Phil is currently a Principal Lecturer and Head of International Recruitment and Transnational Education and Development with the Faculty. He holds an MSc degree in Construction Project Management from Loughborough University. In addition to academic management, teaching, research and consultancy he has worked on a range of external projects both in the UK and overseas. Prior to entering academia he worked as a Contracts Manager in the construction industry where he gained valuable skills in the art of people management, planning, monitoring and project completion on time and within budget.
Phil currently leads the Faculty’s International Recruitment and TNE Development and validation activities. He Leads on and is increasingly involved in developing the Faculty’s substantial and increasing portfolio of overseas initiatives and has a wealth of experience of validation and QA processes and procedures.
Outside the University Phil is currently a UK and International Standards Verifier for Pearson level 4 – 7, a Centre Quality Reviewer, International Centre Approval & Implementation Officer and for Pearson Education. Phil also acts as a consultant to Pearson’s, including undertaking unit rewriting for the Higher Nationals to conform to the Qualification and Credit Framework.
Construction Technology, Building Services and equipment, Contract Administration, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering I and II, Building Services Design, Environmental Project Management, Integrated Environmental Design, Construction Finance, Construction Project Management, Project Planning, Human resource management, Research Methods and Dissertation.
CITB, BTEC, HNC, HND RICS, CIOB, Various BSc programmes including: B.Sc(Hons) Building Management, B.Sc(Hons) Building Surveying, B.Sc(Hons) Quantity Surveying, B.Sc. (Hons) CAD and Construction, MSc Construction Project Management, MSc Construction Management, MSc / B.Sc. Environmental Technology, Ethnic Minorities / long term unemployed (European Social Fund) Various short courses, Foundation Degree in Project Management.
I have experience of teaching through guest lectures in Ethiopia, Montserrat, America, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Qatar, and India
His expertise and research interest include:
1. D J Edwards, P T Harris and G D Holt. (1996). The 'Greenhouse effect'; impact upon and the role to be played by construction, Building Research and Information. The International Journal of Research, Development and Demonstration. Vol. 24, No. 2, pp 97 - 103.
2. "Nicholas, J., Holt, G. D., and Harris, P. (1999). Financial business relationships: A conceptual model for evaluating contractors' creditworthiness. The Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction. Vol. 3, No. 3, pp X17 - 36. The University of Ulster. ISSN: 1366 - 4387.
3. Nicholas, J., Holt, G. D., and Harris, P. (1999). Materials suppliers: the builder's banker? The Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction. IN PRESS: The University of Ulster. ISSN: 1366 - 4387.
4. Wong, C.H., Holt, G. D. and Harris, P.T. (1999). A survey of UK construction clients' opinions of the contractor selection process. Association of Researchers in Construction Management 15th Annual Conference, Vol. 2, pp 695-704, 15-17 September 1999. ISBN 09534161 27.
5. Harris, P. T and Holt, G. D. (1999). The management of sustainable social housing refurbishment strategies in the west midlands region of the UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management 15th Annual Conference, Vol. 1, pp 203 – 210, 15-17 September 1999.ISBN 09534161 27.
6. Mbugua L. M.; Harris P.; Holt G. D. and Olomolaiye P. (1999). A Framework for determining the critical success factors influencing construction business performance. Association of Researchers in Construction Management 15th Annual Conference, Vol 1, pp 255-264, 15-17 September 1999. ISBN 09534161 27.
7. Nicholas, J., Holt, G. D., and Harris, P. (2000). Suppliers’ debt collection and contractor creditworthiness evaluation. The International Journal of Research, Development and Demonstration. Vol 28, Number 4, pp 268 – 279, ISBN 0961-3218
8. Nicholas, J., Holt, G. D., and Harris, P. (2000). An investigation into predicting Materials Suppliers’ Profits. Journal of Construction Procurement, Vol 6 pp231-245, ISSN1358.
9. C.H.Wong, Gary D Holt, Phil.T.Harris (2000), UK Civil Engineering PRACTITIONERS Perceptions of Contractor Pre-qualification criteria. Association of Researchers in Construction Management 16th Annual Conference, Vol. 2, pp 569-579, 18-20 September 2000. ISBN 0953416347.
10. J.Davies, P.Harris, & W Jellyman, (2004)University of Wolverhampton, England, UK, City of Wolverhampton College, England, UK. An Investigation Into The Quality of Learning That Took Place on a Foundation Degree. International Conference on Innovation, Good Practice and Research in Engineering Education, Vol. 2 Recruitment and Retention Practice, pp39 – 44 7-9 June 2004. ISBN0954211642.
11. A.E.Felce, P.Harris,(2004) University of Wolverhampton, England, UK. Development of and Employability Passport Embedded Within Personal Development Plans, National Conference on Innovation, Good Practice and Research in Engineering Education, Vol. 3 Entrepreneurial and International Development, pp 61-63, 7-9 June 2004. ISBN0954211650.
12. Davies.J, Harris.P.T, Crossland.G (2004) University of Wolverhampton, England, UK,Centre for Learning and Teaching Projects Publication 2003/4, Styles of learning engendered by different approaches to work-based learning: a comparative study, pp19-24, ISBN 095421211642.
13. J M Khatib, R Siddique, A.Bougara, P.Harris (2009) Effect of Metakaolin on Adiabatic Temperature Rise of Cement Based Mortar”, The 8th Annual International Conference, Sustainable Aggregates, Pavement Engineering & Asphalt Technology, Design Construction, Management, Performance and Rehabilitations, 18th - 19th February 2009, Liverpool, UK, Paper No. 20, pp 1-10
14. J S Zhang, J M Khatib, T U Mohammed, P Harris and C Booth(2009) Can
Wheat Husk Ash Waste be Used in Producing Sustainable Construction
Materials”, The 8th Annual International Conference, Sustainable Aggregates,
Pavement Engineering & Asphalt Technology, Design Construction, Management,
Performance and Rehabilitations, 18th – 19th February 2009, Liverpool, UK,
Paper No. 21, pp 1-10
Supervisor to Undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations
Second supervisor to completion of 3 PhD’s.
Titles: 1. Score card management techniques, its application to international construction companies. Student: Lawrence Mbugura. - Successful completion September 2000.
2. A risk analysis system for evaluation construction contractors, Student: John Nicholas - Successful completion July 2000.
MSc REASEARCH SUPERVISION