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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.

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Research Output 2001 2020

Illumination as a material service: a comparison between Ancient Rome and early 19th century London

Whiting, K., Carmona, L. G., Brand-Correa, L. & Simpson, E., 13 Nov 2019, In : Ecological Economics. 169, 13 p., 106502.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

energy flow
twenty first century
2 Citations (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)

Education for the sustainable global citizen: what can we learn from Stoic philosophy and Freirean environmental pedagogies?

Kay, W., Konstantakos, L., Misiaszek, G., Simpson, E. & Carmona, L. G., 19 Nov 2018, In : Education Sciences. 8, 4, 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Open Access
sustainable development
environmental damage
educational system
1 Citation (Scopus)
35 Downloads (Pure)

Failure is an option: an innovative engineering curriculum

Simpson, E., Bradley, D. & O'Keeffe, J., 7 Sep 2018, In : International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation. 36, 3, p. 268-282 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Civil engineering

Innovation and failure in mechatronics design education

Simpson, E., Bradley, D. & Hehenberger, P., 30 Sep 2018, Reinventing mechatronics: Proceedings of Mechatronics 2018. Yan, X-T., Bradley, D. & Moore, P. (eds.). Glasgow: University of Strathclyde Publishing, p. 17-24 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access

Placements and EE among engineering students

Simpson, E., Gilmour, D. J. & Mulholland, G., 27 Nov 2018, Enterprising education in UK higher education: challenges for theory and practice. Mulholland, G. & Turner, J. (eds.). Routledge, p. 150-164 15 p. (Routledge Studies in Entrepreneurship).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter