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Dr Ciaran McAleenan

Lecturer in Quantity Surveying

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Built Environment Research


Room 04D19 Shore Road Newtownabbey Co. Antrim BT37 0QB



Dr Ciaran McAleenan lectures and researches in Safety Engineering and Disaster management

A Chartered Civil Engineer and Advanced Member of the Institution of Civil Engineer’s Health and Safety Register, working in industry since 1978, joining the Faculty at Ulster University in 2009. Ciaran is Chair of the ICE’s Expert Health and Safety Panel, leading on projects such as ‘designing for health’ guidance and professional competence. His particular research interests led to the co-creation of the Civic Ecology and Life Infrastructure group (CELI), a sub group of SABER. Projects under this group will address the societal challenges presented by UN Sustainable Development Goals, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Examples of potential research projects include, among others:

  • Mainstreaming Human-Centered Design thinking;
  • Engineering nature-based solutions to sustain ecosystem services;
  • Biodiversity actions on critical ecosystems post-disaster;
  • Avoiding eco-gentrification in post-disaster recovery projects; and
  • Sustaining food security in an evolving built environment

A regular presenter at international safety, health and wellbeing conferences and a member of the Editorial Board of the ICE Journal, Management, Procurement and Law, Ciaran has edited two Special Issue journals on Safety, Health and Wellbeing. He is also the co-editor of the ICE Manual of Health and Safety in Construction.