Editors and Contributors


Prof. Herbert Robinson

Herbert Robinson, the lead editor, has over 20 years experience in research, consultancy, training and capacity building. He is currently a Regional Adviser and Head of Training Division at the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP), which is part of United Nations Regional Economic Commission for Africa. Prior to joining the UN, he was Professor of Construction Economics and Project Management, and the Director of Research at the Department of the Built Environment at London South Bank University. He was also the Course Director for over 7 years of the highly reputable postgraduate Quantity Surveying programme at the University. He has held previous positions as a Senior Research Associate at Loughborough University, Research Scholar and as a UN National Expert. After graduating from the University of Reading (UK), he worked with leading international consultants Arup (UK) and in the UNDP Institutional Strengthening Project/World Bank funded project in The Gambia. He has a significant publication record including the co-authorship of several books such as Infrastructure for the Built Environment: Global Procurement Strategies and Governance and Knowledge Management in Public Private Partnerships. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Financial Management for Property and Construction and Journal of Industrial Engineering.

Barry Symonds

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