Dr Paul Heffernan

Director, Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction at Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge

Director, Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction
Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

In addition to his Lectureship, Dr Paul Heffernan hold several other positions at the University of Cambridge including Programme Manager of the Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (IMRC), Director of the Emerging Industries Programme (EIP) and Programme Manager for the new IfM Building currently under construction on the West Cambridge site.

His interest in human factors developed from nearly 20 years industrial experience in aerospace, railways and construction. Paul trained at British Aerospace, including an apprenticeship as an aircraft fitter, before working in production planning, management and projects. He later broadened his horizons with a move to railways and construction, joining the Jubilee Line Extension project. He continues to consult on project management in the construction industry.

In addition to his roles in Project Management, Paul's research interests include

  • Growth and business development in emerging technology-based firms
  • Management cognition
  • Application of complexity theory to social systems
  • 24 September 2012, 6pm

    BBC World Service Forum Programme on Education

    CSaP is hosting a discussion programme in front of a live audience, for the BBC World Service Forum programme, which takes place at 6pm on 24 September at Murray Edwards College in Cambridge – the first time the Forum has been hosted at the University.