Edward Simpson
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1994 - Present: University of Abertay Dundee

Teaching and scholarly activities for post-graduate and undergraduate programmes: construction management, quantity surveying, architectural design, renewable technology, civil engineering, the environment and security.

 College Consortia Coordinator  (2009 – 2015)

  • Responsibility for quality assurance for specific School of Science, Engineering and Technology programmes; the MSc Construction Management delivered in collaboration with the Ecole Supérieure de Conduite de Travaux, Paris and undergraduate awards with Fife College and Dundee & Angus College 
  • Contribute to strategic direction as appropriate

 Programme Tutor (2003 – 2009)

  • Day-to-day management of post-graduate and undergraduate construction programmes; relevant Programme Executive, Module Board and Programme Board meetings and module development/review processes
  • Preparation and defence of annual reports and programme reviews to the University, professional bodies and QAA as appropriate


Currently active in three strands of research: environmental and sustainability issues; management and leadership, including topical construction management and project management issues with a focus on Building Information Modelling; and teaching and learning.

Employment History

1983 – 1989  HM Forces (Army) Regular

Specialist training in logistics and project management

Operational duties with the United Nations 

Leader and team member managing freight and vehicle movement worldwide, overseas service including USA, Canada, Norway and the Oman.  


1989-1993  Stock Controller, Hillsdown Holdings

Stock control and supply chain management

Manage computerised stock control system and train new employees


1993 – 2001  HM Forces (Reserve)

71 Royal Engineer Regiment - plant management and demolitions; transferred to local specialist infantry unit, D Sqn, at Invergowrie in 1997 to provide specialist logistic support and member of the Recruit Training Team until 2001.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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