Dr Deborah Ancell

Senior Lecturer

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In 2009 I joined the University of Westminster as a Senior Lecturer in Economics. Topics included construction, property, tourism, transport and behavioural economics. The following year these topics expanded into full sustainability (social, environmental and economic studies) and corporate management for post-graduates. These topics follow from experience and research in the transport industry with projects in construction, facilities and full economic, social and environmental sustainability with governance oversight.

I have a BCA in economics from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, an MSc(Dist) from the University of Reading, England and a PhD (supported by a scholarship from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) also from Reading.  It focussed on performance based contracting, innovation and risk.

My teaching broadly covers the dimensions of sustainability which in essence emanate from economics (i.e. the decisions on how resources will be used). The modules are designed to explain supply and demand in the construction, property, tourism and transport industries and examine these industries in the markets in which they are linked with society and the environment. These classes are further supported by lectures on governance, ethics and decision-making. Corporate management lectures include competition; formulation, evaluation and analysis of corporate strategy; developing business plans and cases; innovation and creativity.

My research - commercial and academic - has covered many topics and includes buildings’ ratios, corporate culture and profitability, charity assessment, performance based procurement, information technology and education, and full aviation sustainability. My special interest is in linking the 'unlinkables' to create a 'golden nugget'.

2017

Clipped wings: corporate social and environmental responsibility in the airline industry (2017)
Ancell, D. 2017. Clipped wings: corporate social and environmental responsibility in the airline industry. London Routledge.

2016

The paradox of competition for airline passengers with reduced mobility (PRM) (2016)
Ancell, D. 2016. The paradox of competition for airline passengers with reduced mobility (PRM). Journal of Air Transport Studies. 7 (1), pp. 111-129.
A framework for evaluating the European airline costs of disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility (2016)
Ancell, D. and Graham, A. 2016. A framework for evaluating the European airline costs of disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility. Journal of Air Transport Management. 50, pp. 41-44.

2007

Risk under performance-based contracting in the UK construction sector (2007)
Gruneberg, S., Hughes, W.P. and Ancell, D. 2007. Risk under performance-based contracting in the UK construction sector. Construction Management and Economics. 25 (7), pp. 691-699.

2016

The paradox of competition for airline passengers with reduced mobility (PRM) (2016)
Ancell, D. 2016. The paradox of competition for airline passengers with reduced mobility (PRM). 18th ATRS World Conference . Bordeaux, France 17 to end of 20 Jul 2014 ATRS.
Politics vs economics: unintended consequences of Governments’ interventions in airlines’ markets (2016)
Ancell, D. 2016. Politics vs economics: unintended consequences of Governments’ interventions in airlines’ markets. 20th Air Transport Research Society Conference. Rhodes, Greece 23 to end of 26 Jun 2016

2013

Construction studies in higher education and the use of digital technology (2013)
Ancell, D. 2013. Construction studies in higher education and the use of digital technology. in: Smith, S.D. and Ahiaga-Dagbui, D.D. (ed.) Proceedings of the 29th Annual ARCOM Conference, 2 - 4 September 2013, Reading, UK ARCOM. pp. 225-235

2005

Reducing costs: a practical application for performance-based specification and transaction cost theories (2005)
Ancell, D. 2005. Reducing costs: a practical application for performance-based specification and transaction cost theories. in: Khosrowshahi, F. (ed.) Proceedings 21st ARCOM Conference, 7-9 September 2005, School of Oriental and African Studies, London ARCOM.

2004

Exposing the myth of the 1:5:200 ratio relating initial cost, maintenance and staffing costs of office buildings (2004)
Hughes, W.P., Ancell, D., Gruneberg, S. and Hirst, L. 2004. Exposing the myth of the 1:5:200 ratio relating initial cost, maintenance and staffing costs of office buildings. in: Khosrowshahi, F. (ed.) Proceedings 20th ARCOM Conference, 1-3 September 2004, Heriott Watt University, Edinburgh ARCOM.

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