Josie Rothera

Josie Rothera

Course director for MSc Civil Engineering, Leeds Beckett University and director at STEER support & mentoring CIC


Josie Rothera is at her foremost a mentor to students and graduates alike. She has over ten years of project site management experience, often as the sole female representation in the delivery team. She is an active promotor for the Institution of Civil Engineers for the Yorkshire & Humber region, and is a board representative on a number of steering groups in both academia and industry.

Josie is a Chartered Civil Engineer, an Associate of the Association for Project Management, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is a co-founder and Company Director of STEER Support and Mentoring CIC, which supports undergraduates in transitioning into built environment careers. Josie is a member of the Women’s Engineering Society and Women in Science and Engineering.

Josie is an early career researcher, investigating the experiences of Degree Apprenticeship learning providers, employers and apprentices in civil engineering.  She is also interested in the application of Lean processes for Higher Education application.