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Dr Andrew Fox

Dr Andrew Fox
Academic (Education) Senior Lecturer in Project and Infrastructure Management

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Summary

I am a Chartered Civil Engineer with more than 30years of professional experience, split almost equally between working in industry and working in academia. My industry career started in the UK water industry, but included projects in the highways and housing sectors. I then ventured overseas and engaged in a number of infrastructure development and post-disaster recovery projects in Africa, the Caribbean and Eastern Mediterranean regions. I have worked at a variety of levels, often managing interdisciplinary design and construction teams. My first academic post was at Coventry University, where I was engaged to teach engineering principles to Disaster Management students. I then moved to the University of Plymouth, where I taught construction and disaster management principles to engineering students. I completed my PhD in 2014, which explored the potential value of social capital as means to enhance community resilience to flood risk. My wider research has focussed on a range of issues related disaster and construction management. I have led several educational projects with strong industry-academia collaborative elements and my academic roles have included admissions and programme management.

Since joining the team at Brunel University, I have taken on the role of Director for Flood and Coastal Engineering programmes. This a suite of three programme (MSc, BSc and FdSc) all of which are sponsored by the Environment Agency and are co-delivered by the University and HR Wallingford. 

GENERAL DETAILS

 

Qualifications

PhD

PGCert

Human Geography           2014

T&L in HE                         2002

CEng

Chartered Engineer          1993

MEng

Civil Engineering              1988

Prof Memberships

Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE),

Association of Project Management (MAPM)

Project Management Institute (MPMI)

RECENT EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Aug 20 – current       Senior Lecturer in Project and Infrastructure Management

                                 BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

                                   Roles undertaken include Director of Flood and Coastal Engineering programmes

Aug 07 – Jul 20        Lecturer (Education)– Civil Engineering Management

                                 UNIVERSITY of plymouth, UK

Roles undertaken included Programme Manager for BSc and Degree Apprenticeship programmes; Postgraduate and Undergraduate Admissions Tutor Civil Engineering courses, Leading modules in construction management, project management, contract management, engineering business management and interdisciplinary design projects. Coordinator of the Engineering and Society Research Group. Member of Management Committee for Sustainable Earth Institute and Pedagogic Research

Sep 01 – Aug 07       Senior Lecturer – Engineering Management/ Disaster Management

                                 COVENTRY UNIVERSITY, UK

Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching on Civil Engineering and Disaster Management programmes, Leading modules in Applied Mechanical, Hydraulics, Water Management, Organisational Management, Project Management. Member of the Applied Research Centre for Human Security (ARCHS), leading educational development projects in Kenya and Admissions Tutor for Civil Engineering & Disaster Management programmes.

Jun 00 – Sept 01      Director

                                 APF PROJECT MANAGEMENT LTD., UK

Company leadership, project tendering, customer relations, sales and marketing for projects in Turkey, Turkey based agent for five UK steel fabrication companies and one Australian modular housing company.

Oct 99 – May 00       Programme Director

                                 Mercy Corps europe/scottish european aid, Turkey

Developing project proposals, fund-raising, report writing, financial management, programme coordination for Post-Earthquake emergency relief programme. Responsibility for spearheading consortium of six international charity organisations and managing donor relations in Turkey, EU, Scotland, England, USA, Canada, Ireland and Germany .

Apr 98–Sept 99        Deputy Country Manager/Project Engineer

                                 BROWN AND ROOT LTD, MONTSERRAT, BWI

Contract management, financial auditing, programme development, dispute resolution, report writing, design supervision and development planning for Emergency Reconstruction Programme following volcanic eruptions. Managing International projects involving – Montserrat, Antigua, Puerto Rico, USA, UK and Australia

Oct 96–Feb 98          Divisional Director (Acting)/Project Manager

                                 GOVERNMENT OF SEYCHELLES, SEYCHELLES

Departmental management, budget planning, project appraisal, project design, tender management, contract management, Inter-Governmental loans negotiation, Chair of Technical Advisory committee on the Construction Industry within the Ministry for Community Development, Housing Project Management department.

Other positions held

Apr 16 – current        External Examiner – Civil Engineering Programmes

                                 BOLTON UNIVERSITY

                                 Examining BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering in Bolton, Raz Al Khaimah, UAE and Sri Lanka. 

Oct 14 – Oct 17        Trustee

                                 RedR – INTERNATIONAL DISASTER RELIEF CHARITY, UK

Jan 13 – Aug 16       External Examiner – Civil Engineering Programmes

                                 COVENTRY UNIVERSITY, UK

                                 Examining BEng and MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering programmes on Coventry campus.

June 96–Oct 96        Project Manager - steel fabrication projects

                                 BM FABRICATIONS LTD, FERNDALE, WALES

Jan 96–June 96        Contracts Manager - specialist concrete repair contracts

                                 TSUNAMI CONSTRUCTION LTD, ABERGAVENNY, WALES

95–96                       Site Agent - bridge refurbishment project

                                 THYSSEN CONSTRUCTION LTD, SANSEA, WALES

91–95                       Senior Engineer - water supply and sanitation turnkey projects

                                 BIWATER TREATMENT LTD, CARDIFF, WALES

90–91                       Graduate (Design) Engineer - land reclamation and housing projects

                                 DHV, CARDIFF, WALES

88–90                       Site Engineer - water supply and sanitation engineering projects

                                 BIWATER CONSTRUCTION LTD, VARIOUS SITES, UK

85–86                       Trainee Engineer - highways projects

                                 CORNWALL COUNTY COUNCIL

GRANTS & CONTRACTS

Principal-Investigator (UoP Team), European Social Fund (ESF) Project, Innovation in Higher Level Skills in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Dec 2018 – Dec 2021, Value £2.4M

Lead Investigator, University of Plymouth, GCRF Research Grant, Developing capacity to design and distribute potable water supply technology in East Africa, Aug 2018 – Jul 2020, Value £56K

Lead Investigator, School of Engineering Small Research Grant, A multi-sectoral engineering research network to aid development in Buturi, Tanzania, July 2018 – July 2019, Value £2.5k

Lead Investigator, School of Engineering Small Research Grant, Post-Earthquake Structural Assessment and Management (PE-SAM), May-Dec 2017, Value £2k

Co-Investigator, 4No. European Social Fund (ESF) Projects, Focussing on Hidden Talent and Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon and Somerset , Apr 2017 – Apr 2019, Value £1.2M

Lead-Investigator, RAEng Frontiers of Engineering for Development, FoESF\1617\227, Water for Africa: Leveraging local Innovations through Organisational Networks (Water-LION), Mar – Dec 2017, Value £20k

Co-Investigator, RAEng Frontiers of Engineering for Development, FoESF\1617\212, Post-Earthquake Structural Health Monitoring System (PM-SMS), Mar – Dec 2017, Value £20k

Co-Investigator, National Trust, Cotehele Intertidal Habitat Creation Feasibility Study, Mar-Aug 2017, Value £35k

Co-Investigator, EU Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE), RESET- Reliability and Safety Engineering and Technology for large maritime engineering systems, Jun 2016 – Jun 2020, Value €1.2M

Project Leader, South west Water, Sewers and Sewer Design, 4 day training course, Jun-Oct 2015, Value £30k

Project Leader, South west Water, Civil Engineering Specification for the Water Industry, 2 day training course, Jan-Apr 2015, Value £10k

Principal Investigator, RAEng: Enhancing the opportunities derived from large cohorts of engineering students, Ref: FPo16 MAR2011, Apr 2011-Mar 2012, Value £10k

Co-investigator, EU-FP7: Innovative coastal technologies for safer European coasts in a changing climate (THESEUS), Dec 2009 – Nov 2012, Value €386k (Project Total: €6.53m),

Co-investigator, EAP: A practical methodology for globalising the engineering curriculum through teaching, Jun-Sept 2010, Value £3k

PUBLICATIONS

Books/Chapters in books

Fox A. (2008) The Implications of the Civil Contingencies Act (CCA) 2004 for Engineers, in Bosher L (Ed) Hazards and the Built Environment: Attaining Built-in Resilience, Taylor & Francis, London, pp. 282-299

Fox A. (2008) Issues in Flood Risk Management, in Babat SMJ (Ed) Enduring Geohazards in the Caribbean, University of the West Indies Press, pp 192-205

