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Dr Alan Bloodworth

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Dr Alan Bloodworth

Associate Professor
Course Director for the MSc Tunnelling and Underground Space

A dot Bloodworth at warwick dot ac dot uk
+44 (0) 24 7657 3440

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Alan started his professional career with international engineering consultants Kellogg Brown & Root, based in Leatherhead, UK, where he carried out design and site supervision of construction of bridges and other structures, including two years on the construction of the M65 motorway in Lancashire, England.

From 1996-1999, he was seconded to the University of Oxford to carry out DPhil research, part funded by a Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Industrial Fellowship, on the subject of settlement damage to surface structures in urban areas due to tunnelling in soft ground.

In 2000, Alan joined the University of Southampton as a lecturer in civil engineering, carrying out teaching and research specialising in structural engineering. His teaching responsibilities included mechanics, structures, materials and design as well as the Constructionarium field course. He was undergraduate admissions tutor from 2004-2007 and Director of Programmes for civil and environmental engineering from 2011-2014, and member of the Faculty Ethics Committee 2011-2016.

In 2016, Alan relocated to the University of Warwick to take up the position of Associate Professor and Course Director for the MSc Tunnelling and Underground Space.

Alan is Chartered Civil Engineer and Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (since 2000) and a Chartered Structural Engineer and Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (since 2020). Related to his research, he is a member of the Concrete Society Design Committee, fib Working Group on Fibre-reinforced Sprayed Concrete and the International Tunnelling Association ITAtech Activity Group on Lining and Waterproofing. He has also acted as an external examiner and course reviewer for civil engineering courses at other UK institutions.

Research Interests

  • Composite structures;
  • Reinforced concrete structures;
  • Sprayed concrete tunnel linings;
  • Settlement analysis;
  • Soil/structure interaction;
  • Impact of climate change on infrastructure

Teaching Interests

Course Director for the MSc Tunnelling and Underground Space

Module Leader for Communication and Leadership, Tunnel Design and Construction Management

Project Director for Group Design Project (MSc) and Individual Project

Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Tutor

Module Leader for Year 2 Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing

Module co-Leader for Year 3 Structural Engineering Project

Selected Publications

Projects and Grants

Title Funder Award start Award end
ICASE Studentship with UnPS/MSES - PhD Student Mr Luke Evans (Voucher 17100031) Morgan Sindall Engineering Solutions Ltd 02 Oct 2017 01 Oct 2021