Oliver studied architecture at Northumbria University then re-joined the higher education sector to lecture and sit his doctorate in digital architecture and architectural psychology. Oliver directs ongoing research projects at Ryder. Working with government policy makers, international funding bodies, academic networks and industry partners he conducts collaborative, pioneering research across many areas of the AEC sector. He also works across our teams and projects in a research capacity, facilitating knowledge workshops. Oliver regularly presents our thought leadership through public speaking engagements and is heavily involved with building and maintaining our academic partnerships and apprenticeship schemes including PlanBEE. He also sits on the trailblazer programme for graduate apprenticeship programmes in construction.