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Andrew Gale

Manchester, UK
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Andrew Gale, BSc(Hons), PhD, CEng, FICE, MCIOB, MACostE is professor of project management at the University of Manchester, UK.  A graduate of Brunel and BathUniversities, he spent 13 years in industry (UK and Middle East) prior to his academic career. Chartered engineer experienced in collaborating with Russian higher education institutions and industry developing of masters education in project managers. He has significant professional and academic experience in the Middle East and Asia Pacific. He is employed by Rolls-Royce, E.on and Ove Arup & Partners to undertake academic consultancy. He is a member of the Senate of the BritishUniversity in Dubai (BUiD) and leads an academic collaboration with the Faculties of Engineering and Business at BUiD. He is Leader of the Management of Projects Expert Group, comprising 15 academic staff and 40 PhD students, in MACE, and is Programme Director for the MSc Project Management Professional Development Programme (PMPDP), a flexible modular programme led by an industrial consortium comprising: Rolls-Royce, AMEC, Goodrich, EDS, Sellafield and E.on. He is a very experienced university lecturer and has nearly 30 years of experience in undertaking educational needs analysis in the UK and overseas, teaching project management in all its aspects. He is very experienced in designing and delivering courses for mature students and to those for whom English is not their first language. He manages research on people, organisation and culture aspects of project management and has published over 140 articles and papers.   Since joining UMIST (now The University of Manchester) in 1990 he has secured and managed over £2.3 million worth of research and consultancy grants. His research focus is on the application of project management in engineering, infrastructure, construction and aerospace sectors covering design, manufacture, construction and services. Examples of the issues that he is currently investigating include: project complexity, project risk management, design change support tools and project managing carbon footprints. He leads a research partnership with Rolls-Royce Risk Function, investigating the application of risk management strategies and tools in the context of projects, programmes and the enterprise. He is co-vice-chair of the Global Accreditation Centre Board-Project Management Institute in the United States. He is also currently External Examiner at the University of Limerick, Ireland and visiting Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland.   

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