Sian Dunne

School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment

Sian is a Senior Lecturer in Construction Management within the School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering & Technology.
Sian graduated from the University of Liverpool with a first class honours degree in construction project management.
Sian is a Chartered Construction Manager (MCIOB) with 12 years’ experience working for a national construction contractor in the UK.
Sian's career commenced as a Site Engineer post-graduation, progressing into Site Management and later Design Management. Sian's industrial experience includes working on hospital projects, large scale retail developments, courts, police and custody buildings, educational establishments and listed refurbishment schemes for the hotel and leisure sector.
Since joining LJMU as a Senior Lecturer in 2012, Sian has completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and is embarking on a Masters Degree in this field. Sian's main teaching activities include Construction Site Management, Project Lifecycle Management and Building Information Modelling. Sian's research interests include building design for autism and teaching & learning for disabled students, specifically neurodiverse students.

Languages

English

Degrees

2002, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) Construction Project Management

Academic appointments

Link Tutor for Oryx Universal College Qatar, Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - present
Academic Liaison Tutor for Degree Apprenticeships, School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - present
Disability Coordinator, School of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, 2016 - present
Senior Lecturer, School of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, 2012 - present

Postgraduate training

PG Cert Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2012 - 2014

Journal article

Martin H, Mohan N, Ellis L, Dunne S. 2021. Exploring the Role of PPE Knowledge, Attitude, and Correct Practices in Safety Outcomes on Construction Sites Journal of Architectural Engineering, 27 DOI

Heaton R, Martin H, Chadee A, Milling A, Dunne S, Borthwick F. The Construction Materials Conundrum: Practical Solutions to Address Integrated Supply Chain Complexities Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 148 DOI

Conference publication

Dunne S, Mulliner E. 2016. Exploring transitional barriers for bilingual (Welsh-English) students LJMU Teaching & Learning Conference

Dunne SL, Dooley J. 2014. Breaking down the silo: Student and Staff collaboration within BUE Liverpool John Moores University Teaching and Learning Conference

Dunne SL, Dooley J. 2014. Opening the Eyes of the Civil Engineer through BIM HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

Finnegan S. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and its role in improving decision making for sustainable development Engineering Education for Sustainable Development Publisher Url Public Url

Dunne S. Designing Assessment for Neurodiverse Students LJMU Students at the Heart Author Url

Internet publication

Dunne SL, Marsh D. 2015. Breaking down barriers LJMU builds platform for collaboration Author Url Publisher Url

Conference presentation:

Exploring transitional barriers for bilingual (Welsh-English) students studying at LJMU, LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference, Liverpool, UK, Oral presentation. 2016

Membership of professional bodies:

FHEA, Higher Education Academy, https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/professional-recognition/hea-fellowships. 2014

MCIOB, Chartered Institute of Building, http://www.ciob.org/. 2007

Teaching qualification:

PG Cert Learning & Teaching in Higher Education. 2014

Media Coverage:

http://www.bimplus.co.uk/education/breaking-down-barriers-education/, Article for the Chartered Institute of Building on replicating the collaborative BIM mindset in the teaching curriculum..

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