Gellen, S., Saunders, F.C., Stannard, J., McAllister-Gibson, C. and Simmons, L. (2020) Can video support improve attainment? Evaluating the impact of teaching videos on student performance. ETH Learning and Teaching Journal, 2, 2 (2020): Special issue: ICED 2020 proceedings. Available from https://learningteaching.ethz.ch/index.php/lt-eth/article/view/128
Saunders, F.C., Brooks,J. and Dawson, M. (2019) Exploring staff attitudes to distance learning – what are the opportunities, challenges and impacts on engineering academics and instructional designers. European Journal of Engineering Education (In Press)
Saunders, F.C. and Townsend, E.A. (2018) Delivering new nuclear projects: a megaprojects perspective. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-03-2018-0039
Gillie, M., Dahli, R., Saunders, F.C. and Gibson, A. (2017) Use of rich-media resources by engineering undergraduates. European Journal of Engineering Education. 42,6, p1496-1511 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2017.1306488
Saunders, F.C., Gale, A.W. and Sherry, A.H. (2016) Responding to uncertainty: evidence for high reliability practices in large-scale, safety-critical projects. International Journal of Project Management, 34, 7, p1252-1265 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2016.06.008
Saunders, F.C., Sherry, A.H. & Gale, A.W. (2016) Dualities and dilemmas: contending with uncertainty in safety-critical projects, Construction Management and Economics. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2016.1196824
Saunders, F.C., Gale, A.W. & Sherry, A.H. (2016) Mapping the Multi-faceted: determinants of uncertainty in safety-critical projects, International Journal of Project Management 34,6, p1057-1070 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2016.02.003
Saunders, F.C. (2015) Toward high reliability project organising in safety-critical projects, Project Management Journal 46,3, p25-35 DOI: 10.1002/pmj.21498
Saunders, F.C., Gale, A.W & Sherry, A.H. (2015) Conceptualising Uncertainty in safety-critical projects: a practitioner perspective, International Journal of Project Management, 33,2, 467-478. DOI:10.1016/j.ijproman.2014.09.002
Saunders, F.C. & Hutt, I. (2014) Enhancing large-class teaching: a systematic comparison of rich-media materials. Higher Education Research and Development, DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2014.911261
Saunders, F. C. & Gale, A. W. (2012), Digital or didactic: using learning technology to confront the challenge of large cohort teaching. British Journal of Educational Technology, 43: 847–858.
Books and Book Chapters
Saunders, F.C. and Gale, A.W. (2021) Managing Uncertainty in Civil Nuclear Projects. In K. Devgun and J Boucau (Eds) Fundamental Issues Critical to the Success of Nuclear Projects. Cambridge, UK: Woodhead Publishing https://www.elsevier.com/books/fundamental-issues-critical-to-the-success-of-nuclear-projects/boucau/978-0-08-102472-0
Saunders, F.C. (2012) Project Finance Casebook, Harlow, Essex: Pearson Education.
Nicholson, D. T., Saunders, F. C., Jones, D. and Greenwood, A. (2022). Decolonising higher education curricula: Authentic guiding narratives from academic and learner communities. In: Proceedings of EuroSoTL 2022, the European Conference of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Manchester Metropolitan University 15-17 June 2022, p137-148. Online at: https://utaresources.mmu.ac.uk/euro_sotl/Proceeding%20Papers.pdf
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Saunders, F.C. and Langan, A.M. (2022) A Tale of Two Communities of Practice: Building SOTL across a diverse Science and Engineering Faculty, EuroSoTL 2022, Manchester, 16th -17th June 2022
Saunders, F.C, Boyd, S., Dawson, B. and Lenehan, A. (2022) The Many Faces of Science and Engineering. Advance HE Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Manchester, 16th – 17th March 2022
Saunders, F.C., Gellen, S., Stannard, J., McAllister-Gibson, C. and Simmons, L., Gibson, A. 2020 Educating the Netflix Generation: Evaluating the impact of teaching videos across a Science and Engineering Faculty SEFI (European Society for Engineering Education) 2020, 22nd -24th September 2020 in Enschede, Holland
Saunders, F.C., Gellen, S., Stannard, J., McAllister-Gibson, C. , Simmons, L. and Gibson, A. 2020 Exploring the use of teaching videos to improve educational outcomes: A cross-faculty study. Ádvance HE Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, Milton Keynes, 7th July 2020
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Munro, L.J., Coulthwaite,L., Marshall, J. and Saunders, F.C. (2020) Transforming student aspirations: embedding 5 year career plans within the curriculum. Advance HE STEM Conference in Manchester, 29th-30th January 2020
Saunders, F.C., Follon, L., Laville, H., Dearden, N., Cannell, S and Hamshire, C. (2019) Engaging with the executive: embedding tudent engagement throughout the university hierarchy. Researching, Advancing and Inspiring Student Engagement (RAISE) Conference in Newcastle, 4th-6th September 2019
Fowler, M., and Saunders, F.C (2018) Reinventing engineering curricula around relevance, accessibility and quality, International Society for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Symposium in Banff in November 2018
Gillie,M., Dahli,R., Saunders, F.C.& Gibson, A. (2016) How engineering undergraduates use rich-media resources. 6th International Symposium for Engineering Education, Sheffield, July 2016
Saunders, F.C. (2015) Illuminating the unknown: mapping project uncertainty in civil nuclear infrastructure. European Project Organising Conference, Edinburgh, June 24th –26th 2015.
Saunders, F.C., Gale, A.W. & Sherry. A.H. (2015). Mapping the multifaceted: identifying the determinants of uncertainty in safety-critical projects. European Academy of Management, Warsaw, June 17th -20th 2015.
Rubner, G. & Saunders,F.C. (2014) Student perspectives on formative feedback: An exploratory comparative study. International Symposium on Engineering Education. Manchester, 13th-14th September 2014
Saunders, F.C., Gale, A.W. & Sherry. A.H. (2013). Confronting uncertainty: perceptions and practices of project managers in safety-critical industries. EurOMA Conference, Dublin, June 7th-12th 2013.
Saunders, F.C., Gale, A.W. & Sherry. A.H. (2013) Understanding project uncertainty in safety-critical industries. PMI Global Congress, Istanbul, April 22nd -25th 2013.
Saunders, F.C. & Hutt, I. (2012) Richness,responsiveness and relationship: Using rich media materials to enhance teaching of core concepts. Innovation Practice and Research in Engineering Education: -. eScholarID:170327
Saunders, F.C., Jasper, M., Whitton, P. (2010) Promoting collaborative learning in engineering management education through the use of wikis: -. eScholarID:140521
Saunders, F.C. & Gale A. W. (2010) Using Web 2.0 in Large Cohort Project Management Education: Panacea or Empty Promise: – eScholarID:140518
Invited Thought Leadership Pieces
Saunders.F.C. (2017) Putting the Community into eLearning. Higher Education Academy Learning and Teaching Blog, 10th January 2017. Available at
Saunders,F.C. (2015) Designing Assessments that are meaningful, manageable and equitable. Higher Education Academy Learning Enhancement Blog, 19th August 2015. Available at https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/blog/designing-assessments-are-meaningful- equitable-and-manageable-uk-higher-education
Saunders, F.C. (2015) Successful Large class teaching. Higher Education Academy Learning Enhancement Blog, 17th April 2015. Available at
Saunders, F.C. (2014) Treating your PhD as a project: lessons from the world of project management. Thesis Whisperer Blog, 5th November 2014. Available at