About Me

Profile picture Sept 2015Dr Fiona Saunders is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering Project Management in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at The University of Manchester. She obtained her PhD from The University of Manchester in 2016 and is a Chartered Manufacturing Engineer (MIET).  She also holds a MBA with Distinction from Lancaster University Management School and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Durham.

Her research interests are in the management of project uncertainty, especially in safety-critical environments and the use of technology to enhance student learning.  Fiona also works closely with project management organisations in the engineering and nuclear sectors.

Prior to becoming an academic, Fiona enjoyed a successful 15 year career in manufacturing management, project management and consultancy at The University of Manchester Innovation Group (UMI3), PA Consulting Group and the Autobar Group of Companies.

You can also find me on Twitter @FionaCSaunders


6 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Fiona, you were my lecturer in 2011 -2012 @ University of Manchester (MSc. Construction Project Management). You made me love Project finance. A course I never regretted taking. As an Engineer and project Manager, people wonder how I so much understand Project finance. Thanks to you Fiona. I still have the Course Handbook. Thanks to you, I give part time lectures at Pentecost University College on Project Finance related topics.

  2. I was fortunate to attend Fiona’s Project Finance lectures during my time at the University of Manchester when studying for my MSc in Construction Project Management (2015/16). The reason I decided to take the Project Finance option was swayed by Fiona’s no nonsense style in describing the road ahead. Hard work and commitment would be required. What became increasingly apparent as the lecture programme proceeded was this hard work and commitment was a reciprocal arrangement. Fiona delivered each well prepared lecture with enthusiasm. Flawlessly. Student participation was always encouraged. Feedback on coursework was on point and inspiring. An enjoyable educational experience which was gratefully received. Thank you.

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