Professor Mike Kagioglou

Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Business Innovation

Professor Mike Kagioglou joined De Montfort University in July 2023 as Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Business Innovation. Mike is responsible for leading the University’s strategy and delivery of all areas related to research, enterprise, business innovation, commercial, stakeholder and partnerships development.

Prior to joining DMU, Mike was the Pro Vice-Chancellor Global Development (Europe and UK) and Dean of Engineering, Design and Built Environment at Western Sydney University (WSU), Australia. During his time at WSU Mike oversaw the successful merger of two schools, the delivery of the Parramatta Engineering Innovation Hub at the geographical heartland of Sydney, the successful restructure of research with positive outcomes and impact and significant partnerships including with the Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Opera House. Mike has also developed and led WSU’s strategy in Europe and UK with the establishment of key partnerships with Universities and research/policy institutions, and led the academic development of Micro-Credentials for construction in collaboration with TAFE and industry – the first in Australia.

Originally an Integrated Systems Engineer, Mike specialised in Advanced Manufacturing and New Product Development, exploring new ways of designing, delivering and optimising approaches to successful project and programme delivery within a number of sectors including nuclear, steel, telecoms, construction, health and others.  Prior to WSU Mike was Dean of the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield and Head of the School of the Built Environment (SoBE) at the University of Salford, where he led the 2008 RAE return which resulted in Salford ranked the No1 Research Power University in Architecture and Built Environment.

Mike has taught in product design and development, manufacturing and production systems, lean construction/manufacturing/healthcare, requirements management, among other subject areas. He has been involved in more than £25m of research across many funding agencies in the UK and Europe. He was an Academic Director for the £11M EPSRC funded interdisciplinary IMRC in Health and Care Infrastructures Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC) and was previously the Director of the £8M EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Salford Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI) in the built and human environment. Mike has published more than 240 academic referred papers, industrial reports and three books, one of which in Healthcare infrastructure. His current research is around Healthcare infrastructure and better decision making in complex settings, following an outcomes/benefits based philosophy – benefits realisation. He is also working in diverse areas, such as living labs, location based and project planning, decision making, BIM and automated regulation capture and benefits realisation.

Mike frequently acts as research proposal reviewer for all major UK research councils and has participated and lead international reviews in Civil Engineering in Holland and Greece and have reviewed proposals for EU, Denmark and other countries. Mike is board member of the Global Leadership Forum in Construction Engineering Management, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Fellow of the Royal Society in New South Wales (AUS) and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management.

Mike is currently the Senior Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Building, where he will become its 121st President in June 2024.

You can contact Professor Mike Kagioglou directly by emailing or through his PA by emailing Emma Vadher or the PVC RBI Office

Mike Kagioglou