Inclusive and Sustainable Environments, School of Engineering
Research and Graduate School
Institutional Lead, Erasmus+
PhD/MPhil Built Environment and Civil Engineering specialisms
I have dual roles with the School of Engineering and the Research and Graduate School. As Research Team Leader for the Inclusive and Sustainable Environments (IaSE) research group within the School of Engineering, I supervise a number of PhD students and lead research projects. I have also successfully led the research group through two Research Assessments (RAE2008 and REF2014), and responsible for the coordination of research within this unit of assessment. I am also the coordinator of the Women in Science, Construction, Engineering and technology network.
As research lead in the Research and Graduate School, I am responsible for the development and management of research skills training. I am also liaison between the R&GS and the academic Schools and Student representatives.
As Institutional Lead for Erasmus+, I am responsible or the leadership and management of Erasmus+ activities and projects, and coordination of the Erasmus+ team.
I have a First Class Honours Bachelor degree in Property Development and Asset Management, Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Master of Arts in Learning with Technology, and a PhD in Supply Chain Management in Facilities Management.
Having previously spent over ten years in industry, I have worked in education since 1999, and managed and led several research and consultancy projects with a range of private and public sector organisations.
My research interests include:
- Corporate Real Estate
- Facilities Management
- Community-based FM
- FM in Housing and other sectors
- Value, Demand and Supply Chain Management in FM
- Organisational Management
- Performance Management and Productivity
- Project Management
- Regeneration and Sustainable Development
- Smart Buildings and Cities
I am a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMgr FCMI), Member of the British Institute of Facilities Management (MBIFM) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
I was a Visiting Professor to Karaganda State Technical University, Kazakhstan (2013 - 2014) and Visiting Expert in Business and Engineering, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland from August 2016.
I was external examiner undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Facilities Management at Sheffield Hallam University (2010 - 2015).
Selection of Publications
Nelson, M. (Ed) (2011). Proceedings of the 10th EuroFM Research Symposium: Cracking the Productivity Nut, Vienna, Austria. May 23-25. Naarden: EuroFM Publications.
Nelson, M. (Ed) (2010). Proceedings of the 9th EuroFM Research Symposium: Integration of Core Business and Facility Management, Madrid, Spain. June 1-2. Naarden: EuroFM Publications.
Olubodun, F.,Nelson, M.and Kangwa, J. (2016). Proactive Regulatory Framework for the Housing Environment, In Aluko, B.T., Odeyinka, H.A., Omole, O.A. and Olojede, O. (2016). Meeting Nigeria’s Housing Needs.
Ahlo, J., Nelson, M., Nenonen, S. and Rasila, H. (2007). Towards Full Service Facilities, FUTIS Research project, Turku University of Applied Sciences and Helsinki University of Technology, Finland.
Nelson, M. (2004). PFI in an FM Environment. In Murray M. and Langford, M. (2004). Architect's Handbook of Construction Project Management. London: RIBA Publications.
Nelson, M. and Alexander, K. (2004). The Emergence of Supply Chain Management as a Strategic Facilities Management Tool. In Alexander, K., Atkin, B., Bröchner, J. and Haugen, T. (2004) Facilities Management: Innovation and Performance. London: Spon Press.
Karamitsos, I. and Nelson, M. (2015). The impact of organisational models for non-core business services in the FM industry. Journal für Facility Management. November.
Nelson, M. and Nisha, B. (2014). A Critical Review of Decision Making Practice in Urban Regeneration in the UK. In Gazaliyev, A.M. (2014) (Ed.) Proceedings of the International Scientific- Practical Conference ‘Science, education and Production as leading factors in Strategy – ‘Kazakhstan – 2050’ Saginov’s readings No.6, Part 1, Ministry of Education and Science, Karanganda State Technical University. 26 – 27 June. ISBN 978601296591.
Kangwa, J., Olubodun, F., Nelson, M., Ekyem, G., and Rakhimov, M.A. (2014). ‘Perceived Barriers and threats to Low-carbon retrofit of UK’s Historic Buildings: A heritage-practitioner’s perspective’. In Gazaliyev, A.M. (2014) (Ed.) Proceedings of the International Scientific- Practical Conference ‘Science, education and Production as leading factors in Strategy – ‘Kazakhstan – 2050’ Saginov’s readings No.6, Part 1, Ministry of Education and Science, Karanganda State Technical University. 26 – 27 June. ISBN 978601296591.
Tammo, M. and Nelson, M. (2014). Emergent Theories for Facilities Management in Community-Based Settings, Journal für Facility Management (Spring Heft 8/2014).
Nelson, M. and Abowen-Dake, R. (2013). The Applicability of Community-based Facilities Management Approach to Regeneration: A Case Study, Journal für Facility Management (August Heft 7/2013).
Al-Mekaimi, M. and Nelson, M. (2013). Construction Project Management in Kuwait: The Cultural Issues from the Client Perspective. In Proceedings of the 11th International Postgraduate Research Conference, University of Salford, Media City, Salford, April.
Tammo, M. and Nelson, M. (2013). Methodological approach of knowledge transfer research. In Proceedings of the 11th International Postgraduate Research Conference, University of Salford, Media City, Salford, April.
Tammo, M. and Nelson, M. (2012). A Critical Review of the Concept of Facilities Management in Community-based Context. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual ARCOM Conference, Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, 3-5 September 2012, UK, Vol. 2, 1379-1388
Nisha, B. and Nelson, M. (2012). Making a case for evidence-informed decision making for participatory urban design, Urban Design International 17: 336-348; doi:10.1057/udi.2012.16
Kangwa, J, Olubodun, F. and Nelson, M. (2010). Logistical constraints negating the successful completion of live City-Centre Building Refurbishment Projects: A case for management skills probity, Structural Survey, Vol 28(5), pp 440 -452.
May, D., Agahi, H., Askham, P. and Nelson, M. (2006). Agenda for Change: views and experiences from estates and facilities staff, Journal of Facilities Management, Vol 4(4), pp 224 – 233.
Abusaid, B., Nelson, M., Kaya, S. and Alexander, K. (2005). How do PCTs Measure Users' Experience? In Proceedings of the CIB 2005 - COMBINING FORCES - Advancing Facilities Management and Construction through Innovation Conference, June 13-16, Helsinki.
Nelson, M. and Zhou Moss, Q. (2005). Measuring FM Performance – Measuring the Improbable? In Proceedings of the European Facility Management Conference 2005, 19-21 April, Frankfurt.
Nelson, M. (2005). A Study of Collaborative Working in FM in the UK. In Proceedings of the European Facility Management Research Symposium 2005, 19-21 April, Frankfurt.
Nelson, M. (2008). FM in Regeneration: helping to build sustainable communities or a bridge too far? Essential FM Reports, October.
Adisa, S.Y., Olubodun, F., and Nelson, M. (2008), Urban Regeneration and Slum Shifting: A Case Study of Maroko Slum Clearance Project, CASLE International Conference on Urban Development, Regeneration and Finance, University of Ulster, 27-29 August.
Nelson, M. (2008), Performance Enhancing Facilities Management: Fact or Fiction? East Africa Regional Conference on Facilities Management, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 23 April.
Nelson, M., Moss, Q.Z., and Alexander, K. (2006). Are we measuring FM Performance? Premises and Facilities Management Magazine. IML Group.
Nelson, M. (2006), Performance Measurement in FM: What and Why? Essential FM Reports, Vol. 61, November / December, pp 16-17.