After Studying Mechanical Engineering and Production Methods at University, Dr Pippa Boyd worked in industry as an engineer. Part of her time involved managing and designing changing organisations and work practices. She then became a consultant in change management and organisational design roles.
This combined interest in engineering, technology and change led her to study Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology and to complete her PhD in sustainable innovation and uptake. She went on to lecture Construction Technology, with her academic focus being the socio-technical study of sustainable technology uptake with interests in sustainable development and technology, the diffusion of Innovation, energy in buildings and mainstreaming sustainability.
Last year has given Pippa exposure to funding landscapes around energy in buildings, communities and infrastructure. She has joined the UCEM Globe academic team to develop and deliver the new Masters in Sustainable Built Environments, with responsibility for the Materials, Technology and Processes module.
Integrated Environmental Systems IES): Grant Proposal Writing Team, 2022 – 2023 – Developing bids for EU and UK funded projects in the fields of energy modelling, digital twins and decarbonisation road maps for communities, building owners and County Councils. Particular interests in the IES Intelligent Communities Lifecycle tool and decarbonisation roadmaps for communities and regions. Part of the Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd (IES) grant proposal writing team. Developing bids for EU and UK funded projects in the fields of energy modelling, digital twins and decarbonisation road maps for communities, building owners and County Councils. Particular interests in the IES Intelligent Communities Lifecycle tool and decarbonisation roadmaps for communities and regions.
University of Reading: Lecturer in Building Technology, 2019 – 2022 – Lecturer in Building Technology Researching the diffusion of innovative technology and the impact of its specification on building projects
University of Reading: Teaching Fellow 2016 – 2019 – Building Technology
University of Reading: Doctoral Researcher, 2012 – 2016 – The diffusion of BIPV in the construction sector: accommodations to building design and practices in the uptake of low carbon technologies
University of Reading: Research Fellow, 2010 – 2012 – Mainstreaming Sustainability Interest areas: Sustainable Development and Technology Diffusion of Innovation Mainstreaming Sustainability
Independent Consultant (Brussels and UK), 1992 – 2010 – Project management, training and development, facilitator and mentor – Design, development and implementations of change management and empowerment programme
Industry, 1981 – 1990 – Production Manager and Engineer, Project Engineer, Liaison Engineer, Production Manager and Engineer, Project Engineer, Liaison Engineer. Various roles and responsibilities over different plants and locations