Professor Peter Guthrie OBE

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Peter Guthrie was the first Professor in Engineering for Sustainable Development in the UK, taking up this post at the University of Cambridge in 2000. Prior to that he was in engineering consultancy for over 25 years. His research is focused on resilience of infrastructure, the assessment of large scale projects for sustainability, and energy efficiency in buildings. A civil engineer, Peter has worked in countries such as Nigeria, Malaysia, Lesotho, Sudan, Philippines, Ethiopia, and Botswana, and on major infrastructure projects such as London 2012, Channel Tunnel Rail Link, Conwy Tunnel, major airports, and building projects. He has recently led research consultancy for Arup on the Resilience Shift, funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF), and is currently engaged on a study for LRF on the safety of maintenance and management of infrastructure. He is Director of Studies on the Construction Engineering Masters Course at Cambridge. Peter is a Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and is currently leading work on Pandemic Preparedness and on Infection Resilient Environments. Peter is founder and Vice-President of the charity RedR Engineers for Disaster Relief.