Dr. Anthony Higham

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

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Current positions

Senior Lecturer


After spending 10 years working in professional practice as a Quantity Surveyor working for various local authority and private consultancy practices I moved into education in 2006. Initially joining the university of Bolton, before moving to Sheffield Hallam and finally the University of Salford in 2015. I supervise and exam PhD and Masters students, based in both the UK and overseas, and have research interests in the areas of social sustainability and business ethics, valuation of social benefit, construction economics, commercial management and procurement. I have joint authored and published a textbook in the field of construction financial management and building economics published by Routledge and am currently writing a second book in the field of Maintenance and Asset Management for Wiley-Blackwell. I hold under-graduate External Examiner positions at two UK-based universities as well as acting as a Professional Review Assessor for the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Here at the University of Salford I am the Programme Director for the BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying programme within the school. I also chair the Science and Technology Joint Ethics Panel and Committee whilst also representing the School of the Built Environment as a member of the University Research Ethics Committee.  I am an academic journal referee and book reviewer.  I am a member of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB). 

Areas of research

Cost Overrun, Risk, Social Value, Procurement for Value, Business Ethics


  • Construction Economics – BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
  • Procurement and Administration – Undergraduate degree programmes

Research Interests

  • Social sustainability and business ethics
  • Appraisal of social benefit at project and organisational levels
  • Construction cost overruns
  • Risk and crisis management associated with construction projects

Qualifications and Memberships


  • BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying – University of Bolton
  • PGCE (Further, Higher and Adult Education) – University of Bolton
  • MSc Construction Economics – Glasgow Caledonian University
  • PhD Construction Management – Sheffield Hallam University


  • MRICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – Chartered Quantity Surveyor)
  • MCIOB (Chartered Institute of Building – Chartered Construction Manager)
  • FHEA (Fellow Higher Education Academy