As a visiting professor, he will be conducting his own research exploring the application of economic theory and econometrics to construction research.
Noble Francis has over 15 years’ experience in the economics field, producing economic forecasts. He also has a Masters from the University of Sheffield, and a PhD from the University of Nottingham.
Along with his research at the University of Westminster, Noble Francis is also Economics Director at the Construction Products Association. He also has been quoted in The Times, The Guardian, Independent and the Financial Times, and has appeared on BBC News and Sky News.
Speaking about his decision to conduct his research at the University, Noble said: “I have chosen to do this research at the University of Westminster due to the calibre of staff in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, which will enable me to further my own research and that of the Faculty.”
The 2014 Research Excellence Framework confirmed our world leading positions in Architecture and the Built Environment, Art and Design, Media and Communications and internationally excellent research in English and Allied Health. The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment is one of the top departments in the UK, receiving internationally excellent 3* performances.