Dr. Greg Watts

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Maxwell 505d

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Current positions

Director of Quantity Surveying Programme (UG)


Before lecturing at the University of Salford I worked in the construction industry up to the level of Senior Quantity Surveyor, for various companies, on a range of multi-million pound projects.

Having always aimed to improve behaviours and practices at every company where I have worked, in the hope of playing a part (albeit small) in improving the construction industry, I decided to move into construction education in the hope of inspiring and improving future generations. So far so good…

Areas of research

Social Value in Construction , Procurement, Ethics in Construction , Professional Development

Areas of supervision

Critical Success Factors in Construction, Machine Learning for Risk Prediction, Project success and failure, Risk Management, Social Value, Stakeholder Frameworks


  • Construction Law – Operation and Administration (Level 7)
  • Quantity Surveying Practice 3 (Level 6)
  • Procurement and Administration (Level 5)
  • Multi-Disciplinary Project (Level 5)

Research Interests

  • Social Value in Construction
  • Measuring wider Social Value
  • Sustainability
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Procurement
  • Construction Leadership
  • Ethics
  • Professional Development
  • Risk Management

Qualifications and Memberships


  • EngD – Engineering Doctorate – Loughborough University
  • MRICS – Chartered Quantity Surveyor – Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • PGC – Academic Practice – The University of Salford
  • PGC – Professional Communication – Sheffield Hallam University
  • BSc (hons) – Quantity Surveying – Sheffield Hallam University