The Research Working Group has been established as a sub group of the HEDQF Board and currently co-chaired by Dr Caroline Paradise, Associate Director at Atkins SNC-Lavalin and Rupert Cook, Director at ArchitecturePLB. The objectives of the Research Working Group echo the overall aims of the charity, specifically to initiate research projects which focus on promoting positive outcomes of building users and exploring the success of completed projects in use. Involvement in the Research Working group is open to all HEDQF members with an interest in research, promoting a mixture of representatives of design and construction consultancies as well as higher education institutions.
The group regularly surveys both our membership and representatives from other HE professional organisations to direct future research activity. We are also keen to support early career researchers within institutions across UK & Europe to deliver research projects that address relevant issues relating to the built environment within the sector.