Dr Mark Austin

Programme Lead Postgraduate Programmes


Prior to taking up his current position as senior lecturer in Construction, Mark has worked as a site engineer, road designer (specialising in cycle tracks) and laboratory manager. His research interests derive from his cross disciplinary PhD investigating the relationship between design/layout of sports facilities and the ways in which people use them.

Teaching interests

Mark is a fellow of the higher education academy and his teaching interests include the science behind sustainable construction, construction materials and research methods. Mark is heavily involved in developing innovative methods of teaching using virtual teaching environments.

Module leader for:

  • P33503 Technology and Design Management
  • U32506 Environmental Science
  • U33525 Building Science and Environmental Systems
  • U33588 Independent Study
  • U33598 Commercial Management Dissertation
  • U33599 Construction Management Dissertation

Research interests

The role of social and cultural capitals in the understanding of individuals' relationships with the built environment.

Conference papers

Austin, M. (2009) Maintaining the active body: An interplay between space, physical capital and social identity. BSA Annual Conference Cardiff.