CHOBE is here to support and represent, with a voice of influence, those with strategic responsibility for the development and delivery of graduate and postgraduate education and research within the disciplines of construction, property and surveying. Building

CHOBE objectives include:

  • Developing communities of practice in built environment education to support heads of departments/schools (or nominees) in the UK and Ireland.
  • Influencing policy consultation through being the collective contact point for issues around built environment education for external stakeholders and Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies.
  • Providing a forum in which people can come together to network, share, and address problems in a supportive and collaborative way.
  • Addressing the practical, day-to-day matters associated with learning, teaching and assessment.
  • Funding to initiate larger research projects that can have an impact on how we deliver our businesses.




CHOBE Executive

Our executive board for 2024-2025.

Jane Wright - Executive Officer and Treasurer

Professor Emerita University of Westminster

Aled Williams - Chair

University College of Estate Management

Dr Andrew Knight

Nottingham Trent University

Professor Nick Morton

Birmingham City University

Dr Gerard Wood

University of Salford

Dr Richard Laing

Northumbria University

Dr Mark Shelborn - Vice Chair

Global Banking School

Professor Michaela Keenan

Ulster University

Dr Chaitali Basu

University of the West of England

Dr Sabine Coady-Schaebitz

Coventry University

Dr Fiona Borthwick

Liverpool John Moores University

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