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Chris Harty to head School of the Built Environment

Chris Harty

Chris Harty has been appointed the new Head of the School of the Built Environment. He replaces Stuart Green, who will step down from the role at the end of July 2017.

Chris is a Professor of Technology and Organisation in the School, and is currently the School Director of Research.

He has been the Director of the University’s EPSRC Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC) and an acting Director of the Design Innovation Research Centre.

Chris is well-known within the UK built environment sector, and the international construction management research community.

He is currently a Visiting Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Organisation at Copenhagen Business School from 2013-16.

Robert Van de Noort, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Planning & Resource), said: “I congratulate Chris Harty on his appointment as the Head of School of the Built Environment. We had some really strong candidates for the role, but Chris impressed us with his ideas on growing the School further and enhancing its reputation as one of the best”.

Chris Harty said, “I am very excited about my new role. The School of the Built Environment is recognised globally for the quality of its education and research, and continuing to build on and grow this reputation will be a key priority for me”.

Chris will assume his new role on 1 August. The Head of School role has a tenure of six years.

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