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John Picken

Lecturer - Quantity Surveying
School of Engineering
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John has a background in construction contracting, working as site manager and contracts manager. John is able to apply his professional experience in industry to undergraduate and post-graduate degree courses.

After spending most of his working life in the construction industry, John began his academic career in 2009. John’s current role focuses on learning, teaching and assessment. John is academic advisor to years 2-5 undergraduate construction project management students.

During his time in the construction industry, John became an active member of the Chartered Institute of Building. John was a member of the Lancashire & Cumbria Centre of the North West Regional Branch, (as it was then called) of the CIOB, since 1990. John held the CIOB Lancashire and Cumbria officers posts of Honorary Secretary, (1991-1997 & 1999-2001), and Centre Chairman (1997-1999).

  • MSc (with distinction) Construction Project Management, University of Central Lancashire, (UCLan), 2016
  • BSc(Hons) Building Management, Classification 1, (Thick Sandwich), University of Central Lancashire, (UCLan), 1993
  • Leadership in Complex Construction Projects in the 21st Century.
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB)
  • Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)