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Dr Tim Whitehead

  • Qualifications: DPhil, MA, BES, DipMA, PGCLTHE
  • Role Title: Course Leader, MSc Property Development
  • Address: Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth PO1 3AH UK
  • Telephone: +44 (0)23 9284 2901
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  • Department: School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
  • Faculty: Faculty of Technology


I am the Course Leader of MSc Property Development at the University of Portsmouth where I also teach sustainable cities, transport and environmental management themes to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Prior to joining the University, I had a long career in professional practice at the interface of the environment, transport and economic development in the UK and Canada. My qualifications include both technical depth and practical management know-how in turning communities into modern, sustainable place-products. There are, however, many cultural, economic and political barriers to the promotion of sustainable environments and my experience has made me wary of inherited knowledge and the status quo, and provided an eye for the post-conventional. As a result, my interests today revolve around an integral ethical perspective that promotes biodiversity and well-being within the context of critical and alternative cultural and intellectual traditions. I have published a number of refereed articles and numerous governmental and consulting reports, spoken at numerous conferences and seminars and was, formerly, a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and Canadian Institute of Planners.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Integrating Interprofessional Project
  • International Built Environment Fieldwork
  • Planning Law and Practice
  • Environmental Management
  • Property Economics, Investment and Development
  • Research Methods and Independent Project
  • MSc / MEng Individual Research Project

My other roles include:

  • Postgraduate Research Student Supervisor
  • Technology Faculty Ethics Officer
  • MSc Property Development Personal Tutor


  • Sustainable cities
  • Wellbeing and the built and natural environments
  • Sustainability and inherited knowledge, economic structures and cultures
  • Alternative adaptive systems

Research profile

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