UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering

Dr Kevin Mansfield

Dr Kevin Mansfield

Associate Professor

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Jan 2000

Research summary

Kevin Mansfield's research interests are in lighting appearance and lighting quality metrics.

He has supervised three doctoral studies in the topics of lighting design, lighting quality and lighting and well-being.

He served on the committee responsible for revising BS8206-2:2008 Lighting for Buildings and is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Lighting Research & Technology.

I am making my research activity in light and lighting freely available in the spirit of Open Notebook Research. See my blog for my latest writings.

Teaching summary

Kevin Mansfield has been the Course Director of the MSc Light and Lighting since 1990. The Course is an holistic study of light and lighting in the built environment and considers both exterior and interior, natural and electric lighting.

He teaches on the following modules:

BENVGLG1 Lighting fundamentals

BENVGLG3 Lighting research

BENVGLG4 Advanced lighting design

BENVGLG5 Lighting practice.

He has also supervised many Master's dissertations.

He served as MSc Tutor (BE) 2004-2008 and again from 2012-2011.


University of London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2004
University College London
First Degree, Bachelor of Science | 1977


After graduating in Architecture from The Bartlett, UCL in 1977, Kevin Mansfield joined the Department working on Technical Consultancy Support contributing extensively to the consultancy work of the School in the lighting of art galleries (including the Tate Gallery), hospitals and penal reform units.

He has taught lighting for over 30 years at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, primarily as Course Director of the MSc Light and Lighting.

He received his PhD in 2004 (Lighting Patterns: Meaning and Design).