UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


Dr Nigel Oseland

Honorary Senior Lecturer

Nigel Oseland

Dr Nigel Oseland is an environmental psychologist, researcher, workplace strategist, change manager, public speaker and author with 11 years research and 19 years consulting experience. Nigel is an internationally recognised expert in post occupancy evaluation, impact of design on performance, agile working, psychophysics and the psychology of the workplace.

Nigel has published over 100 academic papers, books and guides including: Improving Office Productivity: A Guide for Business and Facilities Managers, the BCO Guide to Post-Occupancy EvaluationMaking Flexible Working Work and CIBSE TM24 Environmental Factors Affecting Office Worker Performance: Review of Evidence. He continues to write articles and guidance and has recently published chapters in four new books on POE and performance. Nigel regularly presents at international conferences, and organises the biannual Workplace Trends conference and annual Designing & Managing Learning Environments conference.

When not writing or presenting, Nigel mostly focusses on his consulting practice in which he advises his clients on how to create and implement efficient workplaces that enhance organisational performance. However, he occasionally carries out client funded research projects, for example on behalf of the British Council for Offices, Atomic Weapons Establishment, Saint-Gobain Ecophon and Herman Miller.