Senior Lecturer in General Engineering, Open University
Dr Alice Moncaster is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering & Innovation at the Open University, and a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.
Alice has worked in industry as a civil engineer and building structures design engineer. She has carried out earthquake engineering research at Bristol University and completed a PhD at the UEA School of Environmental Sciences on the critical problem of improving sustainability in our built environment. Alice has been a Senior Research Associate and then lecturer in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment and the University of Cambridge, before moving to the OU in 2017.
Alice’s research seeks to improve the environmental sustainability of the processes of construction, and of its product, the built environment. Particularly interests include life cycle analysis and embodied impacts of buildings, integration of renewable energy technologies, low carbon building materials, applying the principles of circular economy in construction, and retrofitting existing buildings.
Alice is committed to improving inclusivity and diversity within engineering and the construction industry, for fairer treatment of under-represented groups, for a better working environment for all, and for improved decision making leading towards greater innovation.