The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


PhD students


The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction postgraduate programmes are broad and deeply influenced by practice, taking in construction economics, infrastructure finance and project leadership. Details of our current research students and their topic of research are listed below.

Current students 

Ahmed Mohamed Alnaggar
Supervisory team: Professor Michael Pitt and Dr Claire Andrew

Zeynep Kubra Atli
How Nudge theory affects complex infrastructure leaders value options and use flexibility under uncertainty
Supervisory team: Dr Zhen Ye and Dr Ilias Krystallis

Kathryn Bourke
How does service life influence decision-making about existing buildings and built infrastructure?
Supervisory team: Prof. Tim Broyd and Dr Simon Addyman

Rafaella Broft
The design of a Lean Production System to successfully implement SCM at the lower tiers of construction supply chains
Supervisory team: Professor Hedley Smyth

Peipei Chen
Advancing the modelling of global power sector carbon neutrality and economic impacts
Supervisory team: Dr. Jing Meng and Professor D'Maris Coffman

Yan Chen
Driving factors of carbon emissions in the built environment: a comparison between London and Beijing
Supervisory team: Professor D'Maris Coffman and Dr Zhifu Mi

Lu Cheng 
Life-cycle carbon emissions in the construction sector: Comparisons between China and the UK
Supervisory team: Dr Zhifu Mi and Dr Jing Meng

Israel Simon Mariaca Clavel 
Construction operations scheduling based in hybrid simulation and uncertainty for girder bridges
Supervisory team: Dr Laura Florez-Perez and Dr Carlos Galera Zarco

Guilherme Duch Crosta
Urban farming in the built environment
Supervisory team: Professor Jacqui Glass and Dr Armando Castro

Loan Diep
Politics of Green Infrastructure in favelas
Supervisory team: Dr Priti Parikh and Dr David Dodman

Mohamed Elkaddah
Supervisory team: Professor Tim Broyd and Dr Eleni Papadonikolaki

Zigeng Fang
Machine learning applications in Facility Management
Supervisory team: Professor Michael Pitt and Dr Sean Hanna

Adam Golden
Managing innovation in major projects and programmes

Yasmin Garcia-Sterling
Supervisory team: Professor Michael Pitt and Dr Qiuchen Lu

Kehan He
Embodied emissions; environmental economics; climate change
Supervisory team: Dr Zhifu Mi and Professor D'Maris Coffman

Qi He
Supervisory team: Dr Stani Milcheva and Dr Stefano Miraglia

Wenjie Hu
Exploring Prefabricated Construction in China
Supervisory team: Prof. Jacqueline Glass and Mr Oliver Wilton 

Yunlong Huang
Economic analysis of the Real Estate market with statistical machine learning and big data
Supervisory team: Dr Stani Milcheva and Dr Stefano Miraglia

Tehreem Husain
Railway mergers in the early twentieth century: an exploratory study
Supervisory team: Professor D'Maris Coffman and Dr Coskun Tuncer

Hang Lai
Real Estate Finance and Economics
Supervisory team: Professor Stanimira Milcheva and Dr Evangelia Chrysikou

Anam Latif
Betwixt and Between: Navigating the emergence of belonging paradox through the dynamics of power & disequilibrium
Supervisory team: Dr Stefano Miraglia and Associate Professor John Kelsey

Andrea Gonzales Lazo
Knowledge Management in Projects
Supervisory team: Dr Selcuk Cidik and Dr Simon Addyman

Flavio Pinheiro Martins 
The Role of Infrastructure in Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Brazilian Communities
Supervisory team: Professor Priti Parikh and Professor Monica Lakhanpaul

Jiayin Meng 
Green Infrastructure Investment and Finance
Supervisory team: Dr. Zhen Ye and Dr. Jing Meng

Jessy Gomes Moreira
Supervisory team: Professor Hedley Smyth and Dr Meri Duryan

Oscar Cruz Navarro 
The geopolitical and geo-economic challenges facing project management in tackling the impacts of climate change on infrastructure projects
Supervisory team: Dr Vedran Zerjav and Dr Effie Konstantinou 

Nicholas Nisbet
Regulatory Compliance and Knowledge capture
Supervisory team: Dr Ling MaDr Gulnaz Aksenova and Professor Tim Broyd (Director of Studies)

Katharina Oemmelen
From mini grid to sustainable development? An analysis of the benefits and trade-offs of the renewable energy transition in rural Madagascar
Supervisory team: Prof. Priti Parikh and Dr Ben Page (Geography Department)

Beatrice Mensimah Ossei-Gudom
Implementation of Building Information Modelling by Project Managers on Construction Projects in Ghana - Level 2 Implementation 

Nicoleta Panagiotidou
Optimising beps, understanding the role and development of the bim execution plan
Supervisory team: Prof. Michael Pitt and Dr. Shen Wei

Juan D. Gutés Pascual
The dynamics of trust elements in construction projects
Supervisory team: Professor Hedley Smyth and Dr Effie Konstantinou

Baker Rickaby
Dealing with Uncertainty in Megaprojects
Supervisory team: Professor Andy Davies, Honorary Professor and Dr Ilias Krystallis

Irinie Roufaeel
Emergency Department evaluation and optimization using space syntax and hybrid simulation techniques
Supervisory team: Dr Grant Mills and Prof Alan Penn

Mostafa Safar
Supervisory team: Dr Stefano Miraglia and Professor Niamh Murtagh

Saule Sakenova
Exploring project portfolio selection processing project-based organisations

Giuseppe Sassano
Supervisory team: Dr Grant Mills and Dr Antoine Vernet

Denis Scott
Utilising Smart Contracts and Blockchain Technology for Infrastructure Industry Transformation
Supervisory team: Professor Tim Broyd and Dr Ling Ma

