Kim Littlewood is an Open University graduate twice over, with both a BA Hons (Open) and a BSc. A Chartered Civil Engineer (CEng MICE), with a PhD from Imperial College (1999), she has worked across the Civil Engineering industry in a range of roles. She has 30 years’ experience in Civil Engineering, with a mixture of industrial and academic experience.
Academic experience includes lecturing at RMCS, Plymouth University and PDRA at Imperial College, and industrial experience has included bridge inspection, management and maintenance for British Rail, and working as a project manager for the Environment Agency, delivering projects with a value up to £20 million.
Kim has a particular interest in helping others to achieve Institution Membership at various grades, and she has acted as a Delegated Engineer (DE) and Supervising Civil Engineer (SCE) whilst working in industry.
Kim is a Staff Tutor in engineering, and she also tutors on a range of undergraduate modules
PhD: 1996 – 1999 PhD entitled “Movement of Gross Solids in Small Bore Sewers” at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine carried out under the Postgraduate Training Partnership (PTP) Scheme.
PhD project was an investigation into the movement of gross solids in small bore sewers, and the effect of reduced water flow. It resulted in an innovative computer model of solid movement under intermittent flow, coded in FORTRAN, which has been verified by an extensive programme of practical experiments. Results derived from this model have been used in the WRc review of Part H of the Building Regulations.
Principal Published Works, Conference Papers and WRc Reports Produced