Dr Andrew Fox
Lecturer in Civil Engineering
School of Engineering (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
PhD in Human Geography
PGCert in Teaching and Learning for HE
Chartered Engineer, CEng
MEng in Civil Engineering
Recent positions held
Mar 16 - current, External Examiner
Currently Programme Manager for BSc programmes in Civil and Coastal Engineering. Previously, Admission Tutor for Civil and Coastal Engineering Undergraduate and Postrgrduate Programmes. Teaching roles include: Construction Management, Construction Law, International Engineering Business Management, Project Management, Interdisciplinary design. PhD in Community Resileince to Flood Risk. PhD Supervision - TQM in LIbyan Construction Projects, Contract Management in Saudi Arabian Construction Sector, Post-Earthquake Management and Structural Assessment in Iran, Motivaton of Academics in Engineering Departments of Indian HE Institutions
Sep 01 – Aug 07 Senior Lecturer
COVENTRY UNIVERSITY, UK
Admissions tutor for Civil Engineering and Disaster Management programmes, teaching Undergraduate, Certificate, Diploma and MSc level modules in Engineering and Disaster management. Member of School International Committee. Leading Subject Group Projects in Kenya,
Jun 00 – Sept 01 Director
APF PROJECT MANAGEMENT LTD., UK
Managing company, project tendering, customer relations, sales and marketing for projects in Turkey. Acting as Turkey based agent for UK Steel Fabrication Companies and an 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 & Australia
Oct 96–Feb 98 Acting Divisional Director/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.
Flood risk management
Philosophy of Engineering
Through my teaching and professional links I am actively researching international engineering management systems. The most recent studies with which I have been involved focussed on developing a better understanding of contracts, disaster and personnel management in engineering education and practice, learning lessons from the UK, Middle East and India.
I also have a strong interest in disaster management, having been heavily engaged in the subject area since the late 1990s. My particular focus has been in developing a better understanding of the theory and practice of post-disaster reconstruction. To that end, I joined the i-Rec research network in 2002 and the international disaster relief charity, RedR in 1999. My PhD also had a disaster management focus, exploring ways in which social capital could be used to improve the resilience of communities to flood risk.
Underpinning all of my research interests is a passion to explore and understand the engineering profession to which I have committed my working career. As such, in 2005 and 2006, I managed an discussion forum that was hosted by the Institution of Civil Engineers which sought to spark a discussion on the Philosophy of Engineering. The discussions were successful in prompting a series of seminars hosted by the Royal Academy of Engineering and two international conferences. I am pleased to be part of this youthful but growing body of inspired individuals and I look forward to further developments in this field with great interest.
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
PhD - 1 (Sherif 2010)
MSc (Research) - 5 Completions
MSc (Taught) - 19 Completions
MBA - 1 Completion
MEng - 13 Completion
Grants & contracts
Co-investigator, EAP: A practical methodology for globalising the engineering curriculum through teaching interdisciplinary design, June 2010-Sept 2010, £3k
Other academic activities
Areas of Expertise
Philosophy of Engineering
Journal referee - Civil Engineering, 1 paper
Journal referee - Disasters, 4 papers
Journal referee – APETT Journal, 1 paper
Coordinator – Engineering and Philosophy E-Forum, Oct 2005 – Sept 2006