The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

Dr Selcuk Cidik

Dr Selcuk Cidik

Lecturer in Construction Management

The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
23rd Sep 2019

Research summary

I am an organisational researcher with a focus on construction projects, the construction industry, and the built environment.

My main topic of interest is the digital transformation of construction and the built environment. My main contribution to this area has been the application of ‘practice thinking’ as developed in the organisational studies of technology-at-work. This captures and addresses the ‘practical reality’ of digital transformation as opposed to the utopian views of digitalisation, thus, contributing to the theory and practice. I have also published on this topic applying the theories of productivity paradox, competitive advantage and knowledge management. I have supervised two Ph.D. projects on digitalisation in construction through to their completion, and I am currently supervising another two Ph.D. projects on this topic.

Apart from my focus on digital transformation in construction, I have published several papers building organisational theory on collaborative design in construction, drawing on the empirical focus of my work on design-and-build construction projects.

Since joining UCL in 2019, I have expanded my focus to other key challenge areas of the construction industry and project management scholarship, where organisational theory has a high potential for impact. These include the development of an organisational approach to building safety and re-thinking (project) social value in construction based on non-representational theories of space.

Teaching summary

I am the leader of B.Sc. (Hons) Project Management for Construction programme at the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction.

Through my 9 years of experience in the UK higher education, I taught several undergraduate and postgraduate modules focusing on innovation, organisation, technology and management in construction and the built environment. I also led dissertation modules both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels with large cohorts.

I have supervised more than 20 undergraduate and more than 40 masters' students.

Currently, I deliver Professional Skills in Project Management undergraduate module and The Management of Construction Projects postgraduate module at the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction.


Masters, M.Sc. in Project and Construction Management |
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), PGCert in Academic Practice |
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy |


I am a Lecturer in Construction Management at the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, and I am the leader of B.Sc. (Hons) Project Management for Construction programme.

I am an experienced construction professional and academic with more than 6 years of industry experience followed by an academic career since 2012.

I worked in bidding and commercial management for large civils contractors for most of my time in the industry following an initial position as an assistant project manager.

Before joining UCL, I worked as a lecturer at Birmingham City and London South Bank Universities, producing high-impact research, and developing and teaching a wide range of courses focusing on the construction industry and the built environment.

I was awarded the degree of Ph.D. in 2016 with my thesis titled 'The practice of interdisciplinary design in BIM-enabled projects'.