Dean, School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment

Professor Mike KagioglouMike Kagioglou

Professor Mike Kagioglou is Dean of Engineering, Design and Built Environment at Western Sydney University in Australia, and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Global Development (Europe and the UK). Mike was based in the UK for the past 25 years and was Dean of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield and prior to that at the University of Salford where he was the Head of the School of Built Environment. Mike's career spans Engineering, Manufacturing, Creativity, Design, Architecture and the Built Environment, engaged in inter and multi-disciplinary research at a global level.

Mike has taught in product design and development, manufacturing and production systems, lean construction/manufacturing/healthcare, requirements management, among other subject areas. He has been involved in more than £25m of research across many funding agencies in the UK and Europe. He was an Academic Director for the £11M EPSRC funded interdisciplinary IMRC in Health and Care Infrastructures Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC) and was previously the Director of the £8M EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Salford Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI) in the built and human environment. Mike has published more than 230 academic referred papers, industrial reports and two books, one of which in Healthcare infrastructure. His current research is around Healthcare infrastructure and better decision making in complex settings, following an outcomes/benefits based philosophy – benefits realisation. He is also working in diverse areas, such as living labs, location based and project planning, decision making, BIM and automated regulation capture.

Mike frequently acts as research proposal reviewer for all major UK research councils and has participated and lead international reviews in Civil Engineering in Holland and Greece and have reviewed proposals for EU, Denmark and other countries. Mike is board member of the Global Leadership Forum in Construction Engineering Management, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.