Prof Rodney Turner appointed PMWJ Honorary Global Advisor in UK


Former Chair and Hon Fellow of both APM and IPMA joins international advisory team for PM World Journal and Library

26 February 2024 – Dallas, TX, USA and London, UK – PM World has announced the appointment of Prof J. Rodney Turner as an honorary global advisor for the PM World Journal (PMWJ) and PM World Library (PMWL). Professor Turner is a visiting professor at the University of Leeds, and honorary professor at the University of Warwick, UK.

Most recently Rodney was Professor of Project Management at SKEMA Business School, in Lille France, where he was Scientific Director for the PhD in Project and Program Management.  He was also SAIPEM Professor of Project Management at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy), and Professor and High-End Foreign Expert at Shanghai University (China).

Rodney Turner is the author or editor of eighteen books, including The Handbook of Project-based Management, the best-selling book published by McGraw-Hill, and the Gower Handbook of Project Management.  He was editor of The International Journal of Project Management for 25 years until 2017.  His current research interests cover the relationship between governance and decision making on projects, stakeholders and customer experience, and the relationship between megaprojects and post-modernism.

Rodney is Honorary Fellow and former chairman of the UK’s Association for Project Management, and Honorary Fellow and former President and Chairman of the International Project Management Association.  In 2004 he received a life-time research achievement award from the Project Management Institute, and in 2012 from the International Project Management Association.

See his Honorary Global Advisor profile at https://pmworldlibrary.net/dr-j-rodney-turner/

According to PMWJ editor David Pells, “As author of multiple textbooks and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Project Management for 25 years, Rodney Turner is perhaps the best-known academic leader in the entire world of project management. He is an award-winning researcher and, as former chair and honorary fellow of both APM and IPMA, he also carries globally respected professional credentials.  We are honored that he has agreed to join our global advisory team.”

Rodney Turner stated, “David Pells and I actually go back a long way, about 30 years. While I have devoted my career to academic pursuits, we have communicated occasionally and I have noted his professional work from a distance. His current practitioner-oriented publication and library seem to be quite good.  I was delighted to receive his invitation. Plus, I get to socialize with some old friends again.”

PM World engages with professional and academic leaders in various countries to support the organization’s dual missions of advancing knowledge sharing and continuous learning related to modern program and project management. To see all current Honorary Global Advisors, visit https://pmworldlibrary.net/team/global-advisors-pm-profession/

Registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN 2330-4480) and indexed by EBSCO, the PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and other works about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is produced and maintained by PM World which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management.  To see the latest edition, go to www.pmworldjournal.com. To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.