder and Company Director of STEER Support and Mentoring CIC, which supports undergraduates in transitioning into built environment careers. STEER work at Leeds Beckett University, Nottingham Trent University and will be at Northumbria University in 2019.

Current Teaching

  • HND / BEng / BSc / Degree Apprenticeship Civil Engineering both full and part time
  • MSc Civil Engineering both full and part time
  • APM accredited PMQ and PMF courses for professionals

Research Interests

Josie's research topic considers the learning spaces for civil engineering students, and how if these are designed to replicate current industry delivery practice, how personal skills might emerge as a result. She is an early career researcher hoping to completed in 2023.

Josie is also part of the research group in the School of Built Environment and Engineering and has been pivotal in bringing dissertations on digital technologies together with industry partners under collaborative research. She continues to identify other industry research partnership opportunities, most recently with contractors and facility management companies.

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