Phebe Mann, civil engineer

Dr Phebe Mann broke new ground when she became the first and only woman to hold five professional engineering qualifications in the UK. Phebe is a Chartered Civil Engineer (CEng MICE), Chartered Surveyor (MRICS), Chartered Builder (MCIOB), Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and European Engineer (Eur Ing), and currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer in civil engineering, highway and transportation, and construction law at the University of East London.

Phebe has researched and designed a number of highway bridges in the UK throughout her impressive career, with broad contributions to the development of engineering and legal education. Her topics of publication include computer modelling of the construction and load testing of bridges, copyright issues on the protection of architectural works and designs, and enriching learning in students by the use of video podcast.

Outside of this, Phebe is a STEM ambassador, and has devoted her time into inspiring young people towards civil engineering, all the while using her own experience to emphasise that Civil Engineering is a career path that is open to women as well as men. She is an honorary fellow of Bradford College, and a UKRC (now WISE) Women of Outstanding Achievement.

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