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Subject Areas: Built Environment
Steven is a research associate in the Centre for Sustainable Development in the School of Engineering. His research interests are construction economics, facilities management and sustainability.
Steven is research active within the area of built environment and sustainability.
Steven gained his PhD in 2009 at the University of Salford. His thesis was titled "Assessment of the Built Environment for Healthcare: A Case Study in the Development of an Evaluation Framework."
On completion of his PhD, Steven became a research fellow with Salford Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI), where his research focus was economic appraisal. During his time with SCRI, he also managed a futures study, Built Environment Shaping Tomorrow (BEST).
Steven has become a specialist in the relationship between the construction sector and the macro-economy, a theme which continues as part of his current research wit the Centre for Sustainable Development at UCLan.
Steven is currently studying for an MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at UCLan.
Evaluation of Trends in the UK Construction Industry Using Growth and Productivity Accounts. Construction Management and Economics 2011 Vol. 29 (12). (with L. Ruddock) DOI: 10.1080/01446193.2011.645494.
Reassessing the Construction Sector’s Economic Performance to Reflect Hidden Innovation and the Knowledge Economy. Construction Management and Economics 2009 Vol. 27 (9). (with L. Ruddock)
UK Construction Companies Strategies in the Face of Building Cycles: Have Lessons Been Learnt Since the Previous Recession? International Journal of Strategic Property Management. (With A. Kheir and L. Ruddock)
To be published in: Vol 17, Issue 2, 2013
Building for Economic Growth or Fuelling a Bubble? Issues in Optimising the Level of Construction Activity.
Construction Management and Economics. (Forthcoming, Autumn 2013).