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

EPSRC - £1,063,456, HaCIRIC Extension (EP/I029788/1), £134,000, Open Planning for Operationally Ready Acute Healthcare Estate (EP/D039614/1), £436,000, A Built Environment Design Evidence Base to Continuously Improve the Delivery of Patient Safety, and £154,050, Evidence Based Learning Environments (EP/D039614/1))

KTA/KTP - £99,621, Optimising healthcare infrastructure value, and £97,197, Activity-Acuity-Adaptability-Flow Emergency Departments

Industry - £30,169, EIB Review of the Evidence for the Contribution of Healthcare Infrastructure Investment to Health Gain, £25,000, DH Efficient and Convenient Primary Care, £30,000, DH Development of a New Premises Assurance Model, and £30,000, DH Capital Investment and Backlog Maintenance

Teaching summary

  • Organizational Management (BSc., Year 3 Students. Approx. 35 Students) – Subject areas include: Organisational Behaviour and Culture. 6 weeks, 12 Hrs
  • Management 1 (BSc., Year 2. Approx. 35 Students) – Subject areas include HR, Operations Management and Supply Chain Management. 6 weeks, 12 Hrs
  • Making Cities (BSc., Year 1. Approx. 40 Students) – Interdisciplinary Course across Bartlett architecture, planning and project management. 11 weeks, Total 44 Hrs
  • Building Asset Management (BSc. Year 3 Students. Approx 35 Students) – Subject areas include: Asset Value, Service Life and Depreciation. 1 week, 2 Hrs
  • VM and The Management of Value (MSc.) – 5 weeks, 10 Hrs. (co-teaching/team teaching)
  • Capturing and Delivering Value (MSc.) – 5 weeks, 10 Hrs (co-teaching/team teaching)
  • Owner-based Management of Projects (MSc.) Subject areas include DM, RM and Briefing. 3 weeks, 6 Hrs
  • PhD Supervision (2 external PhD students and 4 UCL)
  • Msc and BSc Dissertation Supervision (15 students per year)


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


Graduating with a First Class Honours in “The Management of Design and Innovation” and winner of the RSA Design Management awards in 2001. Grant moved to AMEC Group Limited (a multi-disciplinary engineering and construction organisation), where he worked across three Departments (Innovation and Technology, Design Management and Value Management) to bring about business improvement and organisational change. As a Research Associate and Co-Investigator at Loughborough University, Grant researched the management of social infrastructure projects and collaborated with commercial construction organisations and health and social care authorities to understand multi-organisational quality and design management practices and cultures. His PhD thesis was in understanding the complex emergence of values and value in the project design process.


His research as a CI and RA at Loughborough University included: evidence based design, open building, strategic asset management, master planning, healthcare infrastructure, capacity planning, regulation, scenario planning, and economic evaluation. Grant's interest is in applying translational process research to address values, value, quality management, lean healthcare, and stakeholder consultation problems. He has worked in consultancy roles for AML and for LUEL to develop, apply and train advanced design and quality management methodologies.