Aston Insights Lecture 2: Jeremy Watson, 18th April

Professor Jeremy Watson

Aston Insights is a new public lecture series of inspirational speakers.

The second lecture in the series will be given by  Professor Jeremy Watson, Director, Global Research at Arup. 

Opportunities for Research and Innovation in the Built Environment. 

For the built environment, the challenges presented to central government and local authorities are stronger than ever, with financial restrictions pulling against environmental, demographic and other social drivers. These present opportunities for the academic and business sectors, which are well placed to address emerging knowledge and service markets.

Knowledge- and resource-sharing are important factors in delivering policy options and outcomes for society. A number of innovative approaches are emerging, such as working with local universities to create networks of expert advisers and university research being made freely accessible by citizens.

The talk will focus on the ways science and technology are being brought to bear on issues in the built environment, and will highlight some high priority challenges.

Professor Jeremy Watson

Jeremy Watson is Arup’s Global Research Director, responsible for Arup’s Global Research, Strategy and the Research Consulting Business. Until November 2012, Jeremy was also Chief Scientific Advisor for the Department of Communities & Local Government (DCLG). 

An engineer by training, Jeremy has held research and technical management roles in industry and academia.

Date: Thursday 18th April 2013

Venue: Adrian Cadbury Lecture Theatre, Aston Business School, Aston University, Aston Triangle, B4 7ET

Time: 6.00pm start, tea and coffee from 5.30pm

The lectures are open to all and there is no entry charge.

To book a seat, click here or register below. For further information call, Emma Sutton on 0121 204 4542 or email