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Dr Vikki Edmondson

Associate Professor

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Vikki is a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering at Northumbria University, delivering learning on the BEng and MEng Civil Engineering degrees. She is author of the Highway Engineering, Structural Design and Transportation Modules for the programmes.


Currently engaged in research Vikki is interested in monitoring the serviceable condition of our infrastructure legacy and ensuring future resilience against climate change. Maintaining asset reliability, availability and serviceability necessitates holistic research practice embracing environmental, material, remote sensing and transportation expertise. Vikki is researching the use of remote sensing technologies to advance understanding of the asset deterioration.  In a data-rich age, she is also investigating the use of digital infrastructure platforms to facilitate asset operational management.


Prior to joining the University of Northumbria Vikki spent two decades in industry. Creative thinking and the ability to harness innovation to solve bespoke problems are the key skills of a civil engineer.  Vikki has applied these skills to design and deliver projects in a breadth of sectors including: nuclear, rail, highways, water, energy and building structures. Notably, Vikki  has designed infrastructure for the advanced stages of the Manchester Metrolink, the regeneration of Liverpool, and nuclear decommissioning projects.   Such breadth of experience enables Vikki to bring a unique perspective to both her research and teaching.  

Campus Address

Room 210, Wynne Jones Building

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Managing designing for safety: a framework for whole-team decision making and risk control, Hewlett, B., Sherratt, F., Edmondson, V. 1 Jan 2024, In: Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law
  • Is it different across the pond? Exploring gendered experiences in civil engineering in the UK and USA, Sherratt, F., Edmondson, V., Brierley , A. 4 Sep 2023, Proceedings of the 39th Annual ARCOM Conference, London, Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)
  • Method for monitoring the moisture response of a Cross Laminated Timber(CLT) panel buildings, Tamagnone, G., Hairstans, R., Martin, J., Edmondson, V. 27 Jun 2023, In: Method for monitoring the moisture response of a Cross Laminated Timber(CLT) panel buildings
  • A new predictive skid resistance model (PSRM) for pavement evolution due to texture polishing by traffic, Kane, M., Lim, M., Tan Do, M., Edmondson, V. 1 Aug 2022, In: Construction and Building Materials
  • A New Predictive Skid Resistance Model (Psrm) for Pavement Evolution Due to Texture Polishing by Traffic, Kane, M., Lim, M., Do, M., Edmondson, V. 25 Feb 2022, In: SSRN Electronic Journal
  • Engineering judgement in undergraduate structural design education: Enhancing learning with failure case studies, Edmondson, V., Sheratt, F. 4 Jul 2022, In: European Journal of Engineering Education
  • Quantifying long-term rates of texture change on road networks, Edmondson, V., Ardill, O., Martin, J., Lim, M., Kane, M., Woodward, J. 12 May 2022, In: International Journal of Pavement Engineering
  • Skid Resistance: Understanding the Role of Road Texture Scales using a Signal Decomposition Technique and a Friction Model, Kane, M., Edmondson, V. 28 Jan 2022, In: International Journal of Pavement Engineering
  • Tire/Road Friction Prediction: Introduction a Simplified Numerical Tool based on Contact Modelling, Kane, M., Edmondson, V. 4 Mar 2022, In: Vehicle System Dynamics
  • Local FRP Reinforcement of Existing Timber Beams, Corradi, M., Vemury, C., Edmondson, V., Poologanathan, K., Nagaratnam, B. 15 Feb 2021, In: Composite Structures

Irshad Ansari Condition monitoring of civil assets by using non-destructive methods to assist the prediction of residual service life and maintenance interventions. Start Date: 28/03/2023

  • Teaching & Learning PGCE January 01 2015
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016
  • Member Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) 2015

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