Alexander D, Davidson C.H., Fox A, Johnson C & Lizzaralde G (eds) (2007) Post-Disaster Reconstruction: Meeting Stakeholder Interests, Proceedings of a Conference held at the Scuola di Sanita Militare, Florence, Italy, 17-19 May 2006, Firenze University Press

Fox A. (ed.) (2004) Proceedings for the 2nd International Conference on Post-Disaster Reconstruction: Planning for Reconstruction, Coventry, April 2004, Coventry University Press

Articles

Alencastro J, Fuertes A, Fox A and De Wilde P (2019) The impact of quality on energy performance of buildings: Quality management in social housing developments, Energy Procedia, Vol. 158, pp. 4357-4362

M. Horrillo-Caraballo, D. E. Reeve, D. Simmonds, S. Pan, A. Fox, R. Thompson, S. Hoggart, S. H. Kwan, D. Greaves (2013) "Application of a source-pathway-receptor-consequence (S-P-R-C) methodology to the Teign Estuary, UK", Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue, No 65, pp.1939-44

Sarhan, S and Fox, A (2013) ‘Barriers to Implementing Lean Construction in the UK Construction Industry’, The Built & Human Environment Review, Volume 6, online at: www.tbher.org

Sarhan, S and Fox, A (2013) ‘Performance measurement in the UK construction industry and its role in supporting the application of lean construction concepts’, Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 13 (1) 23-35

Knott G & Fox A (2010) “A model for sustainable risk management”, Resilience, Issue. 62, pp38-42

Fox A. (2005), Flood hazard planning: Lessons from Bewdley, Alert, p 7

Fox A. (2004), In the face of disaster, Water and Environment Magazine (9) No 16, pp 8-9

Fox A. (2002), A framework to improve resilience planning for urban communities, Security Monitor (1) No 5, pp 8-10

Fox A. (2001), Provision for the Aftermath: Lessons Learned, Waterlines (19) No 3, pp 9-12

Reports

Fox A. (2014) Communities, institutions and flood risk, mobilizing social capital to improve community resilience, PhD Thesis, Plymouth University

Fox A. (2005) Summary – Managing the Restoration of Infrastructure and Services – Iraq and Boscastle, Hazards Forum

Fox A. (2005) A synopsis – Human aspects of Disaster, Home and Away Seminar, EPS

Conference papers and presentations

Bakthavatchaalam VP, Miles M, Fox A., De Lourdes Machado-Taylor M & Gingele J (2019) Impact of cultural factors on the academic research productivity in India, 8th  Annual PedRIO Conference, 12th April, Plymouth, UK

Miles A, Dorr C and Fox A, (2018) How can academia help to make industry more resilient to the risks associated with Brexit? A Marketplace presentation at the Sustainable Earth 2018 Conference, 28-29 June, Plymouth, UK

Miles A, Dorr C and Fox A, (2018) Linking employers to the Research Teaching Nexus, 16th Annual Vice-Chancellor's Teaching and Learning Conference 2018, 14th June, Plymouth, UK

Fox A, Hilonga A, Kiluva V, Makhanu S and Prathap J (2018) Leveraging University-centred networks to support innovation and enterprise in Africa, 7th Annual PedRIO Conference, 20th April, Plymouth, UK

Wilkins R, Fox A, Razaghi-Kashani N, Rabuya I and Cabilo M (2018) Community engagement in the assessment of buildings damaged by earthquakes, A poster presentation at PedRIO, Effective Community Engagement Event - Monday 22nd January 2018, Plymouth, UK

Fox A (2018) Water LION – The Genesis and Prospects, Water for Africa: Leveraging local Innovations through Organisation Networks (Water-LION) – End of Project Workshop, 26th February, Kakamega, Kenya

Wilkins R, Fox A and Rabuya I (2017) Designing a post-earthquake structural health monitoring system, A Marketplace presentation at the Sustainable Earth 2017 Conference, 29-30 June, Plymouth, UK

Fox A, Hilonga A, Kiluva V and Makhanu S (2017) Water for Africa: Leveraging local Innovations through Organisation Networks (Water-LION), A Marketplace presentation at the Sustainable Earth 2017 Conference, 29-30 June, Plymouth, UK

