Professor Alastair Adair Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Ulster University
- Economic Policy Centre (EPC)
Professor Alastair Adair was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor in August 2008. Previously he held positions as Head of the School of the Built Environment and inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment. He is also Professor of Property Investment.
Teaching and research specialisms comprise dynamics of property market performance, regeneration, appraisal and finance. Research findings impacting on policy and practice have been utilised by HM Treasury, Department for Communities & Local Government, NI Executive, Investment Property Databank and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
He is the recipient of numerous international awards including the prestigious Richard Ratcliff Award made by the American Real Estate Society.
Professor Adair was appointed a member of the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014 Architecture, Built Environment and Planning Sub-Panel 16 and was also a member of RAE 2008.
He is a member of the Cathedral Quarter Trust and a Non-Executive Director of the International Centre for Local and Regional Development.
Previous Ministerial appointments include DRD Regional Development Strategy Review Working Group and Chair of the DSD Advisory Panel of Experts for Implementation of the Review of Affordable Housing.
Professor Adair is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has held positions as Chair/President of RICS Northern Ireland and the Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Institute respectively and founding Vice President of the European Real Estate Society.