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Simon Addyman

Associate Professor

Simon started his career in property refurbishment before moving overseas to work on a major school building programme for the World Bank in The Gambia, West Africa. Simon then moved into humanitarian relief work with the engineering services division of the United Nations Protection Force in the Former Yugoslavia. He then joined an international aid organisation as their construction programme manager, delivering a housing resettlement programme for refugees in Macedonia.

Simon worked for London Underground from 2000 to 2016, managing station infrastructure projects. This included a period of time in the PMO authoring the second edition of their project management handbook His final role was as the project manager for the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade project. The project successfully implemented LU’s novel Innovative Contractor Engagement procurement route for which Simon was awarded Project Professional of the Year at the APM Awards 2013.

Simon gained a distinction in his MSc in Construction Project Management from Heriot-Watt University in 1999 and became an APM Certificated Project Manager in 2008. He is currently undertaking a PhD at the School of Construction and Project Management at University College London. Simon’s research investigates the co-creation of organisational capability within inter-organisational relationships in the construction industry. The research specifically focuses on ‘temporary project organisations’ as they ‘transition’ from the early ‘development’ phase of design, financing and statutory planning, through to the ‘delivery’ phase of construction. The research seeks to understand how the ‘temporary’ and time bound nature of projects influences the (re)creation of patterns of interdependent working between project participants from both the client and the supply chain.