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Teaching responsibilities

Construction Management, Commercial Management, Procurement, Research Methods

Overview

My industry training was in planning and quantity surveying.  My post-qualification work was for ten years as a contractor’s site manager.  I also worked in the Middle East as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, followed by a move into higher education.  I supervise PhD and Masters students, based in both the UK and overseas, and have research interests in the areas of health and safety, construction management, commercial management and procurement.  I hold under- and post-graduate External Examiner positions at three UK-based universities as well as one in the Sultanate of Oman, and formerly worked as an External at four other institutions. 

I chair and act as a panel member in university validation events, including international programmes recently in Malaysia and Sarajevo; also as a panel member on professional body accreditation events.  I am an academic journal referee and book reviewer, and act as academic lead in professional body accreditation events.  I Chaired the Chartered Institute of Building Greater Manchester Branch for three years.  I am a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).  My duties include the role of programme leader for the University’s MSc Construction Project Management degree. 

I have over ninety publications, including delivery to international peer reviewed conferences in Australia, Singapore, Sri-Lanka, Hong Kong, Prague, Netherlands, Dublin, UAE, Qatar and the USA. 

Research interests

Construction management, commercial management, procurement, quantity surveying, health and safety, research methods.

Recent Publications

Books

Farrell, P. (2011) ‘Writing a built environment dissertation Introduction to Construction Management’.  Routledge.  Chichester: Blackwell-Wiley.

Sherratt, F. with Farrell, P. (2015) ‘Introduction to Construction Management’.  Routledge.  Oxon.  ISBN: 978-0-415-70742-8 (pbk)

Farrell, P. with Sherratt, F. and Richardson, A. (2016) ‘Writing Built Environment Dissertations and Projects; Practical guidance and examples’.  2nd Edition.  Chichester: Blackwell-Wiley.

Higham, A., Bridge, C. and Farrell, P.  (2016/17) Project Finance for Construction. Routledge: Oxon

Academic journals

Challender, J., Farrell, P. and Sherratt, F. (2014) Partnering in practice: an analysis of collaboration and trust.  Proceedings of ICE - Management, Procurement and Law.  Vol 167.  Issue 6. Pp.255-264

Wilkinson, R., Sherratt, F. and Farrell, P. (2015) Knowledge Management on Site: A Case Study Project, Proceedings of the ICE: Management, Procurement and Law, 168(2) 99-109

Khalifa, M., Farrell, P. and Emam, H. (2015) The Concept of Partnering in PPP Projects in the UAE.  Proceedings of the ICE: Management, Procurement and Law.  Paper accepted; in publication

Arewa, A. And Farrell, P. (2015) The Culture of Construction Organisations: the Epitome of Institutionalised Corruption?  Construction Economics and Building, Incorporating a Special Section on Megaprojects.  Vol. 15, Issue 3.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/AJCEB.v15i3.4619

Challender, J., Farrell, P. and Sherratt, F. (2014) Partnering in practice: an analysis of collaboration and trust.  Proceedings of ICE - Management, Procurement and Law.  Vol 167.  Issue 6. Pp.255-264.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/mpal.14.00002

Wilkinson, R., Sherratt, F. and Farrell, P. (2015) Knowledge Management on Site: A Case Study Project, Proceedings of the ICE: Management, Procurement and Law, 168(2) 99-109.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/mpal.14.00022

Khalifa, M., Farrell, P. and Emam, H. (2015) The Concept of Partnering in PPP Projects in the UAE.  Proceedings of the ICE: Management, Procurement and Law.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jmapl.15.00019

Arewa, A. and Farrell, P. (2015) The Culture of Construction Organisations: the Epitome of Institutionalised Corruption?  Construction Economics and Building, Incorporating a Special Section on Megaprojects.  Vol. 15, Issue 3.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/AJCEB.v15i3.4619

Hassan, E., Farrell, P. and Ahmed, S. (2016) Formulating a Linear Scheduling Development Index.  Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers.  Management Procurement and Law.  In publication.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jmapl.15.00027

Challender, J., Farrell, P. and Sherratt, F. (2016) Effects of an economic downturn on construction partnering.  Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers.  Management Procurement and Law.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jmapl.15.00033

Agyekum-Mensah, G and Farrell, P. (2016) Critical Factors for Successful Construction Projects and Project Management: The Perspective of Practitioners.  In review

Industry journals

Emam, H. and Farrell, P. (2014) Infrastructure projects planning and scheduling: challenges and opportunities. Construction Sites, 85, 10

Meredith, P. and Farrell, P. (2015) Teachable moments: Occupied dwellings. Project management.com. Available at: http://www.projectmanagement.com/articles/290901/Teachable-Moments--Occupied-Dwellings [Accessed 31.07.15.]

