John Picken

Lecturer in Quantity Surveying

School of Engineering

Harris Building, HB242

+44 (0) 1772 89 3275

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A background in construction contracting, working as site manager and contracts manager.

Able to apply professional experience in industry to undergraduate and post-graduate degree courses.

Teaching activities and responsibilities

Project Management & Quantity Surveying

Membership of professional and learned bodies

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB)
  • Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


Picken, J. and Liyanage, C. (2017). Examining the key leadership attributes that lead to successful delivery of complex construction projects in the UK, In: Pathirage, C. (Ed) Proceedings of 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference 2017, 14-15 September, in Salford, UK. pp. 718 – 729