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My teaching focuses on the leadership and management of complex projects and programmes, particularly through the medium of the Global MBA (blended learning) and executive leadership programmes.

Biography

Graham joined AMBS in October 2004 from the Manchester Centre for Civil and Construction Engineering at UMIST. Prior to joining UMIST in 2001, he taught at the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies at University College London and researched at Warwick University Business School, where he obtained his PhD, and Imperial College London. He was Visiting Professor at the Danish Technical University from 2000-2001, Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School 2006-2009, and Chalmers University 2011-2012. He is a graduate in sociology and politics from the University of York.

Graham is a member of the  Peer Review College, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. He has also been an advisor on construction innovation policy to the Dutch, French, and UK governments, and is an Associate Editor the International Journal for Project Management.

Research interests

Project management is Graham's principal research interest, particularly around the organisation of the project process and the role of the owner/investor in large, complex projects. Although he is a specialist in construction project management, his research has encompassed a wide range of engineering-based industries ranging from motors to aerospace as well as international comparative work. Current research work focuses on:

1) the management of uncertainty, complexity and stakeholders in major programmes

2) owner roles in infrastructure development

3) housing retrofit programmes for green performance

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Energy
  • Energy
  • Digital Futures

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