Niraj Thurairajah

Niraj Thurairajah is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering and the Built Environment. He currently teaches on our MSc Construction Project Management course, as well as BSc (Hons) courses in Architectural Technology, Building Surveying, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying and Real Estate.

Niraj started his academic career in 2002 at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka. While conducting lectures, mainly in the areas of quantity surveying, project management and construction management, he worked part-time as a consultant quantity surveyor undertaking pre and post-quantity surveying work. In 2004, he joined the University of Salford on a scholarship to read his PhD.

Joining Birmingham City University in 2007, he took a research fellow post at the UK Higher Education Academy’s Centre for Education in the Built Environment (CEBE) and was then promoted to an academic coordinator position. During his time with the University, he has made more than 30 peer reviewed publications and managed several research engagement projects, such as OBREE, ACBEE, ExcelDL and more.

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