Risk Management and Procurement (Contracts, delivery systems)
Structural Dynamics (High Rise, domestic)
Colin is Professor of Engineering Project Management and Civil Engineering Discipline Leader in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, at The University of Melbourne. He is also a Board member of Infrastructure Australia and a Fellow of the Law School (where he delivers a master level unit in infrastructure procurement). He is a recognised international thought leader in the efficient procurement of public infrastructure and the incorporation of private finance as a mechanism for achieving value for money outcomes.
Colin has extensive experience in the governance of long term contracts and the interaction between policy, technical matters, risk management, financing and contractual arrangements. This expertise has been gained through: an involvement in infrastructure delivery for public and private clients (both as a practitioner and researcher); work on policy via secondment to Treasury and Finance, Victoria; as an adviser to projects on risk and project structuring; as an expert witness; and as an independent reviewer and researcher of major engineering contracts.
Colin’s research has been widely cited in Australia and Internationally by industry, government and peak independent commentators.
2015 Infrastructure cluster co-lead for the Australia-Indonesia Centre ($2.1m)
2015 Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing ($4m)
2014 Chief Investigator with Professors Graeme Hodge (Monash) and Carsten Greve (Copenhagen Business School) on the ANZOG sponsored research project titled: Governing Public Private Partnerships: After the Ribbon Cutting, Then What?
2013-2015: Chief Investigator in the ARC Linkage project titled 'Integrated Mobility on Demand in urban transport infrastructures', with VicRoads, Yarra Trams, Haasz technology Pty Ltd, Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) Limited, Victorian Department of Transport, ($330K)
Education and training
University of Melbourne 2002
University of Melbourne 1990
Deakin University 1978
Awards and honors
Smart infrastructure research award and grant for 2012, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia,
2012 Excellence Awards: Outstanding Paper entitled Performance of Mid-Project Reviews (MPRs): Quantification based on Fuzzy Recognition, Emerald,
Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Australia,