IPMA International Project Management Association

Dr Juliano Denicol

Dr Juliano Denicol is the Global Head of the IPMA Megaprojects SIG, a global platform to advance our understanding of megaproject delivery. Dr Denicol is Lecturer in Project Management at the School of Construction and Project Management, the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, UCL. He is a member of Project X, a major research network that aims to improve major project delivery in the UK, established by nine universities in collaboration with the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA), and the Cabinet Office. Dr Denicol has worked as a supply chain management consultant at High Speed 2, the largest infrastructure project in Europe, and advisor to the European Commission on public procurement policies.

His work on megaprojects has been regarded of high global impact, receiving several research awards, including the prestigious IPMA Global Young Researcher Award in 2019. Previous research included several iconic UK megaprojects: High Speed 1, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, London 2012 Olympics, Crossrail, Thames Tideway Tunnel, and High Speed 2.

Dr Denicol has led the publication of two large-scale reviews of major and megaprojects:

1. A systematic literature review of megaproject performance, where 6.007 papers were analysed to identify 18 causes of poor performance and 54 solutions.

2. The Compendium of Large Infrastructure Projects for the European Commission, analysing the procurement procedures in over 80 large infrastructure projects across the European Union from 2008 to 2018.