Professor Terry Williams

Professor Terry Williams

Director of the Risk Institute

Faculty and Department

  • PVC Research and Enterprise Office
  • PVC Research and Enterprise Office

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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Journal Article

SPOWTT: Improving the Safety and Productivity of Offshore Wind Technician Transit

Earle, F., Huddlestone, J., Williams, T., Stock-Williams, C., van der Mijle-Meijer, H., de Vries, L., …Moore, G. (in press). SPOWTT: Improving the Safety and Productivity of Offshore Wind Technician Transit. Wind energy, https://doi.org/10.1002/we.2647

The impact of project portfolio management practices on the relationship between organizational ambidexterity and project performance success

Ojiako, U., Petro, Y., Marshall, A., & Williams, T. (in press). The impact of project portfolio management practices on the relationship between organizational ambidexterity and project performance success. Production planning & control, https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2021.1909168

An empirical study of assurance in the UK government major projects portfolio: from data to recommendations, to action or inaction

Vo, H., Kirkham, R., Williams, T. M., Howells, A., Forster, R., & Cooke-Davies, T. (2021). An empirical study of assurance in the UK government major projects portfolio: from data to recommendations, to action or inaction. International journal of managing projects in business, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-10-2019-0242

Managing strategic resources in petroleum industry projects

Al-Hanshi, M., Ojiako, U., & Williams, T. (in press). Managing strategic resources in petroleum industry projects. Production planning & control, https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2020.1843081

A cross-national comparison of public project benefits management practices–the effectiveness of benefits management frameworks in application

Cooke-Davies, T., Williams, T., Vo, H., Bourne, M., Bourne, P., Cooke- Davies, T., …Valette, J. (2020). A cross-national comparison of public project benefits management practices–the effectiveness of benefits management frameworks in application. Production planning & control, 31(8), 644-659. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2019.1668980

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

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

Funder

ESRC Economic & Social Research Council

Grant

£136,810.00

Started

6 December 2018

Status

Ongoing

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