Name Angela Nash
Job Title Senior Lecturer in Construction Project Management
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Subject(s) Architecture and Built Environment
Tel 01902 322622


Angela Nash has been in the School of Technology at the University of Wolverhampton since October 2006, where she is a Senior Lecturer. She specialises in Project Management, Change Management, Masterplanning and Workplace Design with regard to Capital/Construction Projects. She is the Course Leader for Master of Science Degree in Construction Project Management.    

She has been involved in a number of major projects in the higher education sector concerned with client-side involvement in space planning, masterplanning and learning space development. The latest of which involved providing the educational consultancy to the Libyan Government during the strategic planning and design phases of the Libyan Universities project comprising 27 new university campuses at a value of £53bn.

She joined the University in 1998 and until 2006 her University role was as Strategic Project Officer and Head of the Strategic Project Office within the Executive Department encompassing the co-ordination and management of many strategic projects including the £180m New Horizons Estates Regeneration Programme, which included 19 major construction projects.  This institutional role included the identification of space needs, space massing for the institution, masterplanning, strategic co-ordination of strategic projects to meet academic and business requirements, stakeholder co-ordination and the management of change.

She has been involved in building design and particularly in the internal structures and layouts to facilitate learning and link the objectives of non-building projects such as IT infrastructure, business process modernisation and academic infrastructure with the estate to provide data that helps the University achieve its vision through its projects and processes.

She has given a significant number of national and international presentations, seminars, reports, book contributions and papers on learning space design, technology rich learning spaces, master planning, project management and change management in academic environments.

  • Project Management, Change Management, Masterplanning and Workplace Design with regard to capital and construction projects.  Client-side space planning, masterplanning and learning space development in the higher education sector.
  • Post graduate delivery of Construction Project Management courses and the development of on-line and distance learning materials.
  • A member of the Higher Education Design Quality Forum (HEDQF) and a subject adviser to the Hong Kong Council for the Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualification (HKCAAVC) in the areas of construction, architecture and business management
  • Development of Distance Learning Teaching materials for postgraduate and undergraduate courses in construction management and construction project management.
  • Space planning, masterplanning and learning space development for the higher education sector including refurbishment and new building of university campuses nationally and internationally


  • The design brief - What do you want?  How big? How much? Why?ADP Architectural Seminar Series, Manchester, November 2008, Bath, January 2009, Aston, March 2009, RIBA London, April 2009.
  • Education assumptions to inform design decisions. ADP Educational Seminar Series – Capitalising on the credit crunch.  London, Aston and Manchester, June 201
  • The Libyan Experience: Creating and Maintaining Educational Paradigms For An International Higher Education Construction Project. Third International World of Construction Project Management Conference, Coventry, October 2010

Funded Projects

  • ADP Architects, Birmingham
  • Development of Seminar Series – Role of the client in the development of sustainable master plans for HE Estates
  • May 2008
  • Hilll International (on behalf of the Libyan Government)
  • Education Advisors for the Libyan Universities Project
  • August 2008 – September 2010
  • Newman University College, Birmingham
  • Academic analysis and space massing for the University masterplan and independent academic advisors
  • October 2008 – August 2010
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • The development of a HEFCE LGMF Bid – Production of a toolkit to inform the sustainable development of university estates.
  • May 2009

Selected Earlier publications (pre-2008)

  • Masters Dissertation It is not enough to have a Vision: The Logistics Required to Deliver Strategic Change.  January 2007.
  • Publications, Presentations, Articles, Book Contributions Managing Parallel Strategic Projects, AUA Masterclass, London, October 2002.
  • Directing Major Projects and Change Programmes: A Masterclass for Senior Managers, Newton R.W. and Nash A.M., Dublin, December 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2007.
  • International Business Issues for Software Education. Moreton R. and Nash A.M., CEIS-SIOE Symposium, Harbin, China, January 2005.
  • Masterplanning and the use of new technology. RIBA, Making Space for Education Conference,  London, June 2005.
  • Good building design for effective learning. CISCO, World Class Buildings for World Class Education Conference, CISCO European Management Centre, Bedfont Lakes, Middlesex, June 2005
  • Systems Project Management and Project Procurement: Critical Factors For Success. Nash A.M., Newton R.W., Journal of Harbin Institute of Technology, Vol.12 pp.97-102. ISSN 1005-9113.  December 2005.  CEIS-SIOE Symposium, Harbin, China, January 2006.
  • Critical Benefits of the EMERSION Asia-Link Programme. Nash A.M. and Moreton R., Dublin, February 2006.
  • Design and use of world-class sports and performance facilities within the concept of a community university campus.  Sustainability Through Sport, RIBA Client Forum, Birmingham, April 2006.
  • Sport, Schools and the Community.  Schools within a University Campus concept.  RIBA FE/Schools Forum.  London, June 2006.
  • The Concept of a Smart School. International Networking for Educational Transformation Newsletter,, Newton R.W. and Nash A.M., June 2006.
  • University Estates Planning – Taking the Strategic View. 4 workshops for JISC/HEA, Planning and Designing Technology-Rich Learning Spaces Conference Series,  Glasgow, Warwick, and Hertfordshire, July 2006. East London, September 2006.
  • Good design in the use of e-learning environments on campus. HEFCE / Leadership foundation for Higher Education conference – sustaining excellence in higher education. Royal College of Physicians – London. January 2007. Nash A.M and Newton R.W.
  • A case study analysis and proposal for operational change within the IT Services department of a major organisation. pp43-51, Proceedings of the Third China-Europe International Symposium on Software Industry-Oriented Education. ISBN: 978-1-84218-122-5. Blackhall Publishing, Dublin. February 2007.
  • An Industry-Oriented Model for Software Education in China: Adapting an Irish Model to Chinese Conditions. Authorial Board. ISBN: 978 1 842181 23 2. Blackhall Publishing, Dublin. March 2007.
  • Capital projects and institutional developments: achieving benefits or ‘stretch’, CISCO/NTL/Telewest  Conference, Warrington, May 2007.
  • Project and change management considerations when designing and implementing new learning and working spaces. Ulster University Senior Educational Management Conference, Ballymena, May 2007. (Invited Speaker)
  • The design issues facing education. ADP Architectural Seminar Series, Bath, May 2007, Manchester, June 2007, Aston, October 2007, RIBA London, November 2007.
  • ‘Education’ in Education and Contextualism. pp31-94, co-authorship for ADP Architects. ISBN10: 1904772714. Black Dog Publishing, London. November 2007.