The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

Dr Alex Opoku

Dr Alex Opoku

Associate Professor in Project Management and Quantity Surveying

The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Sep 2016


London South Bank University
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow | 2015
London South Bank University
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education | 2015
University of Salford
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2013
Leeds Metropolitan University
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 2008
Nottingham Trent University
First Degree, Bachelor of Science (Honours) | 2005
College of North East London
HND/HNC, Higher National Certificate | 2001


Dr Alex Opoku is currently an Associate Professor in Project Management & Quantity Surveying at the UCL Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction. Prior to joining UCL, Alex worked as a Senior Lecturer and Course Director for the MSc QS programme at the London South Bank University and Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Centre for Sustainable Development in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. He has extensive quantity surveying and cost management experience in the UK construction industry, having been involved with RC frame construction, ground works, maintenance and refurbishment projects with Willmott Dixon and Haymills Contractors for over seven years. He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (UK), Chartered Construction Manager (MCIOB) and Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS). Alex holds a PhD in Construction & project Management from the University of Salford. His PhD research was on Leadership and the promotion of sustainability practices in UK construction organizations. Alex graduated from Nottingham Trent University with an honours degree in Building Management in 2005 and an MSc degree in Quantity Surveying Commercial Management from the Leeds Metropolitan University in 2008. He has experience in research and teaching at both undergraduate and post-graduate level. My main research interest is in the area of Sustainable Built Environment focusing on leadership and sustainability in construction, sustainable procurement in construction, sustainable housing, organizational learning in construction, construction cost management, sustainability reporting, Whole life costing, Value for money etc. I’m actively involved in Teaching and Learning, Research and Knowledge Transfer, as well as Administration, Management and Leadership roles.