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Dr Kristen MacAskill

Course Director for the Construction Engineering Masters programme

Dr Kristen MacAskill is the Course Director for the Construction Engineering Masters programme at the Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology. She originally trained as a civil engineer and then completed a Masters degree in Engineering Management in New Zealand. She has also obtained an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development and a PhD from Cambridge University's Engineering Department. Before returning to a role in academia, Kristen has worked for several years as a consulting engineer in both the water and transport sectors. Her experience covers various areas of infrastructure development, including: strategic level options assessment, post-earthquake damage assessment, infrastructure design, project management and sustainability assessment. She teaches a sustainable development course in the engineering department and her core research focus is in the area of disaster risk reduction and post-disaster recovery.

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