Reader in Infrastructure Asset Management, University of Birmingham
Dr Michael Burrow is a Reader in Infrastructure Asset Management within the department of Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham with a research specialism of pro-poor risk-informed infrastructure asset management. Michael has gained considerable experience over the last 20 years leading multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary applied road research and capacity building projects with partners from over 23 countries. Amongst the on-going applied road research projects he leads in LICs are those for the Ethiopian Road Authority, the Gambia National Roads Authority, the Ministry of Public Works, Liberia and the Sierra Leone Roads Authority. Michael has intimate knowledge of building capacity in LICs / LMICs, not only through the above projects, but he has since 2008 been the director of the School of Engineering’s Masters in Road Management and Engineering (RME), many of whose graduates occupy leading positions in road authorities worldwide. His applied research is underpinned by the fundamental research undertaken by a cohort of over 20 PhD students.