Professor Alistair Gibb
Alistair joined Loughborough University in 1993, following a career in engineering and project management and has developed a significant portfolio of funded research projects. In 2004 he became chair in Construction Engineering Management and between 2012 and 2017 he was Director of the European Construction Institute (ECI) and held the Royal Academy of Engineering ECI Chair in Complex Project Management. He has won and managed projects valued at more than £10M, funded by UK & overseas governments, charities and industry. He leads Loughborough’s Construction Health and Safety Research Unit, working closely with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and industrialists. His work has made significant impact with commissions from the HSE and USA Government’s NIOSH. He led a team to provide the research for the UK Secretary of State’s inquiry into the underlying causes of construction fatalities. There has been a series of projects on OHS implications for vulnerable workers, covering both ageing and migrant workers. As project director of ECI’s Safety, Health and Environment task force he has been a member of numerous committees and groups. Recent projects have included studies on OSH knowledge across large networked organisations and in SME & micro enterprises. His team has recently completed a study into the OSH implications of nanotechnology in construction and demolition. A major current project is an IOSH-funded, multi-disciplinary, longitudinal study of the implementation of OSH strategy on Tideway, a major infrastructure project in London.