The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

Prof Grant Mills

Prof Grant Mills

Professor of Healthcare Infrastructure Delivery

The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Mar 2013

Research summary

Specialism is in the design and delivery of healthcare infrastructure facilities. Specifically, the evidence that supports the scale, scope and distribution of healthcare buildings (e.g. how they are therapeutically designed and engineered to be adaptable). This also involves, how technology is driving decentralization of care away from hospitals, advancing human capital and how infrastructure can respond to changing demographics, prevalence and innovation in care pathways to increase health outcomes. His research impacts health and healthcare infrastructure policy, planning and integrated project delivery. Involving the co-production of interdisciplinary research.

Teaching summary

Hospitals and Complex Facilities (MSc, 35 students) – subject areas include modular hospital building, design management, governance, post occupancy evaluation, construction industry transformation, policy, regulation and standards, adaptability, stakeholder involvement and evidence-based design.

Principles of Enterprise Management (MSc,157 students) – Subject areas include business models, innovation, change management, and strategy.

VM and The Management of Value (MSc, 58 students) – Accredited to the Institute of Value Management and Value for Europe.

Capturing and Delivering Value (MSc, 55 students) – Subjects include design management, systems integration and healthcare delivery models.

Owner-based Management of projects (MSc,191 students) Subject areas include Design Management, Requirements Management and Briefing.

The Management of Construction Enterprises (MSc, 144 students) Subject areas include: Enterprises, Strategy and Business Models, Organisational Culture and Behaviour, Emotional Intelligence and Trust.

Supervision of MSc and BSc Dissertations

PhD Supervision and Teaching


Loughborough University
Doctorate, Doctorat | 2013
Loughborough University
Other qualification, PRINCE2 Foundation Level | 2007
De Montfort University
Other higher degree, Bachelor of Arts Master of Science | 2001


Professor of Healthcare Infrastructure Delivery and Bartlett Faculty Lead for Health at UCL. He researches advanced healthcare infrastructure delivery models, interdisciplinary design and project management. He has been investigator on EPSRC, ESRC, NIHR and IUK research and directly funded by the Department of Health, European Investment Bank and World Health Organization. Recent research has investigated healthcare diagnostic hub design, augmented reality for hospitals delivery, flat-pack modular operating theatre configuration, healthcare infrastructure capital investment and advanced data analytics in AEC production control.

From March 2020 Prof Mills has been the Bartlett Faculty Lead for Health building an international reputation for Bartlett Health-related research, teaching and enterprise. In 2013 he completed his PhD on value in design at Loughborough University, prior to which he worked for AMEC Group Limited (a multi-disciplinary engineering firm) across Innovation and Technology, Design and Value Management departments.