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Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology


Every year over 100 experts from government, industry and academia internationally contribute to the CEM programme.


CEM core team

Dr Gavin Davies Construction Engineering Masters Course Director
Professor Campbell Middleton 
Laing O’Rourke Professor of Construction Engineering
Director, Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering & Technology
Fellow, King’s College, Cambridge
Chairman, UK Bridge Owners’ Forum
Fellow, Transport Research Foundation
Professor Ioannis Brilakis Laing O’Rourke Professor of Construction Engineering
Director, Construction Information Technology Laboratory
Dr Brian Sheil Laing O’Rourke Associate Professor in Construction Engineering
Dr Graham McShane Queens' College - Graduate Tutor
Professor Peter Guthrie

Academic Staff Affiliated

Dr Paul Heffernan

Academic Staff Affiliated

Dr Sam Stanier

Academic Staff Affiliated

Jan Wojtecki

Laing O'Rourke Centre Manager

Adam Cooley

Construction Engineering Masters Senior Programme Coordinator

Charlotte Neal

Construction Engineering Masters Programme Administrator


​A selection of past contributors

  • Dame Kate Barker Commissioner of the National Infrastructure Commission between 2017-2020
  • Professor Dame Carol Black Expert Adviser on Health and Work to NHS England
  • Dawn Bonfield Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence, King's College London. Director, Towards Vision. Past President of Women’s Engineering Society.
  • Tim Chapman Former Director, Arup
  • Dr Kayla Friedman Programme Director, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
  • Professor Keith Clarke former CEO, Atkins
  • Dr Sarah Fitton Director, Aurora Engagements Limited
  • Dr Shaun Fitzgerald Director, Centre of Climate Repair, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Alistair Gibb Professor of Construction Engineering Management Loughborough University
  • Dr Paul Goodrum Nicholas R. Petry Professor in Construction Engineering and Management, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Professor Peter Hansford Honorary Professor at UCL; former UK Chief Construction Adviser
  • Dr Benn Lawson University Senior Lecturer in Operations Management. Director of the Centre for Process Excellence & Innovation (CPEI)
  • Dr Kristen MacAskill University Assistant Professor in Engineering, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Andrew McNaughton Chairman at Network Rail (High Speed) Limited
  • Professor Lord Robert Mair University of Cambridge
  • Ed McCann President, Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Dervilla Mitchell Deputy Chair of Arup Group
  • Professor Phil Purnell Director, “Cities” Research Theme, University of Leeds
  • Nick Raynsford Deputy Chairman of Crossrail; former Minister for Construction and Minister for Housing
  • Dr Mark Raiss Engineering Director, Europe, Middle East & Africa, AECOM
  • Professor Danny Ralph Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Emily Shuckburgh Director of Cambridge Zero
  • Hannah Vickers Chief of staff to CEO, MACE
  • Paul Westbury Executive Vice President - Development & Construction, Strategy & Operations at The Madison Square Garden Company