Deborah Hughes

Dr Deborah Hughes FdA, BSc (Hons), PGCE, MSc, MPhil, PhD, MIHE, MCIOB

Cluster Lead/ Programme Director
 - Quantity Surveying/ Lecturer Quantity Surveying

E-mail: d.hughes@uwtsd.ac.uk



Lecturer

 - teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and supervising research projects.

I first qualified as a geneticist and for a few years worked in research.  I then qualified to teach. 

I taught full time initially and then part time overall for about 15 years. 

I have always thought experience is important and so during this time I also worked part time as a quantity surveyor and then more recently as a highway engineer for the Local Council. 

  • Institute of Highway Engineers
  • Chartered Institute of Builders
  • I have experience of teaching quantity surveying, project management and highway engineering modules. 
  • I have experience of supervising both undergraduate and postgraduate research projects.

My doctorate was in procurement.

The title of the thesis is “Development of an Effective Model for Collaboration within the UK Construction Industry”.

From this research I have published two journal papers and four conference papers.

Within the construction industry I have worked as both a quantity surveyor working on mostly Welsh Government civils projects and also as a highway engineer for the Local Council.  I have experience of working on both small and large complex projects.

Hughes, D., Williams, T. and Zhaomin, R. (2012)  Differing Perspectives on Collaboration in Construction.  Construction Innovation, 12(3), 355-368.

Hughes, D., Williams, T. and Zhaomin, R. (2012)  Is Incentivisation significant in ensuring a successful partnered project?  Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 19(3), 306-319.

Hughes, D., Williams, T. and Zhaomin, R. (2011)  Key Aspects of Collaboration within the UK Construction Industry.  Proceedings of the COBRA Conference – Salford, 267-274.

Hughes, D., Williams, T. and Zhaomin, R. (2011)  What is Collaboration?  University of Glamorgan Annual Conference, Pontypridd, 69-74.

Hughes, D., Williams, T. and Zhaomin, R. (2010)  Collaboration, What is it and can it be measured?.  Proceedings of the COBRA Conference – Paris.

Hughes, D., Williams, T. and Zhaomin, R. (2009)  The role of incentivisation in partnering projects – a case study of South Wales.  Proceedings of the COBRA Conference – Cape Town, 522-536.

Branagan, G., Hughes, D., Jeffrey, M., Crane-Robinson. And Perry, P. (2002)  Detection of micrometastases in lymph nodes from patients with breast cancer.  British Journal of Surgery.  89(1), 86-89.

Brennan, P., Palacios-Callender, M., Umar, T., Hughes, D., Spedding, A., Zaki, G. and Langdon, J. (2000)  Correlation between type II nitric oxide synthase and P53 expression in oral squamous cell carcinoma.  British Journal of Oral and Maxillifacial Surgery, 38, 627-632.

Branagan, G., Hughes, D., Jeffrey, M., Alberts, J., Perry, P. and Crane-Robinson, C. (1999)  Mammoglobin as a Marker for Breast Cancer Micrometastases.  European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 25(6), 667.