Professor Billy Hare

Billy Hare
Postal address:
Glasgow Caledonian University
70 Cowcaddens Road
United Kingdom

Research interests

Billy is a Professor of Construction Management within the School of Engineering & Built Environment at GCU. He is Research Theme Lead for Built Environments, Deputy Director of the School’s Research Centre for ‘Built Environment Asset Management’ (BEAM) and chair of the School Ethics Committee. Billy has a PhD in Construction Management (H&S Thesis); BSc (Hons) in Construction Management & Engineering and a BA in Occupational Health and Safety. He joined GCU in 2002, after a career in construction contracting. Since then, he has delivered research on several HSE, IOSH, EPSRC, CITB and industry funded projects totalling £900k, 50+ peer-reviewed publications and a REF Impact Case Study for REF2014. His research portfolio is exclusively focused on improving occupational health and safety within the construction industry, including studies that have improved worker engagement, migrant worker H&S, and safety in design. These contribute directly to UN Sustainable Development Goals for ‘Good Health and Wellbeing’, and ‘Decent Work’. Billy’s industry engagement is a key factor in his research success, with several studies leading to industry guidance for HSE and CITB. He has developed several CPD courses on the subject of construction health and safety, and is currently Chair of the CIOB National H&S Group, International Coordinator of the ‘International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction’ Health and Safety Working Group, and chair of several other industry working groups.

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  1. Published

    Evaluating the impact of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training for UK construction workers

    Janusonyte, G., Lawani, K., Hare, B. & Lawrence, M. 21 Jun 2019 The International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) World Building Congress 2019 – Constructing Smart Cities.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  2. E-pub ahead of print
  3. Accepted/In press

    Improving productivity and worker safety: an action research using OSM with crane erect

    Lawani, K., Tong, M., Hare, B. & Emina, F. 16 Jul 2019 Productivity, Performance and Quality Conundrum. ARCOM

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Projects (3)

  1. CDM Regulations Billy Hare 2015

    Project: Funded ProjectCPD

  2. CDM training for Glasgow City Council

    Project: Funded ProjectCPD

  3. Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Independent Review

    Project: Funded ProjectConsultancy

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