Rukaya Abowen-Dake

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Maxwell Building - Room 503

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Current positions

Lecturer in Quantity Surveying

Biography

Rukaya Abowen-Dake is a Lecturer in Quantity Surveying in the School of Science, Engineering & Environment. She has over five years teaching experience in UK HE. Her teaching interests relate to procurement and contract administration. Rukaya has research interests in construction procurement and contract administration, and how these mechanisms, including built environment assets, can be used to promote social inclusion in local areas. Her current research focuses on social procurement- how public and private entities create social value (community benefits) for local communities through construction procurement processes.

Areas of research

Sustainability, Sustainable Procurement, Social Value, Public Sector, Construction

Teaching

Rukaya has teaching interests in construction procurement and contract administration.

Research Interests

Her current research focuses on social procurement- how public and private entities create social value (community benefits) for local cRukaya has research interests in construction procurement and contract administration, and how these mechanisms, including built environment assets, can be used to promote social inclusion in local areas. Her research interests include the following:

  • Construction Procurement.
    • Collaborative procurement practices.
  • Sustainable and social procurement- the use of construction procurement and capital assets to deliver socio-economic and environmental benefits to local areas. 
  • Commercial/contract management.
  • Construction Supply Chain Management.

Her current research focuses on social procurement- how public and private entities create social value (community benefits) for local communities through construction procurement processes communities through construction procurement processes.

Qualifications and Memberships

Qualifications

  • MSc Quantity Surveying.
  • Postgraduate Certificate for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher and Professional Education.
  • BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management.

Memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
  • ICIOB.