Dr. Justine Cooper

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Maxwell 436e

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Current positions

Lecturer in Building Surveying


I joined the University of Salford in July 2016. Prior to joining Salford I worked as a Research Fellow within the Sustainable Built Environment Research Group at the University of Greenwich for nine years. As a researcher I worked on a number of large scale multi-disciplinary projects focused on building performance, housing maintenance and asset management, occupant behaviour and carbon reduction, biomass CHP and the vulnerability, resilience and adaptive capacity of social housing to extreme weather events. I also acted a panel judge for the National Housing Federations Community Impact Awards 2014 and as an Advisory Panel Member of the National Housing Federations ‘Count Us In’ project. I was a contract and consultant Engineer for 10 years before joining academia, working in a variety of roles including material testing, piling and underpinning, building surveying, drainage design and sustainable impact assessments.

Areas of research

Asset Management, Sustainability, Performance, Adaptation, Apprenticeships


I am module leader for Technology 1 and provide lecturing support for Technology 2, both of which are cross programme modules. I also teach Building Pathology for Building Surveyors, Module leader for MSc Dissertations and Link Tutor to Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprentices.

Research Interests

Sustainable built environment with particular focus on the sustainable performance of existing social housing; the interaction between people, buildings and technology on the performance of buildings and building asset management.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • Site Management Safety Training Scheme accredited
  • PhD ‘Sustainable Building Maintenance within Social Housing’
  • PG Cert Higher Education
  • MSc. Building Rehabilitation
  • BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Practitioner Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment
  • Member of CIB W70