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Dr James Charlton

Senior Lecturer

Department: Architecture and Built Environment

James Charlton ResizeMy undergraduate degree in Architectural Technology provided me with the fundamental knowledge and skills in Building Information Modelling, 3D visualisation and performance analysis within Architecture. These skills were further developed throughout my PhD, during which I gained knowledge in a wide range of analytical software applicable to the subject area of architectural and built environment visualisation. 

During my career I have both lead and supported numerous high impact enterprise and research projects ranging from performance analysis and visualisation within architecture and urban design, to data management and utilisation within the fields of BIM and smart cities. By gaining further and bespoke experience in a wide range of analytical and visualisation tools, I am able to offer a unique skill set to teaching, research and enterprise. I am highly trained in Building Information Modelling, 3D modelling and laser scanning technologies. I have been able to pass on this knowledge via teaching and supporting roles across Architecture and built environment disciplines and publish outputs to a high level. I constantly strive to expand upon my current list of published work via both individual and collaborative research projects.




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Ellison Building

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Colliding epistemologies, productive tensions and usable pasts in the generation of heritage-led immersive experiences, Swords, J., Nally, C., Rogage, K., Watson, R., Charlton, J., Kirk, D. 1 Feb 2021, In: International Journal of Heritage Studies
  • Memoryscapes: Designing Situated Narratives of Place through Heritage Collections, Rogage, K., Kirk, D., Charlton, J., Nally, C., Swords, J., Watson, R. 3 Jul 2021, In: International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
  • The complexities of managing historic buildings with BIM, Charlton, J., Kelly, K., Greenwood, D., Moreton, L. 15 May 2020, In: Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management
  • Petascale Cloud Supercomputing for Terapixel Visualization of a Digital Twin, Holliman, N., Antony, M., Charlton, J., Dowsland, S., James, P., Turner, M. 11 Dec 2019, In: IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing
  • Understanding the complexities of managing historic buildings through heritage BIM: a case study of Durham Cathedral, Kelly, K., Charlton, J., Greenwood, D. 18 Sep 2019, Advances in ICT in Design, Construction and Management in Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO), Northumbria University
  • Planners in the Future City: Using City Information Modelling to Support Planners as Market Actors, Thompson, E., Greenhalgh, P., Muldoon-Smith, K., Charlton, J., Dolnik, M. 29 Mar 2016, In: Urban Planning
  • The Influence of subway climatology on gas dispersion and the effectiveness of guided evacuations in a complex subway station, Br‎üne, M., Charlton, J., Pflitsch, A., Agnew, B. 6 Sep 2016, In: Meteorologische Zeitschrift
  • A11 Towards an integrated evaluation of the effects on health from smoke or toxic gas dispersion in the evacuation of subway tunnels, Qian, Z., Charlton, J., Agnew, B., Thompson, E. 1 Jun 2015, In: Journal of Transport and Health
  • Envisioning futures: visualising Newcastle city futures 2065, Thompson, E., Charlton, J., Di Mascio, D., Henriques, D. Nov 2015
  • Understanding the interoperability of virtual city models in assessing the performance of city centre squares, Charlton, J., Giddings, B., Thompson, E., Peverett, I. 1 Jun 2015, In: Environment and Planning A

PGR Supervision

  • David Morton A study of the effects of Computer Aided Design (CAD) on the design process of final year masters in architecture students Start Date: 04/03/2020
  • Ian Babelon DIGITAL PARTICIPATORY PLATFORMS IN URBAN PLANNING Start Date: 01/10/2015 End Date: 21/01/2021


  • 3D Design PhD January 09 2012
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016

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