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Susan Dawson

Assistant Professor

Department: Architecture and Built Environment

Susan Dawson

This culture of collaboration and working across discipline has influenced Susan’s professional and academic career and continues to bring value to her research projects, students and the industry partners she works with.

Susan is currently leading the University development and delivery of degree apprenticeships in surveying, architecture, engineering and construction and is an active member of the employer lead Trailblazer consortiums bringing together the best of higher education and vocational training and working in close collaboration with the professional bodies.

Susan has over twenty years professional experience within architectural practice, working for internationally renowned Ryder Architecture and FaulknerBrown and also the multidisciplinary WSP.  Susan co-ordinated the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes within Ryder Architecture from 2003 onwards and remains involved with BIM Academy, the collaborative joint venture between Ryder Architecture and University of Northumbria which continues to cement the North East of England as world leaders in BIM technologies.

Susan’s professional doctorate study is looking into establishing the business value of strategic partnerships with higher education.  This builds on her undergraduate research in Marketing Architectural Services.  She remains passionate about maximising the tri-partite relationship between employer, student and academia and this is reflected in her work with external business organisations and championing the value of collaborative research and achieving publication.

Campus Address

Sutherland Building 005

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Re-shaping built environment higher education: the impact of degree apprenticeships in England, Dawson, S., Osborne, A. 2 Apr 2020, In: International Journal of Construction Education and Research
  • Determination of Initial and Final Set of Ternary Mortars and Compressive Strength with Regard to Temperature Variation, Richardson, A., Dawson, S., Pesce, G. 15 Feb 2019, In: Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction
  • Temperature Related Pull-out Performance of Chemical Anchor Bolts in Fibre Concrete, Richardson, A., Dawson, S., Campbell, L., Moore, G., Mc Kenzie, C. 30 Jan 2019, In: Construction and Building Materials
  • Reshaping built environment education: The impact of degree apprenticeships, Dawson, S., Osborne, A. Jul 2018
  • Use of Simulation Through BIM-Enabled Virtual Projects to Enhance Learning and Soft Employability Skills in Architectural Technology Education, Gledson, B., Dawson, S. 20 Apr 2017, Building Information Modelling, Building Performance, Design and Smart Construction, Switzerland, Springer
  • Use of simulation through BIM-enabled Virtual Projects to enhance learning and soft employability skills in Architectural Technology education, Gledson, B., Dawson, S. 14 Sep 2016, International SEEDS Conference 2016

  • Education July 01 2012
  • Building Management BSc (Hons) July 01 1990
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2014
  • Associate Member (ACIAT) Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) 2014

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