Professor Charles Egbu is the Dean of School of the Built Environment and Architecture, London South Bank University, London, England, UK. He was formerly at the University of Salford, England, UK, where he was Head of School and Chair in Project Management and Strategic Management in Construction; and Director of the Management in Construction Research Centre. His First Degree was in Quantity Surveying [First Class Honours], Leeds, UK. His Doctorate was obtained from the University of Salford, UK, in the area of Construction Management.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS); a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB), a Fellow of the Association for Project Management (FAPM), a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (FRSA); and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He was until November 2014 a Director and member of the Board of Trustees for the Association for Project Management (APM), and Chairman of the Professional Standards and Knowledge (PS&K) committee of the Association for Project Management.
He has lectured at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the areas of Construction Management; Project, Programme and Portfolio Management. He supervises post-doctoral students and doctoral (PhD) students in varied areas of Project and Programme Management, Strategic Management in Construction, Sustainable Development as well as in Innovation and Knowledge Management. He is an author of 15 books in Construction Management, Knowledge Management, Sustainable Development, Refurbishment Management, and Health & Safety in Construction.
He was a Member of the Peer Review College of the UK Economic and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC: 2011 – 2014). He was also a member of the Peer Review College of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC- 2006 – 2009). He also sits on many editorial boards, and national and international scientific committees to do with research in construction management, project and programme management, innovation and knowledge management, and sustainable development.
He was the Chair of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM: 2010 – 2012).
He is a Visiting Professor to a number of Universities in Europe, Africa, and Asia. He has supervised over 25 PhD students, and examined over 50 PhD candidates world-wide. He has also acted as an External Examiner to many undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in many universities all over the world.
He has contributed over 350 publications in various international journals and conferences and has hosted and chaired many international conferences in his areas of expertise. In addition, he has produced many practitioner-based reports, policy and guidance documents, and conducted many workshops and seminars internationally in his areas of discipline.
He is a member of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction’s Working Commission – CIB-W65 in Construction Management. He is a coordinator of the CIB W102 on “Information and Knowledge Management”, and the CIB W117 on “Performance Measurement in Construction”.
updated: October 05, 2014