Phil Nedin

2006-2008 - Phil Nedin

Phil Nedin is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of IHEEM, and a Fellow of IMechE. In 2014 he retired as a director of Arup, where he was responsible for the company’s global healthcare business. This role took him to many regions in the world to investigate and engage in best practice solutions in healthcare engineering. He had been with Arup for more than 25 years; prior to joining the multi-disciplinary firm he worked for the NHS in a regional health authority design group in London. Today, one of his roles is to represent IHEEM on the editorial panel of the IFHE Digest.

Following retirement, he set up his own technical consultancy, where part of his work sees him act as technical consultant to Arup. He also lectures at Cardiff University, where he has recently developed a 12-week module for final year engineering students in Construction Management. His 12-week healthcare design module at the University – into which he still has an input – is now in its 12th year, and over 1,000 students have passed through the module. As he points out, ‘there cannot be many university courses in the world with a module in multi-disciplinary healthcare design’.

He continues to be involved in lecturing and tutoring at the Welsh School of Architecture, which enables him to discuss engineering design aspects with the architects of the future. He views the development of the next generation of designers as his main professional focus in his retirement.

Phil Nedin