Professor Edward Ochieng


Contact details 

Email: [email protected]

Short Bio

Extensive experience and knowledge relating to organisational challenges and solution development for managing large capital and heavy engineering projects. My research interest with people and organisational challenges continues, but has now been complemented by the need for wider understanding of infrastructure systems, project productivity, project value creation, capital effectiveness, project complexity and political economy and the management of projects. Edited 31 book chapters, published 4 books, 30 book chapters and over 90 refereed papers in high-ranking journals and conferences. Collaborated with academics, industrialists and the Infrastructure Project Authority (IPA) to examine frameworks that could be used to identify and estimate benefits and value (including capital effectiveness) at the front end of public sector projects. Secured an estimated £834,000.00 from a range of funders for several projects and consultancy in project management. Collaborated with academics and industrialists to investigate the promising new technology cryogenic energy storage (CES) to solve the problem of how to store excess renewable energy – the research team was awarded €7 million. I have an acute understanding of both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and executive level, and have demonstrated my insights into major project management through partnering with industrialists in order to develop undergraduate, postgraduate, and executive blended programmes.

Supervised 14 PhD students to successful completion and over 300 MSc/MBA industrial projects by research. Currently supervising 17 PhD students. Acted as an Internal and External Examiner of more than 20 PhD students in different UK universities (British University in Dubai, Robert Gordon University, Loughborough University, Cranfield University, University of Liverpool, University of Salford, University of the West of England, Liverpool John Moores University and Coventry University). Chaired several PhD vivas at the British University in Dubai. In recognition of my expertise and contribution to curriculum development, I have been invited by Loughborough University, University of Wales, Open University and University College of Estate Management to act as a programme reviewer. In addition, invited by several HEIs to provide specialist curriculum advice on the development of Project Management, Engineering and Business Management programmes at validation events, including the University of Witwatersrand (2017), University of Wales (2017), University of Liverpool (2012), Loughborough University (2012), Open University (2013), and the College of Estate Management.


Degrees/Professional Qualifications


  1. PhD Project Management, Loughborough University, UK
  2. Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Learning and Teaching, Robert Gordon University, UK
  3. MSc Project Management, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK


Current Professional Registration and honorary appointment

  1. 2017 to present: Visiting Professor, Strathmore Business School, Kenya
  2. 2013 to present: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


Editorial board positions

  1. 2016 to present: International Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Project Management
  2. 2009 to present: Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Project Organisation and Management

The British University in Dubai

Block 11, 1st and 2nd floor, Dubai International Academic City PO Box 345015, Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 279 1400


Email: [email protected]