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 2020-2021.

Jane Wright - Vice Chair

University of Westminster

Aled Williams - Chair

University College of Estate Management

Dr Bassam Bjeirmi

Robert Gordon University

Professor Nick Morton

Birmingham City University

Dr Gerard Wood

University of Salford
Jane Kettle

Jane Kettle

Jane Kettle Consulting Ltd.

Jane is the Executive Officer and Treasurer

Dr Mark Shelborn

Birmingham City University

Professor Michaela Keenan

Ulster University

Dr Paul Greenhalgh

Northumbria University

Dr Amrit Sagoo

Nottingham Trent University

Mark Wilson

Leeds Beckett University

CHOBE Latest news

From Council of Heads of the Built Environment

CHOBE has expanded its Executive Team

We are pleased to welcome the following new members to our Executive and look forward to working with them: Professor Michaela Keenan, Associate Dean, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment, Ulster University Dr Paul Read more…

New Chair for CHOBE

Aled Williams from UCEM is the new CHOBE Chair following the AGM held on February 11th. We have said goodbye and thanks to Professor Mike Riley who has been appointed as Pro-Vice-Chancellor Faculty of Engineering Read more…