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Dr Christian Henjewele

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Science and Engineering
Engineering and the Built Environment
Areas of Expertise:
Built environment
Research Supervision:

Christian is Director of the Professional Doctorate Programme in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at ARU. He also manages the delivery of the MSc Project Management, MSc Construction Project Management, MSc Engineering Management and MSC Construction and Civil Engineering Management courses in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment.

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Between 2015-18 Christian was the Course Leader for the Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Construction.

Christian facilitates weekend workshops for doctoral candidates and CPD courses for senior executives and professionals in collaboration with industry partners including the Association of Project Management, Transport for London and Future Learn.

Before joining Anglia Ruskin University, Christian was a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Environment and Technology, University of the West of England. He holds a PhD and an MSc in Construction Project Management from the University of the West of England and a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Christian is the co-author of the book Construction Project Management: Integrated Approach, one of the top construction management textbooks used across the globe. In 2013, he was awarded for an outstanding publication with Emerald Publishers for his research on privately-financed public sector projects which is central to his research interests.

Research interests

Christian's research interests include public-private partnerships and private finance initiatives (PFIs), risk and uncertainty management, sustainable construction, value management and value for money in infrastructure projects (modeling, testing and sustainable economics), ethics in the built environment, and teaching and learning in the built environment.

As well as researching and publishing extensively on issues relating to project management and public-private-partnerships, Christian is an active reviewer for several leading journals in the field, including ASCE's Journal of Management in Engineering, APM/IPMA's International Journal of Project Management and Construction Management and Economics. He'a also the winner of an outstanding paper award with Emerald Literati for 2013.

Areas of research supervision

  • Construction and project management: project change management; project cost and time control; stakeholders’ management and value for money of PFI projects and supply chain management in nuclear industry
  • Sustainable construction: sustainable construction policy and practice and Sustainable procurement
  • Teaching and learning in the built environment: review of publications in the pedagogical journals.
  • Health and safety in construction: accident reporting and the RIDDOR process, use of IT and BIM in prevention of accident occurrence


Christian has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the following areas: project management; project management techniques; risk and value management; construction and commercial management; project planning and control; project evaluation and development; work-based and work-related learning in built environment; civil engineering contract administration.


  • PhD
  • MSc
  • ASCE

Selected recent publications

Rwelamila, P.D., Fewings, P. and Henjewele, C. 2014. Addressing the missing link in PPP projects: what constitutes the public? Journal of Management in Engineering, 2014.

Henjewele, C., Sun, M. and Fewings, P., 2014. Comparative Performance of Healthcare and Transport PFI Projects: Empirical Study on the Influence of Key Factors. International Journal of Project Management, 32(1), pp.77-87.

Henjewele, C., Rwelamila, P.D. and Fewings, P., 2013. De-Marginalising the Public in PPP Projects through Multi-Stakeholders Management. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 18(3), pp.210-231.

Rwelamila, P.D., Henjewele, C and Mkandawire, S., 2013. Capacity building in emerging economies through international construction ventures- case study of the NMPP project In: Smith, S.D and Ahiaga-Dagbui, D.D. (Eds.). Procs 29th Annual ARCOM Conference, 2-4 September 2013, Reading, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, pp.483-492.

Henjewele, C., Sun, M. and Fewings, P., 2012. Analysis of factors affecting value for money in UK PFI projects. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 17(1), pp.9-28, DOI: 10.1108/13664381211211028.

Henjewele, C., 2012. A conceptual framework for assessment of whole life value for money in PPP projects in the SADC region. Proceeding of CIB W070 and W092 Working Commissions on 'Delivering Value to the Community'. 23-25 January 2012, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Henjewele, C., Sun, M. and Fewings, P., 2011. Critical parameters influencing value for money variations in PFI projects in the healthcare and transport sectors. Construction Management and Economics, 29(8), pp.825-839.

Henjewele, C., Sun, M. and Fewings, P., 2011. Comparison of client's value for money performance in healthcare and transport sectors PFI projects. Accepted for publication in the journal Construction Research and Innovation.

Henjewele, C., Sun, M. and Fewings, P., 2011. Value for money optimisation and sustainability in PFI projects In: Egbu, C. and Lou, E.C.W. (Eds.). Procs 27th Annual ARCOM Conference, 5-7 September 2011, Bristol, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, pp.65-74.

Katyoka, M., Matipa, W.M., Lungu, A.S. and Henjewele, C., 2011. Examining the 'True Cost' of Public Private Partnership Projects to the Public: A Challenge for the African Surveying Profession. Proceedings of the Association of African Quantity Surveyors Annual Conference, Livingstone, Zambia 14-15 April 2011.

Henjewele, C., Sun, M. and Fewings, P., 2008. Uncertainties and the Challenge of Long-Term Value for Money in the Delivery of PFI Projects. Proceedings of the 24th Annual ARCOM conference 2008 (Association of Researchers in Construction Management), University of Glamorgan, Cardiff, 1-3 September 2008. Vol 1, pp.227-236.

Henjewele, C., Sun, M. and Fewings, P., 2008. The Analysis of Value for Money Uncertainties in the Delivery of PFI Projects. Proceedings of the International Postgraduate Research Conference, 26-27 June 2008, The Czech Technical University of Prague (CVUT), Czech Republic, pp.275-283.

Fewings, P. and Henjewele, C., 2008. International Tendering Practice: Towards a Construction Industry Competitive Integrity Value Pact. Proceedings of the Conference on Construction in Developing Countries: New Issues and Challenges, Trinidad and Tobago, 15-17 January 2008.