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Vikki Edmondson

Senior Lecturer

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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Local FRP Reinforcement of Existing Timber Beams, Corradi, M., Vemury, C., Edmondson, V., Poologanathan, K., Nagaratnam, B. 15 Feb 2021, In: Composite Structures
  • Aggregates mineralogical composition dataset to estimate the Averaged Aggregare Hardness Parameter to predict the Long-Term Skid Resistance of pavements, Kane, M., Edmondson, V. 1 Aug 2020, In: Data in Brief
  • Long-Term Skid Resistance of Asphalt Surfacing and Aggregates' Mineralogical Composition: Generalisation to Pavements Made of Different Aggregate Types, Kane, M., Edmondson, V. 15 Aug 2020, In: Wear
  • Quantifying long-term rates of texture change on road networks, Edmondson, V., Ardill, O., Martin, J., Lim, M., Kane, M., Woodward, J. 15 Oct 2020, 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. 12 May 2020, In: International Journal of Pavement Engineering
  • Tire/Road Friction Prediction: Introduction a Simplified Numerical Tool based on Contact Modelling, Kane, M., Edmondson, V. 11 Oct 2020, In: Vehicle System Dynamics
  • Improved non-contact 3D field and processing techniques to achieve macrotexture characterisation of pavements, Edmondson, V., Woodward, J., Lim, M., Kane, M., Martin, J., Shyha, I. 10 Dec 2019
  • Advancing tunnelling: the Victorian engineering management legacy, Edmondson, V., Sherratt, F., Roff, R., Levett, A. May 2018, In: Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Forensic Engineering
  • A smart sewer asset information model to enable an ‘Internet of Things’ for operational wastewater management, Edmondson, V., Cerny, M., Lim, M., Gledson, B., Lockley, S., Woodward, J. 1 Jul 2018, In: Automation in Construction
  • Effect of road texture characteristics on skid resistance: parametric study via the DFM, Kane, M., Edmondson, V., Do, M., Cerezo, V. 5 Sep 2018, 45th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology – Smart Tribology Systems


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

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