Professor Crina Oltean-Dumbrava (2017)
Appointed by the Senate
Committees: Senate (member).
Professor Crina Oltean-Dumbrava is an international academic with over 38 years’ professional experience of which 35 years have been in academia with teaching and research experience in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Greece and Romania. She has masters’ qualifications in civil and building engineering, and economics, and is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), a chartered civil engineer, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), a chartered builder and a charter construction manager and a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a chartered surveyor.
Professor Oltean-Dumbrava is a member of the JBM Visiting Accreditation Panel and a member of the Education for the Built Environment (E4BE) Group, a partnership between the Construction Industry Council and the Construction Industry Training Board. She is a Past Chair of the UK’s Association of Civil Engineering Departments. At the University of Bradford she is a member of University’s Council, Senate and Chair of the Standing Committee of the University’s Assembly.
Professor Oltean-Dumbrava has been research active for over 35 years. Her research expertise is in the areas of sustainability assessment of the built environment with a focus on water infrastructure, buildings, transport infrastructure and noise reducing devices. She has authored/contributed to 13 books, published over 110 papers, and is or has been Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator or Collaborator of 42 research and teaching grants worth over £11m. She has been leading multi-national research projects and contributing to course development in several countries.
Professor Oltean-Dumbrava was appointed the BSI (UK) expert, ISO and European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) for Road Traffic Noise Reducing Devices (RTNRD), the CEN/TC 226/WG6 TG4 Convenor to implement sustainability in RTNRD standards and the Liaison officer between CEN/TC 226 and CEN/TC 350 Sustainability of Construction Works. She is Visiting Professor of the Technical University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, an External Expert Evaluator for the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research, EU Horizon 2020 Programmes, and for the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education. She has represented her native country, Romania, in the European Council of Construction Economists since 1994.