Alencastro J, Fuertes A, Fox A and De Wilde P (2017) The impact of quality on energy performance of buildings: Quality management in social housing developments, 9th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE2017, 21-24 August 2017, Cardiff, UK

Alsofyani S, Fox A and Miles M (2016) New  culturally engaged practices of law and regulation to improve the construction environment in Saudi Arabia, 7th International conference on the constructed environment, Faculty of Architecture, Cracow University of Technology, 25-26 May, Krakow, Poland,

Razaghi-Kashani N, Fox A and Easterbrook D (2016) Post-earthquake Disaster Management and Structural Assessment, Proceedings of the 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC), Integrative Risk Management - towards resilient cities 28 August - 01 September 2016, Davos, Switzerland, pp. 321-324

Razaghi-Kashani N, Fox A and Easterbrook D (2016) Adding value to an integrated risk management system by effectively incorporating post-earthquake structural assessment, 7th International Conference on Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM), Disasters and Development: Towards a Risk Aware Society, 1 - 3 October 2016, Isfahan-Iran

Fox A. (2014) “Communities, institutions and flood risk, mobilizing social capital to improve community resilience”, Third international science and policy conference on the resilience of social & ecological systems, 4-8 May, Montpellier, France

Fox A. (2014) “The challenge of harnessing social networks to enhance community resilience to coastal flood risk”, ICE South West seminar Coastal Defences: Meeting the Challenges, 4th April, Plymouth, UK

Sarhan S, Fox A (2012) "Trends and challenges to the development of a lean culture among UK construction organizations", IGLC 20 - San Diego, California, 17-22 July

  1. Fox, J. M. Horrillo-Caraballo, D. E. Reeve, S. H. Kwan, D. Simmonds, S. Pan, D. Greaves. (2012) "Coastal defence evaluation: a SPRC approach", ICCE2012, 33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Santander, Spain, 1-6 July
  2. Horrillo-Caraballo, S. Pan, D. E. Reeve, D. Simmonds, D. Greaves, A. Fox. (2012) "Modelling extreme wave events (present and future scenarios) in southwest England", ICCE2012, 33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Santander, Spain, 1-6 July

Bakthavatchaalam V.P, Fox A. & Sherif K (2011), “Overcoming failures in placements of people from parent companies to a foreign subsidiary organisation”, in Proceedings of the 5th International ICMIE Conference on ‘Change Management in a Dynamic Environment’, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, 20-21 Oct, pp 338-345

Fox A & Carter A (2011) “Enhancing opportunities derived from large cohorts of engineering students”, Presented at the Annual Conference for the Society of the Advancement of Simulation and Gaming in Education and Training (SAGSET) on “Successful simulations and technology enhanced learning”, University of Derby, 21st July 2011

Fox A. (2011) “Resilience in Engineering Organisations”, One-day International Workshop on “Advances in Engineering Practices for Achieving Manufacturing Excellence”, AERAME ‘11, Karpagam University, Coimbatore, India, 12 April 2011

Fox A. (2011) “Engineering Organisations and Organisational Resilience”, One-day International Workshop on “Innovative Engineering Research Practices in Manufacturing Organisations”, IEREMO ‘11, Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore, India, 11 April 2011

Fox A. (2011) “A Philosophy for Indian Engineering”, Keynote Address at 1st International Conference on Engineering, Science and Technology, ICEST 2011, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Engineering College, Parambalur, India, 7-8 April 2011

Fox A. (2011) “Resilient Organisations”, One-day International Workshop on “Mindset of a Champion”, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Engineering College, Parambalur, India, 6 April 2011

Fox A. (2010) "Integrating philosophy into the education of engineers: some lessons from the UK", fPET-2010 Forum on  Philosophy, Engineering & Technology, Colorado School of Mines, USA, 9-10 May, pp84-85

Njie E.F, Kora M, Jallow S & Fox A (2010) "Promoting social equity for disabled people in Gambia", Engineering Social Justice and Peace (ESJP) Conference 2010, RSA, London, 4-6 August 2010

Sherif K., Fox A and Bakthavatchaalam V.P. (2009) "Human Resource Management and International Recruitment Strategies: An Indian Case Study", presented at the 2nd International Conference on “Doing Business in India”, 17-18 December 2009, IFIM Business School, Bangalore, India

