Professor Terry Williams

Professor Terry Williams

Director of the Risk Institute

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • Hull University Business School

Qualifications

  • MA (University of Oxford)
  • MSc (University of Birmingham)
  • PhD / DPhil (University of Birmingham)

Summary

Terry worked in operational research (OR) for nine years, developing project risk management for major defence projects. He joined Strathclyde University, becoming Professor and Department Head, where he worked in research and consultancy, modelling project behaviour and supporting $1.5bn+ post-project claims. Terry became Management School Director at Southampton University, then Dean of Hull University Business School in 2011 before recently stepping down to set up the Risk Institute. He has 80 journal articles (h-index 42), and a number of books to his name. He is an accredited project-manager, has edited a leading academic journal, was on the REF panel, and holds various fellowships.

Recent outputs

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Book Chapter

Project success

Williams, T. M. (2022). Project success. In T. M. Williams, K. Samset, & G. Holst Volden (Eds.), The Front-end of Large Public Projects: Paradoxes and Ways Ahead (10-42). London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003257172-2

Journal Article

Benefits realisation: case studies in public major project delivery with recommendations for practice

Williams, T., Vo, H., Bourne, M., Bourne, P., Kirkham, R., Masterton, G., …Toczycka, C. (in press). Benefits realisation: case studies in public major project delivery with recommendations for practice. Production planning & control, https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2023.2256287

Benefits realisation: case studies in public major project delivery with recommendations for practice

Williams, T., Vo, H., Bourne, M., Bourne, P., Kirkham, R., Masterton, G., …Toczycka, C. (2023). Benefits realisation: case studies in public major project delivery with recommendations for practice. Production planning & control, https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2023.2256287

Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS): The last 40 years

Salhi, S., Rand, G., Hough, J., Ranyard, J., Williams, T., Wilson, J., …Zhang, Z. G. (2023). Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS): The last 40 years. Journal of the Operational Research Society, https://doi.org/10.1080/01605682.2023.2244352

Assessing the Welfare of Technicians during Transits to Offshore Wind Farms

Uzuegbunam, T. D., Forster, R., & Williams, T. (2023). Assessing the Welfare of Technicians during Transits to Offshore Wind Farms. Vibration, 6(2), 434-448. https://doi.org/10.3390/vibration6020027

Lead investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Benefits Realization Management in Actual Practice

Funder

PMI Project Management Institute

Grant

£29,000.00

Started

1 February 2019

Status

Complete

Project

Identifying and realising project benefits (Tranche 1)

Funder

PMI Project Management Institute

Grant

£22,144.00

Started

1 February 2017

Status

Complete

Project

Project Governance: from data to recommendations to action or inaction

Funder

PMI Project Management Institute

Grant

£37,786.00

Started

1 December 2016

Status

Complete

Project

Managing risk and performance in complex enterprises

Funder

Defence Science Technology Laboratory

Grant

£98,106.00

Started

1 October 2015

Status

Complete

Project

Project X Phase 2

Funder

PMI Project Management Institute

Grant

£32,919.00

Started

15 December 2017

Status

Complete

Project

Project X:Better Government Projects: Improving the Delivery of Major Projects

Funder

ESRC Economic & Social Research Council

Grant

£158,136.00

Started

6 December 2018

Status

Complete

Co-investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Lessons from the HUTH COVID Response

Funder

East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Grant

£27,777.00

Started

1 April 2021

Status

Ongoing

Project

Occupational stress risk assessment: AACE Ambulance Trust

Funder

NHS England

Grant

£46,200.00

Started

4 September 2023

Status

Ongoing

Project

Project Aura: Visiting Appointments and Post-Graduate Placements

Funder

HCC Hull City Council

Grant

£50,000.00

Started

11 January 2017

Status

Complete

Project

Improving Safety and Productivity of Offshore Wind Technician Transit SPOWTT

Funder

BEIS Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Grant

£191,666.00

Started

1 December 2016

Status

Complete

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