Gagandip Sehmbi
Supervisory team: Professor Tim Broyd and Dr Ling Ma

Clark Stacey
Supervisory team: Professor Tim Broyd and Dr Natalya Sergeeva

Gatot Subroto
Why and How (Fear of) Corruption Hinders Projects, Evidence from Indonesia
Supervisory team: Dr Effie Konstantinou and Dr Vedran Zerjav

Ning Sun
Value co-creation in public projects: from a paradox perspective
Supervisory team: Dr John Kelsey and Dr Jing Xu

Xinlu Sun
Region- and city-level climate change mitigation and sustainable development
Supervisory team: Dr Zhifu Mi and Prof D'Maris Coffman

    Tan Tan 
    Beyond Building: Digital Transformation to Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA)
    Supervisory team: Dr Grant Mills and Dr Eleni Papadonikolaki

    Mohamad El Tannir
    The implementation of lessons learned and knowledge management at the front end of projects
    Supervisory team: Dr Grant Mills and Dr Ilias Krystallis

    Sandeep Thakur
    The Role of Consortium leader in the governance of Megaprojects 
    Supervisory team: Dr Mustafa Cidik and Dr Natalya Sergeeva

    Angeliki Maria (Marilina) Toli
    Studying resource exchange through actor interactions in the smart city service ecosystem, using the service dominant logic
    Supervisory team: Dr Niamh Murtagh and Dr Meri Duryan

    Kang Tong
    Value drivers of modularisation extent

      Alejandro Vargas-Ramirez
      Uncertainty and innovation within business-critical projects
      Supervisory team: Professor Andy Davies, Honorary Professor and Dr Stefano Miraglia

      Francesca Vinci
      Project leadership and project capabilities for innovative and successful project delivery
      Supervisory team: Professor Andy Davies, Honorary Professor and Dr Vedran Zerjav

      Florence Walker
      Supervisory team: Professor Aeli Roberts and Professor Niamh Murtagh

      Shizhen Wang
      Real Estate Finance
      Supervisory team: Prof. Stanimira Milcheva and Dr Nikodem Szumilo 

      Taige Wang
      Targeted BIM Use Selection for Projects: A Mixed Methods Explanation of BIM Use Contributing to Project Management
      Supervisor team: Dr Eleni Papadonikolaki and Dr Natalya Sergeeva

      Cheng Wu
      Exploring The Compatibility between Lean Information Flow and Emergency Projects
      Supervisory team: Prof. Grant Mills and Dr Simon Addyman

      Yiming Xiang
      Supervisory team: Dr Abdul-Majeed Mahamadu and Dr Laura Florez-Perez

      He Xiao
      The use of blockchain technology to address the collaboration/trust problems of BIM in the UK's construction industry: from the perspectives of technology, process, behaviour
      Supervisory team: Professor Tim Broyd and Dr Mustafa Selçuk Çıdık

      Lingshan Xie 
      Real Estate Finance
      Supervisory team: Dr Stani Milcheva and Dr Peter Ye

      Qiuhao Xie
      Coopetition of international construction joint ventures and its performance outcome
      Supervisory team: Prof. Grant Mills

      Pu Yang
      Patterns of carbon emissions in European and Chinese cities
      Supervisory team: Dr Zhifu Mi and Professor D'Maris Coffman

      Wu Yanga
      Bridging the energy performance gap: a process study of routine intersections at project handover stage
      Supervisory team: Professor Hedley Smyth and Dr Stefano Miraglia

      Zhiqiang Yin
      Climate change economics; Climate change risk assessment; Climate change adaptation; Numerical modelling
      Supervisory team:  Professor Dabo Guan and Dr Jing Meng

      Chunlin Yu
      Coping with Complexity in Megaprojects
      Supervisory team: Dr Eleni Papadonikolaki and Professor Andy Davies, Honorary Professor

      Fei Yuan (Sophie)
      Understanding Employees’ Organisational Citizenship Behaviour (OCB) from the Organisational Psychology Perspectives
      Supervisory team: Professor Niamh Murtagh and Dr Eleni Papadonikolaki

      Zijing Zhang
      Automatic code compliance checking of healthcare facilities
      Supervisory team: Dr. Ling Ma and Prof. Tim Broyd 


      Former students

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      Imad Ahmed
      Political economy of infrastructure investment

      Diyana Syafiqah Abd Razak
      Cost of quality during construction post-handover 

      Simon Addyman
      Management of projects, networks and supply chains

      Huda Almadhoob
      Self-organised networks in large construction projects

      Luc Bardin

      Roberto Cardinale
      The transition from the national to the EU model of energy governance: a comparative case study of the Greenstream, Galsi and Medgaz gas pipelines

      Nafiseh Darvish
      Capability building to deal with time delays in gas upstream megaprojects

      Juliano Denicol
      Designing client organisations and supply chain strategies to deliver megaprojects

      Marcos Gonzalez Fuentez
      The co-creation of project/service valued outcomes: a client service (dominant logic) perspective

      Roselyn Itopa 

      Lois Yixi Liao
      Herding behaviour in housing markets

      Omoleye Ojuri
      Prescribing a management agenda for the Nigerian water supply system: value co-creation and networks prescriptions

      Pouria Panahi

      Anne Symons

      Prompt Udomdech
      Project-based learning to advance building information modelling innovation adoption in the built environment SMEs

      Daan Vermeer
      Collective learning in strategic Public Private Partnership (PPP) procurement systems for social infrastructure

      Jing Xu
      The value of trust in construction supply chains