Professor Cliff Hardcastle

Prof Hardcastle

Professor Cliff Hardcastle joined Teesside University in 2007 having previously been Assistant Principal for Knowledge Transfer and Commercial Development and Dean of the School of Built and Natural Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University.  He had formerly been Head of School at the University of Westminster and Visiting Professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia.  Professor Hardcastle trained as a researcher with the then Building Performance Research Unit at Strathclyde University and holds a PhD from Heriot Watt University.  His research interests include sustainability of the built environment and public private partnerships.  He has always sought to bring research and practice closer together and in support of this, has won funding from several different agencies including the EPSRC, industry and government.  He has also been an invited keynote speaker and external examiner to universities across the world.

He has held numerous industry, professional and academic committee roles and as Deputy Vice-Chancellor is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the University’s research and business engagement strategies.  He also leads work on DigitalCity, a major economic regeneration project.