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Dr Anna Romanova

Anna Romanova BEng Hons, PhD, AFHEA

Dr Anna Romanova

Anna Romanova
BEng Hons, PhD, AFHEA

Senior Lecturer, Students Experience Leader for AEM

Department of Applied Engineering and Management

Faculty of Engineering & Science

Anna obtained her BEng with Hons in Engineering and Management in 2009 followed by a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Bradford in July 2013. Following that Dr Anna Romanova joined the University of Greenwich as a Research Fellow in Civil Engineering Department in 2013, where later in 2014 she started a new role as a Lecturer in the Department of Applied Engineering & Management (formerly known as Technology Management and Enterprise) and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2015. Currently Anna is leading a project on noise absorption of Living Green Walls as well as carries our research in the field of student learning through gamification and motivation factors.

Prior joining the University of Greenwich, she was working at Grontmij Group Ltd (2007-2008) as a Project Engineer in Water Department dealing with fire, potable and wastewater infrastructures mainly on acting Royal Air Force sites as part of the contract with the Ministry of Defence (£2B). As a research associate at the University of Bradford she was working on two EPSRC projects titled: Sewer Condition and Blockage Detection Classification Using Novel Acoustic Instrumentation (£195k); and Sonic Characterisation of Water Surface Waves, Turbulence, Mixing and Bed Friction in Shallow Water Flows (£796k). As part of Anna's post-PhD activity she has contributed to patent application (GB081519905) and assisted in commercialisation of SewerBatt™ sensor for pipe line condition inspection (

2017 Student Led Teaching Awards, Overall Award Winner for 'Outstanding Personal Tutor'

2016 Excellence in Education Awards - 'Contribution to student employability in FES'

2015 Outstanding achievements in TME Group Business Project co-ordination.

2010 International Water Association, Young Water Professional.

2009 University of Bradford, Elijah Hepworth Memorial Prize for best Engineering Design & Technology undergraduate student.

2009 University of Bradford Grace Dearborn Prize for the Final Year Project of outstanding merit.

2008 ARUP Future Star Award nomination for exceptional project management skills.

Associate Fellow of Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Member of British Academy of Managers (BAM)
Member of Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE)

Member of American Society of Acoustic's (ASA)
Member of UK Acoustic's Network (UKAN)

Anna is the co-ordinator of 'Designing for Sustainability' Research Group at the Faculty of Engineering & Science and carries out solo or collaborative research in the following fields:

  • Acoustic properties and noise reduction of vertical barriers including foliage;
  • Supply Chain Management of Living Green Walls;
  • Economic and social benefits of Living Green Walls;
  • Gamification in Learning;
  • Individual and group based student Motivation in Learning;
  • Concrete pipe corrosion and life prediction.


Funded research projects

  • 2017: GRE, Gamification in Teaching and Learning - 'Group Business Project - emotional engagement'. A. Romanova – Principal Investigator. Bedfordshire University – Co-Researchers, (£5,000).
  • 2017: BAM - British Academy of Management's, Management Knowledge & Education (MKE) Grants Scheme: 2017-2018, 'Employability-related peer-to-peer learning and Social Media Communication patterns explored in cross-year teams of live Group Business Projects', (£3,928).
  • 2016-2017: 'Novel method of measuring acoustic absorption in situ', GRE (26,800).
  • 2016: 'Future of Green Facades', Principal Investigator: Dr Benz Kotzen, Co-Investigator: Dr Anna Romanova, GRE (10,000).
  • 2016: 'Systematic Investigation of Green Walls Acoustic Absorption Coefficient', GRE (£3,751).
  • 2016: GWES 2015-16, Graduate Work Experience Scheme, Internship Fund, Graduate Trainee Research Officer for Green Wall Survey, GRE (£12,000).
  • 2015-2016: Student Experience Grant - Knowledge & fun day experience, GRE (£8,000).
  • 2015 – 2016: HEIF Grant - Environmental Properties of Green Walls (£4,100).
  • 2014 – 2015: GRE Consultancy Grant - Air & Noise Pollution Monitoring (£15,000).
  • 2012 – 2014: Assessing Current State of Buried Sewer Systems and Their Remaining Safe Life, EPSRC - EP/I032150/1, £273,329.
  • 2011: Pipe flow turbulence characterisation using wave probe tracer method (with Czech Technical University, Czech Republic and Bologna University, Italy), £ 24,500.
  • 2010 – 2011: Flowhawk method validation (with ADS Environmental Services, USA), £165,000.
  • 2010 – 2013: Advanced numerical techniques for characterising obstructions in sewer pipes, EPSRC, £602,279 (with Brunel University and University of Reading).
  • 2009 – 2011: Review of sewer inspection methods reliability (with BOCU, Austria), £32,100.
  • 2009 – 2012: Sonic Characterisation of Water Surface Waves, Turbulence, Mixing and Bed Friction in Shallow Water Flows (with Open University, Cardiff University, Stanford University, USA and Moscow Institute of Engineering Physics, Russia), EPSRC £795,690.
  • 2008 – 2009: Sewer Condition and Blockage Detection Classification Using Novel Acoustic Instrumentation (with University of Sheffield), EPSRC £194,676.

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