Phil is a chartered engineer, Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management, and a Member of the Energy Institute. He was formerly a Director of Engineering consultant at Arup, with responsibility for Arup’s global healthcare business. His role has taken him to many regions in the world to speak at conferences and investigate best practice solutions in healthcare engineering.
Prior to joining Arup, where he worked for 25 years, he worked for the National Health Service in a Regional Health Authority design group in London. Phil is a past President of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM) and in 2011 was the recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a member of their international committee and is also a member of the International Federation of Hospital Engineering publication advisory panel. Phil has been an advisor to the International Academy for Health and Design and an advisor to World Architecture. He has also been involved in the Centre of Health Design US Green Building Research Group.
He is currently involved in a European Union funded research project involving six European countries, looking at the effective prioritisation of development of the existing estate. Phil was instrumental in creating a major 12 week multi-discipline design module at Cardiff University for final year engineering masters students. Since it started eight years ago it has seen almost 700 students successfully complete the module. Phil has written a number of journal articles and contributed to a European Health Observatory book on Future Healthcare Systems, describing a sustainable framework for the development of healthcare facilities. In 2006 Phil was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 as a “Modern Brunel” for his work on sustainable solutions for the healthcare estate.