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Prof Stephen Pryke
  • Professor of Supply Chain and Project Networks
  • The Bartlett Sch of Const & Proj Mgt
  • Faculty of the Built Environment

Stephen joined the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies in early 2003, having previously held the post of Director of Postgraduate Studies at another of London’s academic institutions.  Prior to entering academia Stephen was Chief Surveyor for a major public sector client organisation and practiced as a Q.S. and construction project manager. He has been a consultant with Durland Consulting in Chicago Illinois, a management consultant specialising in social network analysis. Stephen is a steering group member for the RICS COBRA annual research conferences and was project manager for COBRA 06 the annual research conference of the RICS, held at University College London in September 2006.  He chairs the annual RICS/UCL Partnership conference and is an Assessment of Professional Competency (APC) assessor for the project management faculty of the RICS; he is an assessment panel member for the RICS Education Trust.  Stephen is also the Director of CONA, UCL’s Centre for Organisational Network Analysis (ONA). Founded in 2012, the Centre’s vision is to increase the understanding and use of ONA through training, research, knowledge transfer and consultancy.

Research Summary

Stephen’s main research interests involve supply chain management and the application of social network analysis in the study of construction project networks.  He has been awarded two research grants by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for the study of project management and procurement, using social network analysis in France and China.  He is Series Editor of the Wiley- Blackwell /RICS Research Series and a referee for the Construction Management and Economics research journal. Stephen has recently established a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Transport for London (TfL) and the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management.  The purpose of the KTP is to enhance TfL’s competence in the design, implementation and evaluation of collaborative teams, through Organisational Network Analysis.

Teaching Summary
In addition to his Course Director and Programme Director duties, Stephen teaches on several of the modules comprising the programme.  His teaching subject areas include: Project management, risk and value management, supply chain management, organisational structures, project and programme strategies, procurement and contractual claims.

He is supervising PhD research in the areas of the effectiveness of network broker positions in design, contractual claims and the effects of document completeness and the use of PFI procurement in China. Stephen is currently delivering a training programme to Land Securities project management staff.

Academic Background
2001 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Construction Management University College London
1993 PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education – Teaching London South Bank University
1991 MSc Master of Science – Property Management London South Bank University
1979 Dip. Diploma – Quantity Surveying Polytechnic of the South Bank
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