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I am strategic thinker with demonstrable leadership and management experience in higher education in the UK. In my most recent roles, I was Deputy Head of School of Civil Engineering and Construction and Head of Department of Construction and Surveying at Kingston University.
I am an Associate Professor with extensive experience in the development of academic teams and course portfolios. I led the accreditation of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in construction management and surveying by prominent professional bodies in the built environment. I also led the design and development of degree apprenticeship programmes in building surveying and quantity surveying.
I was awarded a PhD in Engineering Management by Brunel University and hold a Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering from Aristotle University. I have several years' construction management experience in the education sector.
I am a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and member of the Association for Project Management (APM) and Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). I am also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA - Advance HE). I am supporting the RICS and CIOB as an assessor and have held board member positions in both. I am also an accreditation reviewer for University courses accredited by the RICS.
I undertook research in engineering, construction management and higher education pedagogies and have a good track record of publications in reputable international refereed journals and international conferences. I hold editorial board and referee positions in five international journals.
I hold editorial board member and reviewer positions in the following international referred journals:
Applied Mathematical Modelling (APM): Reviewer
Built Environment Project and Asset Management (BEPAM): Reviewer
International Journal of Lean Enterprise Research (IJLER): Editorial Board Member
Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management (JMTM): Reviewer
Journal of Engineering Manufacture (JEM): Reviewer
Grants, funding and awards
2013 Highly Commended Award at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013 for the following publication: Park, Y.-I. and Papadopoulou, T. C. (2012),"Causes of cost overruns in transport infrastructure projects in Asia: Their significance and relationship with project size", Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 2(2), pp. 195-21
Papadopoulou, Theopisti (2020) Developing construction graduates fit for the 4th industrial revolution through fieldwork application of active learning. Higher Education Pedagogies, 5(1), pp. 182-199. ISSN (print) 2375-2696
Park, Young-Ill and Papadopoulou, Theopisti C. (2012) Causes of cost overruns in transport infrastructure projects in Asia: their significance and relationship with project size. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 2(2), pp. 195-216. ISSN (print) 2044-124X
Ozbayrak, Mustafa, Papadopoulou, Theopisti and Akgun, Melek (2007) Systems dynamics modelling of a manufacturing supply chain system. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 15(10), pp. 1338-1355. ISSN (print) 1569-190X
Papadopoulou, T.C. and Mousavi, A. (2007) Control of constant work-in-progress in dynamic lean job shops using a multi-agent system approach. International Journal of Agile Manufacturing, 10(2), pp. 19-28. ISSN (print) 1536-2639
Ozbayrak, Mustafa, Papadopoulou, Theopisti C. and Samaras, Efstartios (2006) A flexible and adaptable planning and control system for an MTO supply chain system. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 22(5-6), pp. 557-585. ISSN (print) 0736-5845
Kızıl, M., Ozbayrak, M. and Papadopoulou, T. C. (2006) Evaluation of dispatching rules for cellular manufacturing. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 28(9-10), pp. 985-992. ISSN (print) 0268-3768
Papadopoulou, T.C. and Ozbayrak, M. (2005) Leanness: experiences from the journey to date. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 16(7), pp. 784-807. ISSN (print) 1741-038X
Papadopoulou, Theopisti C. and Mousavi, Alireza (2008) Scheduling of non-repetitive lean manufacturing systems under uncertainty using intelligent agent simulation. In: 6th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR08); 09 - 11 Sep 2008, Uxbridge, U.K..
Papadopoulou, T. and Mousavi, A. (2007) Performance modelling of dynamic lean job-shops with basestock shop-floor control using intelligent software agents. In: 5th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR07); 11 - 13 Sep 2007, Leicester, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Papadopoulou, T C and Mousavi, A (2007) Dynamic job-shop lean scheduling and CONWIP shop-floor control using software agents. In: International Conference on Agile Manufacturing (ICAM 2007); 09 - 11 Jul 2007, Durham, U.K.. ISBN 9780863418167
Papadopoulou, Theopisti C., Mousavi, Alireza and Broomhead, Peter (2007) Extending lean pull production to the dynamic scheduling of high variety low volume systems using intelligent agents. In: 17th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing; 18 - 20 Jun 2007, Philadelphia, U.S.. (Unpublished)
Ozbayrak, Mustafa, Papadopoulou, Theopisti C. and Samaras, Efstartios (2005) A flexible and adaptable planning and control system for an MTO supply chain. In: 15th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing; 18 - 20 Jul 2005, Bilbao, Spain.
Papadopoulou, Theopisti C. (2013) Application of lean scheduling and production control in non-repetitive manufacturing systems using intelligent agent decision support. (PhD thesis), Brunel University School of Engineering and Design, .
I have been an external examiner on a range of construction and project management related programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level for the following Higher Education Institutions in the UK:
I have had a number of leadership and management roles within the University as listed below: