Laing O’Rourke Professor of Construction Engineering
University of Cambridge
Campbell Middleton is the Laing O’Rourke Professor of Construction Engineering at the University of Cambridge. Prior to Cambridge, he worked for 8 years in professional practice in infrastructure design and construction in Australia and with Arup in London. He is Chairman of the UK Bridge Owners Forum, a member of the Design Panel for High Speed 2, and has acted as an advisor or consultant to a number of organisations including the Department for Transport (UK), Infrastructure UK (now IPA), the Highways Agency (now Highways England), Ministry of Transportation Ontario and the National Transport Commission in Australia. Awards include the IStructE’s Henry Adams Award (1999 & 2014), the ICE’s Telford Premium Award (1999) and Telford Gold Medal (2010) and the ASCE’s J. James Croes Medal (2019). His research interests focus on a range of topics related to bridge engineering including modern methods of construction, digital engineering applications, satellite and smart sensor applications for structural performance monitoring, risk & asset management and non-destructive testing. He is a member of the executive team responsible for overseeing the EPSRC/Innovate UK funded Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction and co-author of a recent book titled Bridge Monitoring – A Practical Guide.