John Littlewood Cardiff Metropolitan University

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John Littlewood Cardiff Metropolitan University

John Littlewood Cardiff Metropolitan University

Dr John Richard Littlewood BSc (hons) PhD FHEA ACIAT

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Specialist Subject Areas

Architectural Science & Technology; Building Performance Evaluation; Building Diagnostics and Surveying; Building Fire Performance – the Safety Gap; Biodiversity & Organic Food Production; Building Services Engineering; Environmental Design, Construction and Operation of Buildings; Housing; Sustainable & Resilient Buildings; Sustainable Energy & Water.


ISO18436 PCN Level I (General) Accredited and Level II (Civil Engineering) Accredited Infra-Red Thermography, British Institute of Non Destructive Testing (2014).
Domestic Air Tightness Testing Accredited, British Institute of Non Destructive Testing (2014).
Domestic Air Tightness Testing Qualified, Building Science Research Information Association (2012).
ISO18436 PCN Level I Thermographer, Certified – InfraRed Training Centre, Flir (2011).
PhD: A study of the design and thermal performance of two storey earth sheltered houses (2001).
BSc (Hons) First in Building Surveying (1996)


John trained as a Building Surveyor before specialising as an Architectural Technologist with a bias in Environmental Sustainability, and also Building and Systems Performance Evaluation. He has 24 years’ experience in academia and industry. John has worked with numerous housing charities, housing associations, Universities and also one of Europe’s leading Design and Engineering consultancies: BDP, in Sustainable Consultancy. John graduated from his bachelor’s degree (1996) and PhD (2001) at the University of South Wales, where he worked as a Lecturer from 1997, Post-Doc Research Fellow from 2001 and Lecturer/Senior Lecturer from 2003 to 2006. John’s research contributed to the Advanced Materials Research Unit and he provided lecturing to a number of Built Environment programmes including Architectural Technology. John was part of the team that established Wales’ first CIAT Accredited Architectural Technology degree and also the first CIBSE Accredited BEng Building Services Engineering degree and masters programmes. In late 2006, John moved to the University of the West England as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, where he taught on both the Building Surveying programmes and also the Architectural Technology and Design degree. John joined Cardiff Metropolitan in 2007, as a Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design & Technology.