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Professor Tyler, Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering at UCL, was educated at the Royal College of Music, the Polytechnic of Central London (now the University of Westminster) and UCL. He worked as Operations Manager at Unichem Ltd (1984-85) before joining UCL in 1987, holding appointments as Research Assistant, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader at UCL in the period 1987 to 2002, when he was appointed to a professorship. Since 2003 Professor Tyler has been the Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (renamed Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering in 2007). He is also Director of UCL CRUCIBLE Centre and UCL Accessibility Research Group. A Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Professor Tyler's notable appointments outside UCL include: Member of EPSRC Engineering Programme Strategic Advisory Team 2006; Member of the Chief Scientific Adviser's review team for the Department for Transport 2009; Member of the Advisory Panel for Infrastructure UK 2010; Adviser to Chinese Government Ministry of Science and Technology on Low carbon transport (2010). He was appointed CBE for Services to Technology in the 2011 New Year's Honours list.
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