Dr Graeme Larsen is the Associate Dean of Sustainability at the University College of Estate Management (UCEM), UK.
Graeme’s career path has followed four distinct phases. Initially working for large international contracting companies as site and then project manager. Thereafter, Graeme returned to academia undertaking a PhD in Innovation in the Construction Sector. A research fellowship followed on the £1.5 million EPSRC Big Ideas project looking into sustained competitiveness of firms. The third phase saw independent research, leadership and teaching culminating in Graeme becoming Associate Professor. During this phase Graeme held key roles including the Director of the PhD programme for 8 years, then Research Group Lead before finally taking on the role of Director of MSc programmes.
In 2021 Graeme moved to UCEM, becoming part of the team to fulfil their vision of becoming the ‘Centre of Excellence for Built Environment Education’. Initially, Graeme took the role of Research Centre Lead before becoming Associate Dean of Sustainability. Organisationally, Graeme’s focus is on balancing relevance and rigour within teaching and research, developing strategic and operational capabilities for sustainability and programme creation. Graeme has developed his academic citizenship through research publications, research funding and international roles in the CIB, CIOB and CIRIA.
Graeme holds the position of Visiting Professor of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RIMT) University, Melbourne, Australia.
Graeme holds the strategic international role within the prestigious International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), as coordinator for ‘Working Group 65 – Organization and Management in Construction’.
Organizing committee member for International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) Tri-Annual World Building Congress – Melbourne 2022.
Scientific review committee for International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) Tri-Annual World Building Congress – Melbourne 2022.
Editorial Board Member to Journal of Building Engineering, Elsevier Journal.
Scientific referee for key journals within my field including – Construction Management and Economics, Engineering Project Organization Journal, Engineering Construction and Architectural Management, Journal of Construction Procurement and IT in Construction.
Scientific Review Committee for the Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Conference.
Scientific Review Committee for the Annual WABER Conference in Africa.
Reviewer of book proposals and published books for Oxford University Press and Taylor and Francis Group.