Professor Collins took up the position of Director of the Centre of Engineering Policy at University College London (UCL) in August 2011. In this role he participates in and supports an international network of academics interested and active in research in infrastructure engineering and modernisation.
Prior to joining UCL, he was the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) and CSA for the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Brian chairs an Engineering and Interdependency Expert Group for Infrastructure UK, led by Lord James Sassoon, Commercial Secretary in Her Majesty’s Treasury and was appointed as a visiting Professor to the SMART Infrastructure Facility in 2011
Professor Collins is an elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and was conferred the honour by Her Majesty the Queen of election to Companion of the Bath in the 2011 New Years Honours List.