School of Engineering
“At the University of Bolton, we take great pride in providing a quality, supportive learning environment for our students.”
Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
“...tutors are very supportive and you’re not just a student ID number, at this university you are an individual with a name.”
Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
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Higher Education Academy. My duties at the university include the role of programme leader for the MSc Construction Project Management degree. I have previously led five under-graduate university programmes. I have sixteen years of industry experience and twenty-eight years in higher education. My industry training was in planning and quantity surveying. My post-qualification work was for eight years as a contractor site manager, solely responsible for multi-million-pound new-build construction projects. I also worked in the Middle East for two years as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, followed by a move into higher education. My Masters and PhD are both from the University of Manchester. I supervise PhDs and act as a PhD internal and external examiner.
I have successfully supervised perhaps 100 MSc dissertations, and many more undergraduate research projects. My research interests are in the areas of health and safety, construction management, commercial management, procurement and pedagogical issues. I have experience as an External Examiner for both under and post-graduate at eight UK universities, including one delivered in the Sultanate of Oman. I chair and act as a panel member in internal and external university validation events, including international programmes. Also, University Internal Subject Reviews. I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Building accreditation panel, and in this role, visit other universities to accredit their programmes. I lead for the department in our applications for professional body accreditation; also lead to the department forthcoming REF 2021 submission.
I am a member of various University Boards and Committees. I am an academic journal referee, conference referee and book reviewer. I have also chaired conference presentations, and have acted as an invited panellist in question and answer sessions. I formerly Chaired the Chartered Institute of Building Greater Manchester Branch for three years. Prior to this role, I was on the local CIOB committee for 12 years. I have 100 publications, including four books and delivery of papers to international peer-reviewed conferences in Australia, Singapore, Sri-Lanka, Hong Kong, Prague, Netherlands, Dublin, Italy, UAE, Qatar and the USA. I am close to completing a fifth textbook with a lead publisher, jointly authored with a director of a multi-million-pound turnover local company.