David Proverbs

David Proverbs

Associate Dean (International)

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David Proverbs, BSc (Hons), PG Cert Ed, PhD, MBA, PFHEA, FCIOB, FRICS, is Professor of Construction Management and Associate Dean International in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment at Birmingham City University.

David has over 25 years of experience in higher education and has held strategic leadership roles in three modern universities where he has been able to champion student learning as a research driven, curriculum active and enterprising academic. He is a great believer in the benefits of working in a global society and committed to creating opportunities for students to become global citizens and to realise their full potential.

David is now responsible for establishing and growing a high quality international portfolio of provision across the Faculty and supporting the university’s international ambitions in developing strong international partnerships.

David is an internationally renowned expert in flood risk management and pioneered the development of research into flood recovery in the UK. He has gained research funding from organisations including the British Council, DEFRA, EPSRC, NERC, RICS and World Bank. He has published extensively on topics linked to flood damage, flood adaptation and resilience. He provides leadership to the Water, Environment and Communities Research Centre.

He is Editor of the International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, a Trustee to the RICS Research Trust and a member of the Environment Agency’s Regional Flood and Coast Committee. He is Visiting Professor at Santa Catarina State University (UDESC), Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Centre for Flooding, Communities and Resilience at the University of the West of England and Xiamen University of Technology, China.

Career history

2011 - 2014: Professor and Head, Architecture and the Built Environment Department, University of the West of England

2004 - 2010: Professor and Head, Construction and Infrastructure Department, University of Wolverhampton

1994 – 2004: Research, Teaching and Management Posts, University of Wolverhampton

1984 - 1994: Construction Project Management, Linford Building and Balfour Beatty

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