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Dr. Paul W. Chan

Manchester, United Kingdom
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Dr. PaulChan Chan

Dr. Paul Chan
is a Senior Lecturer in the Management of Projects in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at The University of Manchester in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Paul joined The University of Manchester, one of the founding institutions into the academic study of projects, in 2009.  He is the Academic Director of the Professional Doctorate in Project Management Programme in Manchester.  He specialises in the study of human relations, focussing particularly on how people respond to social, organisational and technological change.  He has a track record of collaborating with industrial partners in the construction, manufacturing and transportation sectors on publicly-funded research projects to examine change management in practice.  He is especially keen to uncover how innovative practices can often be found in mundane, everyday routines in organisations.  Paul’s work has a strong social dimension.  He is currently working with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in the UK to develop better insights into communicating societal value of nuclear decommissioning.  Paul is taking over as Chair of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) in September 2016.  He is also Editor of Construction Management and Economics, a leading peer-reviewed journal on construction and the built environment.  Paul has authored over 70 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers.

Paul holds an undergraduate degree in Construction Management and a PhD from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.  He can be contacted at

(posted August 2016)

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