Conference papers

Challender, J., Farrell, P. and Sherratt, F. (2014) Partnering Practices: An Investigation of Influences on Project Success. In Smith, S.D and Ahiaga-Dagbui, D.D. (Eds) Procs 29th Annual ARCOM Conference, 2-4 September 2013, Reading, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 299-308

Emam, H. and Farrell, P. (2014) Linear Schedules quality Assessment; a framework for construction projects with repetitive activities.  1st International Conference of the CIB Middle East and North Africa Research Network (CIB-MENA).  Abu-Dhabi University. 14-16 December 2014

Emam, H., Farrell, P.  and Abdelaal, M. (2014) Causes of delay in GCC Construction Projects. 1st International Conference of the CIB Middle East and North Africa Research Network (CIB-MENA).  Abu-Dhabi University. 14-16 December 2014

Abdelaal, M., Farrell, P.  and Emam, H. (2014) Factors affecting productivity in GCC Construction Projects. 1st International Conference of the CIB Middle East and North Africa Research Network (CIB-MENA).  Abu-Dhabi University. 14-16 December 2014

Ahmed, S., Farrell, P.  and Emam, H. (2014) Barriers to BIM implementation in Qatar. 1st International Conference of the CIB Middle East and North Africa Research Network (CIB-MENA).  Abu-Dhabi University. 14-16 December 2014

Challender, J., Farrell, P. and Sherratt, F. (2015) Experiences of Collaboratively Procured Building Contracts in the UK and the Importance of Human and Organisational Factors.  University of Salford International Post-graduate Research Conference. pp. 498-504. Available at:  http://www.salford-ipgrc.com/downloads/IPGRC_2015_Proceedings_FINAL_ed.pdf [Accessed 31.07.15.].  Awarded best paper in conference prize

Ibbotson, K., Farrell, P. and Whittleston, G. (2015) Change management in public agencies to attain low carbon efficiencies. University of Salford International Post-graduate Research Conference. p.769-776. Available at:  http://www.salford-ipgrc.com/downloads/IPGRC_2015_Proceedings_FINAL_ed.pdf [Accessed 31.07.15.]

Challender, J., Farrell, P. and Sherratt, F. (2015) Exploration of factors which affect trust within the context of construction partnering.  In Raiden, A. and Ahiaga-Dagbui, D.D. (Eds) Procs 31st Annual ARCOM Conference, 7-9 September 2015, Lincoln, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, pp. 299-308

Emam, H., Farrell, P. and Abdelaal, M. (2015) Causes of Delay on Infrastructure Projects in Qatar.  In Raiden, A. and Ahiaga-Dagbui, D.D. (Eds) Procs 31st Annual ARCOM Conference, 7-9 September 2015, Lincoln, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, pp. 299-308

Emam, H., Farrell, P. and Abdelaal, M. (2015) Causes of Delay on Large Building Projects in Qatar.  The 2nd International Conference on Buildings, Construction and Environmental Engineering- BCEE2. 17-18 October 2015, Beirut, Lebanon

Abdelaal, M., Emam, H. and Farrell, P. (2015) Improving Work Flow In Construction Projects In GCC Countries. BCEE2. 17-18 October 2015, Beirut, Lebanon

Emam, H., Mahmoud, S. and Farrell, P. (2015) Optimised Integrated Construction Schedule Development: A Conceptual Framework.  BCEE2. 17-18 October 2015, Beirut, Lebanon

Abdelaal, M., Emam, H. and Farrell, P. (2015) "Equipment Productivity in Infrastructure Projects in GCC Countries".  CIB World Building Congress 16.  30 May-3 June.  Tampere, Finland.

Challender, J., Farrell, P. and Sherratt, F. (2015) Collaborative trust in UK further education (FE) procurement strategies; a quantitative and qualitative analysis. In Chan, P. (Eds). Procs 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference, 5-7 September 2016, Manchester, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management