Staff profile

Martin Adlington

Programme Leader for Civil Engineering Construction Management

Martin Adlington wearing blue shirt




College of Science and Engineering


University of Derby Online Learning


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am the current Head of Civil Engineering, Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, Programme Leader, Senior Lecturer, Assessor and External Examiner with significant experience in all aspects of learning, development and education over 18 years. I have extensive industry experience in construction and built environment with 20 years in business management. I am an accomplished team leader with a proven track record of delivering performance in challenging environments to tight deadlines. I am highly self-motivated professional with a progressive approach and excellent organisational skills with ability to work independently using initiative performing well under pressure and fully committed to ensuring the job is done.

Research interests

Since joining the University of Derby, Martin has been involved with studies related to climate change and overheating with an emphasis on healthy buildings. Prior to joining the University, Martin was the owner of a construction business before joining the National House Building Company (NHBC) in their academy as a trainer and researcher.

Membership of professional bodies


Additional interests and activities

Regular squash and Golf player and loves to travel. Ambition is to see the world.

Recent publications

7th Global Conference on Global Warming (GCGW-2018) June 24-28, 2018 Izmir, Turkey. A critical review of the impact of global warming on overheating in buildings

ICSAEEEDS 2017 : 19th International Conference on Sustainable Architectural, Environmental and Ecological Engineering Design for Society Singapore, SG July 4 - 5, 2017 A critical review of impact of overheating in buildings using matrix framework assessment

Healthy Buildings 2019, Asia – Changsha (Paper accepted October delivery). UK care facilities: Is climate change contributing to overheating in dwellings and a cause of concern in the health of vulnerable adults