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Francis Fenn, BSc, Dip Arb, PhD, FRICS, FCIArb


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Peter Fenn took up an academic post after a career in the construction industry with posts in private practice; construction companies and nationalised industries. Since taking up a post at UMIST in 1990 Peter has also held posts as visitors at universities in Great Britain and abroad. During the academic year 1997/98 Peter was visiting professor and Scholar-in-Residence at the Department of Construction Engineering University of Kentucky. Peter specialises in disputes and dispute resolution; he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a mediator on both the President's Panel at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Panel of Mediators at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a Programme Director MSc Commercial Management.

Research interests

  • Construction Conflict and Disputes
  • Arbitration
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Expert Witness Litigation
  • The effect, on construction, of protection to flora and fauna particularly Chiroptera

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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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