Dr Stephen Simister

Associate Professor Project & Programme Management

Dr Stephen Simister

Dr Stephen Simister

Subject Area Leader: Project Management
Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
By area - Project & Programme Management; Change Management; Leadership of Programmes and Change
By industry - Pharmaceutical, Construction, Transport, Public sector, PFI/PPP
By geography - Global
Greenlands campus
+44 (0) 1491 418758


Dr Stephen Simister leads on Henley's Programme and Change Management offering at Henley Business School. He has over 25 years of project management experience having delivered and consulted on projects in construction, IT, Finance, Pharmaceutical, PFI/PPP and Oil and Gas. He has also led several major change initiatives within a number of organisations. He currently teaches on the Leadership and Change module on the MBA. His focus is how programme management can be utilised to lead and deliver effective change within organisations. Stephen sits on both ISO and BSI committees for programme and portfolio management and works with APM on their portfolio of standards and qualifications around project management. Stephen also supports Henley's Executive Education group and has provided tailored programmes for a number of organisations including Linklaters, Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Associated British Foods, Deutsche Telekom and the Clore foundation.

Stephen is located at the Greenlands campus , School of Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour (LOB) /lob/, Henley Business School.

Professionally, Stephen is a 'Charted project management surveyor' (RICS) and a 'Registered Project Professional' (APM).

Tutor for the High Performing Team pathway. Tutor for the Managing the Project Based Environment pathway. Tutor for the Leadership and Change module.


Simister, S. (2009) Managing risk on projects. In: Harper-Smith, P. and Derry, S. (eds.) Fast Track to Success: Project Management. Fast Track Series. Prentice Hall / Financial Times, pp. 26-28. ISBN 9780273719922

Simister, S. (2008) Managing value. In: Turner, J.R. (ed.) Gower handbook of project management. 4th edition. Gower/Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 313-326. ISBN 9780566088063

Simister, S. (2004) Qualitative and quantitative risk management. In: Morris, P. and Pinto, J. (eds.) The Wiley guide to managing projects. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 30-47. ISBN 9780471233022

Simister, S. (2003) Bidding. In: Turner, J.R. (ed.) Contracting for project management. Gower/Ashgate, Aldershot. ISBN 9780566085291

Research supervision:

Francis Lee - Contractor Prequalification and selection criteria (DBA) 

Abu Dhabi Executive Council 
Associated British Foods 
Deutsche Telekom