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Mr Andrew Briggs

Senior Teaching Fellow

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Personal statement

Following 20 years working in industry as a structural design engineer, I joined the Department of Civil Engineering in 2005 as a part time teaching fellow running design projects for undergraduate students while also working part time in industy. I became a full time teaching fellow in 2009 as part of the structures group. My industrial design experience covers a wide range of types and scale of projects. I also spent 2 1/2 years working as a site engineer on two major civil engineering projects.


Detection in blood of autoantibodies to tumour antigens as a case-finding method in lung cancer using the EarlyCDT®-Lung Test (ECLS) : study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Sullivan F. M., Farmer Eoghan, Mair Frances S., Treweek Shaun, Kendrick Denise, Jackson Cathy, Robertson Chris, Briggs Andrew, McCowan Colin, Bedford Laura, Young Ben, Vedhara Kavita, Gallant Stephanie, Littleford Roberta, Robertson John, Sewell Herb, Dorward Alistair, Sarvesvaran Joseph, Schembri Stuart
BMC Cancer Vol 17, (2017)

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I teach structural engineering and design in all five years of the undergraduate programme and have an underlying theme of 'Project design - turning theory into practice' with the aim of helping students make the transition from University to working in industry.

University of Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Awards

2012 Shortlisted - Most supportive teacher in the University

2013 Best Teacher in Faculty of Engineering

2013 Shortlisted - Most supportive teacher in the University

2016 Best Teacher in Faculty of Engineering

Research interests

I am a teaching fellow and therefore do not have formal research responsibilities. However, through self study and collaboration with others I pursue my interests in the design process and conceptual design and have developed some novel methods for design teaching.

Recent publications about design are:


Briggs, A (2013) Project Design - Turning Theory into Practice: Profitability and the '12 minute principle'. The Structural Engineer, Vol 91 Issue 3, pp 22 - 23


Briggs, A (2013) Project Design - Turning Theory into Practice: The Reverse Serve. The Structural Engineer, Vol 91, Issue 3, pp 34 - 35


Civil and Environmental Engineering
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