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David Blackwood

Head of Division

  • Head of Division, NBE
  • 307 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
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Personal profile

I am currently Head of the Division of Natural and Built Environment in the School of Science, Engineering and Technology and Chair of Sustainable Development.   My research and teaching interests are in the fields of Sustainable Development, Sustainability Decision Support Systems and Project and Asset Management. I am co-director of the Urban Water Technology Centre  and co-leader of the interdisciplinary Sustainability Assessment, Visualisation and Enhancement (SAVE) research group which spans Schools in the University. I teach on a range of undergraduate and post-graduate courses. 

I am a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Builder and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institute of Building.


Undergraduate Programmes

Construction management, project management, project management techniques. 

Postgraduate Programmes

Project and asset management, environmental decision making.

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Research Output 2002 2018

Indicator modelling and interactive visualisation for urban sustainability assessment

Falconer, R. E., Isaacs, J. P., Gilmour, D. J. & Blackwood, D. J., Jun 2018, E-planning and collaboration: concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications. I. R. M. A. (ed.). Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishing, Vol. 1. p. 486-508 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

urban design
environmental economics
5 Citations

Transformation in a changing climate: a research agenda

Fazey, I., Moug, P., Allen, S., Beckmann, K., Blackwood, D. J., Bonaventura, M., Burnett, K., Danson, M., Falconer, R., Gagnon, A. S., Harkness, R., Hodgson, A., Holm, L., Irvine, K. N., Low, R., Lyon, C., Moss, A., Moran, C., Naylor, L., O’Brien, K. & 4 othersRussell, S., Skerratt, S., Rao-Williams, J. & Wolstenholme, R., 2018, In : Climate and Development. 10, 3, p. 197-217 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
social science and humanities
social science
social justice

Evaluating site induction practice efficiency and effectiveness: an organisational case study

Gilmour, D., Simpson, E., Blackwood, D., McCartney, C. & Reynolds, M., 2017, Manchester: ARCOM, p. 257-266, 10 p.

Research output: Working paper

Open Access
company policy
document analysis
research method
3 Citations

Streaming and 3D mapping of agri-data on mobile devices

Stojanovic, V., Falconer, R. E., Isaacs, J., Blackwood, D. J., Gilmour, D. J., Kiezebrink, D. & Wilson, J., 1 Jun 2017, In : Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 138, p. 188-199 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mobile devices
Image texture
Mobile phones

An evaluation of water treatment technologies for sustainable rural communities

Blackwood, D. J., O'Keeffe, J., Gilmour, D. J. & Falconer, R. E., 15 Sep 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
water treatment
drinking water
decision making


Assessing the resilience of water supply systems in Oman

Author: Al Jabri, K., Apr 2016

Supervisor: Blackwood, D. J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Development of a transitioning approach to reduce surface water volumes in combined sewer systems

Author: Smith, K., May 2016

Supervisor: Blackwood, D. J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis