Ben is Arup’s Research lead for the UKIMEA region (UK, India, Middle East and Africa). He manages and supports the creation of new knowledge applicable to current and future projects – to create new services and business returns, drive efficiencies, develop our people and relationships and to enhance Arup’s external reputation.
Ben has over 10 years’ experience in built environment research, including previous roles at Imperial College London, CIRIA, Modern Built Environment Knowledge Transfer Network and University of Oxford. He has a track record in cultivating, leading and delivering quality research and innovation related to the built environment. He has expertise in global research portfolio management, research fund management, research strategy development, brokering new collaborations, programme management, workshop facilitation, research contracts, knowledge and technology transfer and research-based business opportunity creation. Ben has both a broad and deep understanding of the research and innovation landscape in the UK, as well as experience of facilitating research in India, the Middle East and South Africa. His research consultancy experience includes delivery of desk-based research and consultation activities, research strategy and research proposal development.