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Dr Tina Papadopoulou

School/Department: Natural & Built Environments
Position: Head of Department of Construction and Surveying, Associate Professor


Dr. Tina Papadopoulou is the Head of Department of Construction and Surveying in the School of Natural and Built Environments. She is an Associate Professor leading the School's taught provision in the fields of Building Surveying, Construction Management and Quantity Surveying.

Her responsibilities include managing the development of the curriculum and delivery of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses within these fields. She leads several project management related modules including procurement, contract administration and consultancy and further contributes to the teaching of research based modules. Dr. Tina Papadopoulou is also responsible for managing the academic staff within the Department of Construction and Surveying.

She was awarded a PhD in engineering management by Brunel University and holds a Dipl.-Ing. in mechanical engineering from Aristotle University. She has several years' construction management experience in the education sector and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Association for Project Management (APM), Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) as well as the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

She undertook research in engineering and construction management and has a good track record of publications in reputable international refereed journals and international conferences. She holds editorial board and referee positions in four international journals.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 2016 - present Member Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
  • 2016 - present Member Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • 2016 - present Member Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • 2010 - present Member Association for Project Management (APM)

Research Interests

Construction project and programme management; construction procurement and supply chain management; project scheduling and control; leadership and management of project teams; lean construction/production; applications of simulation modelling and intelligent decision support systems in the aforementioned areas.

Research Engagement

Built Environment Project and Asset Management (BEPAM): Reviewer
International Journal of Lean Enterprise Research (IJLER): Editorial Board Member
Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management (JMTM): Reviewer
Journal of Engineering Manufacture (JEM): Reviewer

Teaching Area

Project Management (UG/PG) – Module Leader
Construction Procurement (UG/PG) – Module Leader
Contract Administration (UG) – Module Leader
Management Consultancy (UG/PG) – Module Leader
Research Principles & Application (PG) – Module Leader
Research Project (UG/PG)

Other Professional Activity

Grants, funding and awards

2013 Highly Commended Award at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013 for the following publication: Park, Y.-I. and Papadopoulou, T. C. (2012),"Causes of cost overruns in transport infrastructure projects in Asia: Their significance and relationship with project size", Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 2(2), pp. 195-216