Dr Whitehall has been involved in teaching and research within the HE Sector for nearly 20 years and has had a stress on research informed teaching and delivering modules that replaced a traditional Euro-centric curriculum with a more global focus that better reflected the cultural diversity of his students. Historically Dr Whitehall’s module designs have reflected both his research and wider intellectual interests, with teaching containing a focus on Sustainability, the Picturesque, Site specificity, Hybridity, Orientalism, aspects of colonial urban development – and further reflecting his interest in visual literacy.
He has produced a number of publications, been involved in a range of collaborations and appeared on BBC television and radio.
At UCEM he has been Chair of UCEM’s Research Ethics sub-committee and sat on other deliberative committees including the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Committee and Research Committee. He authored UCEM’s project module guide ‘A Guide to Effective Research Project Management’.
Dr Whitehall is a trustee of the Maharajah’s Well Trust a self-sustaining charity which has the sole responsibility for the conservation and sustainable management of a listed and culturally significant Indo-Saracenic architectural site.
He worked in collaboration with ArtsAsia.org on the Heritage Lottery Fund Project ‘In India’s Image: Rediscovering Anglo-Indian architecture in the South East of England’ (2017-2019). He was both on the Psycon (University of Wolverhampton) Planning Committee and Chair of the Psycon Scientific Review Committee for the International Conference on Construction Futures/Psycon, 2018.