Staff profile

Professor Angela Dean

Senior Lecturer in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering


Environmental Science, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering


College of Science and Engineering


School of Engineering


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



I am a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering.

Research interests

I have undertaken a large amount of educational research both individually and collaboratively in the fields of environmental and ethical design, materials teaching, the build environment and women in engineering and design education.

Membership of professional bodies


Experience in industry

Consultant - Water Industry and Failure Analysis Investigations

I have carried out a variety of failure analysis consultancy and research work over the past 20 years for individual companies. Most of the work involved was commercially sensitive so that research papers were not generally given. A number of papers are shown below, but these do not represent the amount of research carried out in the area (see Additional Consultancy Reports).

The Water Industry Consultancy Project ran successfully for over seventeen years at Staffordshire University (from 1983 - 2000), generated more than £250, 000 for the University and tested in excess of 6,000 pipe samples in order to assess the condition of their water mains for the AMP (1 - 3) exercises. Several water companies were involved including Severn Trent Water plc and South West Water plc. Some of the project work was also undertaken with Pipeline Developments Ltd.

The pipe sample data was collected in database form and statistically analysed and a prototype expert systems were written and delivered to both Severn Trent Water and South West Water. This project was extended for Severn Trent Water to include other information so that a complete predictive tool was produced and delivered in 2003.

Additional project work for UKWIR was undertaken in 1998 -2000 concerning the categorisation of cast iron pipes for the water industry. (Published Papers below)

Recent publications

  1. O Oduyemi, M Okoroh, A Dean, Economic Performance Measures for Life Cycle Costing in Buildings, COBRA, 2015. (Submitted)*#
  2. O Oduyemi, M Okoroh, A Dean, Developing an Artificial Neural Network Model for Life Cycle Costing in Buildings, Sydney, COBRA, July 2015. (Submitted)*#
  3. B Ceranic, D Latham, A Dean, Sustainable Design and Building Information Modelling: Case Study of Energy Plus House, Hieron's Wood, Derbyshire UK, International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, Portugal, SEB-2015, July 2015. (Submitted)*#
  4. O I Arowosafe, B Ceranic, A M. Dean, Construction Costs and Value Management: Study of Multinational Practices in Nigeria, Sydney, COBRA, July 2015. (Submitted)*#
  5. O Oduyemi, M Okoroh,  A Dean, Barriers to Life Cycle Costing Usage, ACROM Conference, Nigeria, September 2014.*#
  6. O Oduyemi, M Okoroh, A M Dean, 2014, Towards a comprehensive life cycle costing methodology for sustainable buildings, CIBW107, January 27 – 30, 2014.*#
  7. A.M.Dean, R.E. Parker, Overcoming Barriers for Postgraduate Engineers and Technologist in the use of Soft Systems Methodology to make Environmental Decisions, Engineering Education for Sustainable Development, Cambridge, UK. September 22 – 25, 2013. ~
  8. A M Dean, Towards a Technological Future, Innovations in Engineering and Technology for Sustainable Future,  Bannari Annan University and University of Derby, 3 – 5 September 2012.