Bakthavatchaalam V.P, and Fox A, (2009), “Human Resource Management in Indian Industries: Motivating Businesses to Sustain Economic Development into the Future”, presented at the International Conference on ‘Management Beyond Recession, RICON 2009’, Rai Business School, New Delhi, India

Sherif K & Fox A (2009) “Influences and Barriers Facing the Adoption of Total Quality Management in the Libyan Construction Industry” 5th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation, vol. 2, Reykjavík University, Iceland, 10-12 June, pp 80-88

Fox A. (2006) An international strategy for Environmental Health, CIEH Annual Conference and Exhibition, 5-7 September 2006, Bournemouth, UK

Fox A. (2006) Project Managing Disasters, Association of Project Management Seminar, 12th July 2006, Coventry, UK

Fox A. (2004) Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: The long-term examined, International Disaster & Emergency Readiness Forum, Moreton-in-Marsh, Oct 2004

Fox A. (2004) Efforts to improve disaster management capacity in Africa, TIEMS virtual conference - Disaster Management in Africa, Online

Fox A. (2004) Responses to Hazards, Premier Student Conference, London, Mar 2004

Fox A. (2004) Civil Contingency – The Engineer’s Role, Institution of Civil Engineers Annual Presidential Conference: Engineering for the 21st Century, Cambridge University, Cambridge

Fox A. (2004) Planning for improved resilience, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Post-Disaster reconstruction: Planning for Reconstruction, Coventry University, sec7 –pp32 to 42

Fox A., Johnson C, Lizzaralde G (2003), A framework for improving the sustainability of housing initiatives to reduce the risk of disasters, Proceedings of the International Civil Engineering Conference on Sustainable Development in the 21st Century, JKUAT University, Nairobi, Kenya, pp 399-404

Fox A. (2002) Montserrat – A case study in the application of multiple methods to meet a post-disaster housing shortage, 1St International Conference on Post-Disaster Reconstruction, University of Montreal, Canada

Fox A. & Davies J (2003) Civil Engineering with Disaster Studies, LTSN – Engineering, Midlands meeting, Coventry, UK

Fox A. (2003) RedR Experiences, Institution of Civil Engineers, Graduates and Students Midlands Branch meeting, Coventry, UK

Fox A. (2002) Resilience by Design: Planning & the Built Environment, Emergency Planning Society, Southern branch meeting, Reading, UK

OTHER EXHIBITION, CONFERENCE AND PERFORMANCE ROLES

Co-Chair – 1st International Conference on Engineering, Science and Technology, ICEST 2011, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Engineering College, Parambalur, India, 7-8 April 2011

Scientific Panel Member - 5th International Conference on Post-Disaster Reconstruction, i-Rec, GREF, CIB TG63, Ahmedabad, July 2010 India

Scientific Committee Member - Building Abroad Conference, i-Rec, CIB, W92, CIB TG63 and CIB W107, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada, October, 2008

Scientific Panel Member - 4th International Conference on Post-Disaster Reconstruction, i-Rec, CIB TG63, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2008

Co-organiser – 3rd International Conference on Post-Disaster Reconstruction, Managing Stakeholder Interests, i-Rec, University of Florence, Florence, Italy, May 2006

Organiser – Working towards a Philosophy of Engineering, Higher Education Academy, HEA, Engineering Subject Centre, Loughborough, January, 2006

Co-organiser – Home and Away, Emergency Planning Society, Human Aspects Group Annual Seminar, University of Coventry, April 2005

Co-organiser – 2nd International Conference on Post-Disaster Reconstruction: Planning for Reconstruction, I-Rec, University of Coventry, April 2004 

RESEARCH STUDENT SUPERVISION 

PhDs –

Sherif, K (2010), Total Quality Management in the Construction Industry of Libya

Bakthavatchaalam, V (2019), Motivational Factor in Indian Higher Education Engineering Academics

Alencastro, J (2019), Quality management systems to improve building energy performance

Alsofyani, S (2021), Construction contracts, disputes and the Arbitration process in Saudi Arabia

Razaghi-Kashani, N (on-going), Post-earthquake structural assessment in Iran

 MRes –

 Roberts (2004), Ebalu (2005), Ferdinand (2005), Guha (2006), Oladosu (2006)