Staff Profile:Professor Peter Lansley


Retired from all University Responsibilities.

Honours, Qualifications and Professional Membership:
BSc (Leicester), Mathematics;
MSc (Newcastle), Statistics;
PhD (Reading, Construction Management); FCOT; MCIOB

External Responsibilities:
Member Advisory Board, Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Institute of Aging, Canada, 2008-2012
Member, Advisory Group, OPAN, 2008-
Member, Grants and Research Committee, Dunhill Medical Trust, 2007-
Trustee, Dunhill Medical Trust, 2011-
Member, Advisory Group, UK Occupational Therapy Research Foundation, 2008-2011
Member, Commissioning Panel, Life Long Health and Well Being Programme (MRC, EPSRC, ESRC, BBSRC, AHRC), 2007-2011
Member, UK Age Research Forum, 2005-2012
Member, Peer Review College, EPSRC, 2000-
External Examiner, Faculty of Engineering, University of the West Indies, 2000-2011
Adviser, Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, 2000-

Areas of Interest:

Management of innovation; development of research communities; evaluation of research; assistive technology; older people and the built environment.

Research groups / Centres:

Director, KT-EQUAL (Knowledge Transfer for Extending Quality Life), EPSRC Consortium, 2009-2011; SPARC (Strategic Promotion of Ageing Research Capacity), EPSRC BBSRC Initiative, 2005-2008

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Peter Lansley is Professor Emeritus of Construction Management at the University of Reading which he joined in 1984 after 14 years as Director of Building Industry Research at Ashridge Management College. Since then he has held various roles including: Head of the Department of Construction Management & Engineering; Dean of the Faculty of Urban and Regional Studies; Director of Social Science Research for the University; and Pro-Vice-Chancellor.
Since 1997 he has been particularly involved with facilitating a stronger interdisciplinary community of researchers with an interest in the needs of older people and disabled people. He has assisted EPSRC in the development of the EQUAL initiative, has chaired its EQUAL awards panel and has directed the EQUAL Research Network. Until his retirement in 2011 he was heavily involved in advising several research councils and two research charities on the long term development of ageing research, an activity which complemented the reality of directing the SPARC programme which ended in December 2008 and KT-EQUAL (Knowledge Transfer for Extending Quality Life) consortium which ran from January 2009 until 2012, for which the challenge of achieving many and varied outcomes within short-times scales was of the essence.
His major long-term interest, helping construction firms improve their performance, has led to a range of research, consulting and training activities as well as 300 books, papers and articles, largely concerned with human and organisational performance in the construction industry, innovation and bridging the gap between research and practice. One outcome of these activities, was the receipt of major innovation award for the development of the internationally acclaimed AROUSAL simulation system which is used for developing senior managers in the construction and engineering industries.
He has advised national and international bodies and governments on organisational and management development issues and on the evaluation and assessment of research and innovation programmes. In 1996 he was a member of the RAE assessment panels for Town & Country Planning and Built Environment and in 2001 for Built Environment research. For twelve years he served on the Main Board and Programme Committee of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), where he had special responsibility for the CIB Working Commissions and Task Groups concerned with the needs of older people and disabled people. He was a trustee of the College of Estate Management for seventeen years. Between 2008 and 2012 he was the International Member of the Advisory Board, Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Institute of Aging, Canada. Currently he is a Trustee Director of the Dunhill Medical Trust, a major funder of ageing-related research.
Recently completed EPSRC awards include: as Principal Investigator - Strategic Promotion of Ageing Research Capacity; Response to Recession of Large UK Construction Firms EQUAL; Meetings for the Emerging Community; and as Co-investigator KT-EQUAL, and with members of King's College London - Introducing Assistive Technology into the Existing Homes of Older People.
Peter Lansley is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building, a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and, in recognition of his contribution to facilitating ageing research, in 2008 he was appointed an honorary fellow of the College of Occupational Therapists. The award of MBE was announced in the 2014 New Year's Honours list for services to ageing research and the wellbeing of older people.

Professor Peter Lansley

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