Dr Andrew Roberts B.Sc, B.Arch, M.Sc Ph.D

College Dean for Education and Students.

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Research group:
Design and Practice Research Group


Dean of Education and Students, College of Physical Sciences and Engineering

Research interests

Andrews academic interests are in understanding Architectural Education, particularly in terms of how students learn to become architects. He is supervisor to a number of Ph.D students looking at issues such as assessment processes, approaches to learning and the cultural aspects of architectural education around the world. His own research has looked into the individual learning styles of architectural students, and the importance of encouraging reflective practice as part of architectural education, particularly during times of workplace experience.

He is currently looking at how ’Grand Challenges’ form the foundation of education across the university. This requires an investigation into problem and project based learning.

Research supervisor

Main expertise

Architectural Education: how students learn to become architects, how they develop value sets.

Supervision experience

Currently supervising 4 PhDs.

Additional supervision interests

Research interests explore the relationships between key players within architectural education and architectural practice. This includes the pedagogic relationship between students and their tutors, and how architects work with their clients. Of particular interest is the dialogues that take place between these individuals and how these lead to design decisions.

Teaching profile

Lecturer in Practice Management and Economics, focussing on how aspects of Economics and Value influence architectural design.