Indira Chauan

Indira Chauhan

Senior Lecturer, Course Leader BSc Building Surveying
Job title:
Senior Lecturer, Course Leader for Building Surveying
Higher qualifications:

PgCert Research (University of West London), PCET Teaching and Learning (University of East London), MEng Civil Engineering (M.S. University)

Professional organisations:
(FHEA) Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
(MCIOB) Chartered Member: The Chartered Institute of Building
(MCInstCES) Chartered Member: Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveying
(MCILT) Chartered Member: The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport


Indira has considerable industrial experience within design and construction of building and infrastructure projects.


Working in Academia from 2006, Indira has been teaching various undergraduate courses in Building Surveying, Construction Project Management/Architectural Design and Technology and Civil & Environmental Engineering at the School of Computing & Engineering.

She is currently a Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Building Surveying and a module leader for modules such as Building Pathology, Construction Materials, Civil Engineering Construction, Health & Safety, Geology and Work Based Project.

She is an external examiner on Surveying Technician Diploma Programme at another Higher Education Institution.

Along with the teaching duties, she acts as Industry Consultative Committee coordinator to bring in Industry experts - to enhance employer engagement within the Built Environment area of the School.

Her research interests include:

  • Employer engagement in civil engineering project-based learning.
  • Fostering engagement between construction companies and Higher Education Institutions
  • Drivers and Motivators to University-Industry interaction
  • ‘Work-shadowing’ and its place in preparing students for practical  Building Surveying Skills
Research and scholarly output:


Rizzuto, J.P. and Chauhan, I. (2018) 'Knowing by site' RICS Construction Journal, Feb/March issue, pp. 16-18. ISSN 1752-8720


Rizzuto, J. P. and Chauhan, I. (2017) 'Learning at work' RICS Building Surveying Journal, Oct/Nov issue, pp 24-25. ISSN 1750-1032




Rizzuto, J.P. and Chauhan, I. (2018)  'Inclusive teaching practices: Student diversity', UWL  Festival  of Learning and Teaching, 27 June 2018, London, UK.

Chauhan, I.  and Rajani, M. (2018) ‘Should Part M lead to more inclusive designs:  Built Environment Professionals’ perspective', RICS COBRA conference, 23-24 April 2018

Rizzuto, J.P. and Chauhan, I. (2017) 'Retention of learning: Student perception of assessment methods', UWL Teaching and Learning Conference, 29 June 2017, London, UK.

Chauhan, I (2015), ‘Home Zones in London: Embodiments of urban regeneration but do they influence changes in travel behaviour patterns?’, 13th Annual Transport Practitioners’ Meeting, London, July 2015.