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

    Management’s ‘genuine benevolence’ and worker commitment to health and safety – a qualitative study

    Lawani, K., Hare, B., Cameron, I. & Dick, S. 3 Aug 2018 Proceedings of the Joint CIB W099 and TG59 Conference: Coping with the Complexity of Safety, Health, and Wellbeing in Construction.

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

  2. Published

    Empowerment as a construct of worker engagement and wellbeing

    Lawani, K. O., Hare, B. & Cameron, I. 3 Aug 2018 Joint CIB W099 and TG59 International Safety, Health, and People in Construction Conference.

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

  3. E-pub ahead of print

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