Dr Samantha Organ

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  • Qualifications:BSc (Hons.)
  • Position:Senior Lecturer in Building Surveying
  • Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology (FET)
  • Telephone:+4411732 87418
  • Email:Samantha2.Organ@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

I have a degree in Building Surveying, and have experience in practice both abroad and in the UK. I work part-time in industry as a Building Surveyor. During my time in practice I have gained experience in working on and running construction, refurbishment and other projects. I believe in fostering closer networks between academia and industry, encouraging students to engage with property and construction organisations where possible.

In academia I have gained experience in working as an associate research fellow, a research assistant, and an associate lecturer. My current role is as Senior Lecturer in Building Surveying, specialising in sustainability.

I completed my PhD in 2015 on Owner-occupier motivations for energy efficiency refurbishment (domestic), an area I am passionate about. This included presenting my findings to an inter-government committee at Whitehall. I am now a member of the working group for Climate Change Adaptation for Fit for the Future.

My research has included an inter-institutional project for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. This was a joint project with the University of Birmingham, the University of Aberdeen, and Ulster University looking titled Innovative Finance for Real Estate Development in Pan-European Regeneration culminating in a digital report, which can be downloaded for free from the RICS website.

I project led an internal government report for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, a joint project with the University of Birmingham and Bioregional. The focus of the report was on household uptake of low carbon products and services.

I form part of a close team of Building Surveying teaching staff. My teaching activities currently include undergraduate and Masters dissertation supervision, level 1 teaching on building construction, and commercial development to level 2 students. In addition, I am academic personal tutor to levels 1 to 3 students.

I sit on the board for The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Matrics, am vice-chair for RICS Matrics Gloucestershire, and a sub-committee member for Women in Property South West. I sit on the STEM committee at The King's School Gloucester and am involved with school and club visits to talk about and run activities relating to surveying.

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