Professor Joe Tah is Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Technology, Design and the Environment and Professor of Project Management in the School of the Built Environment. Joe is the cross-university lead for Major Projects (including estates, infrastructure and digital transformation) and Sustainability within the Vice-Chancellor’s Group.
Prior to this, he was Associate Dean Strategy and Development in the Faculty. His responsibilities included leading on the coordination of input into the development of faculty strategic plans, student recruitment, strategic partnerships and deputising for the PVC/Dean in the day-to-day leadership and management of the Faculty. He was previously the Founding Head of the School of the Built Environment.
Prior to moving to Oxford, Joe was Professor of Construction Information Technology and Associate Head for Academic Enterprise in the School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford, having previously been Professor of Construction Management and Director of Research in the Faculty of the Built Environment at London South Bank University.
His academic career spans over three decades in which he has developed a wealth of strong interdisciplinary intellectual resources built on his research interests which are at the intersection of civil engineering, construction management, computer science and artificial intelligence. He has generated significant external research income through leadership and involvement in many research and consultancy projects funded by the EPSRC, EC, Innovate UK, ERDF, ESF, etc. His publications are highly cited and include a co-authored book and over 190 refereed journal and conference papers. He is on the editorial boards of three international journals.
Joe is on the Board of Trustees of the Oxford Preservation Trust (OPT) and is a member of the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) Clean Growth sub-group and the OxLEP Business Sounding Board. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).