Dr Myra Lydon




Dr Myra Lydon is a Civil Engineer and holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from Queens University Belfast (UK). Her work focuses on infrastructure resilience and maintenance decision making for climate adaptation, with a focus on bridges. She held a Royal Academy of Engineering 5 year Research Fellowship titled SMART Infrastructure which was focused enhancing the resilience of road networks. The research was supported by the Northern Ireland Department for Infrastructure who provided the platform for the development and demonstration of a bridge maintenance decision support tool. Her research also explores the integration of Structural Health Monitoring data for infrastructure management to which can inform on the true condition of assets and provide an early warning of damage or climate risks. She is also a visiting research fellow at Queens University Belfast. has been PI/Co-I on grants in excess of ¿10m focused on various aspects of transportation. She is a member of the ROI Committee for The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), and regional member of CIHT UK Council. She consults The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) and Translink on their infrastructure asset management and digital strategies. Her research has been ranked ¿world leading¿ by the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) in a 2021 Impact Case Study