Kwadwo is a Senior Research and Teaching Associate in Urban Systems and Infrastructure Management at the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC), Department of Engineering. His interdisciplinary research trajectory falls under the overarching theme of technological innovations in the urban built environment. In his current role he conducts research into responsible placed based leadership for developing and implementing digital innovations in the urban built environment to deliver public value. A key part of this study involves developing a competency framework for city managers and built environment professionals who are (or will be) involved in digitalization projects for addressing complex urban challenges.
Since obtaining his PhD in Construction Technology & Project Management from the University of Hong Kong (HKU), he has held post-doctoral positions in HKU’s Department of Real Estate & Construction, and the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. In these roles, he examined how largescale transformations could be achieved through increased adoption of digital and manufacturing technologies in the Hong Kong and UK construction sectors respectively.
Kwadwo’s professional ambition is to be a world-leading researcher in the field of technological innovation in the built environment, contributing transformative knowledge to improve policy, practice and societal wellbeing and prosperity.