Senior Lecturer - Robert Gordon University
Dr Marianthi Leon has a long-standing interest and extensive research experience in collaboration management and high-tech applications to support teams’ efficiency. She is a Senior Lecturer on Project and Construction Management in Robert Gordon University while being involved in a number of research projects both within academia and industry. Coming from the built environment industry and being a registered architect, Dr Leon has expertise on three fronts: (i) managing multidisciplinary collaborations and conflicts (ii) the application of visualisation, 3D data acquisition and argumentation methods to support multidisciplinary teams’ efficiency (iii) transferring and applying this knowledge to the O&G industry.
“There is still a pressing need to do more to encourage a commitment to gender diversity in the construction workplace, thus attract more women into the industry and enable a smoother path to senior leadership. To drive change through the ranks, the status quo needs to shift, enabling a more inclusive, diverse and gender equal workforce in the years to come, since a diverse workforce allows the best talent to rise to the top, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, cultural background or beliefs. For this reason, it is essential to make a concentrated effort to address gender imbalance in the sector and get behind driving diversity, equality, inclusivity and women in construction at Scotland Build!”