Dr Jane Dowson

Liverpool Business School




2021, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD, Project Management
2003, Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom, PgDip Business Administration
2000, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PGCert Business Administration
1993, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom, BA (Hons)Geography with Mod Eur Languages


2019, ISSPRO, Yellow & Green Belt holder
2018, Higher Education Academy, AFHEA
2014, Association for Project Management, PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner
2000, Royal Society of Arts, United Kingdom, FRSA

Academic appointments

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University, 2021 - present
RISE BeingLeanSeen Project Manager, LBS, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - present
Sessional lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - 2020

Postgraduate training

MBA, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2014 - 2017


Dowson J. 2021. The utility of lean project management: conceptions and impacts on project learning Bryde DJ, Unterhitzenberger C, Marguet N. Public Url

Conference publication

Akhavan Tabassi A, Bryde DJ, Mustafa Kamal E, Dowson J, Michaelides R. 2019. CHALLENGES FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY The European Proceedings of Multidisciplinary Sciences, 4th International Conference on Rebuilding Place Publisher Url Public Url

Dowson J, Bryde DJ, Marcano A, Al-Hilou M, Douglas JA. 2019. Lean Project Management as a facilitator of Organisational Learning BAM2019 Conference Proceedings, BAM Conference Publisher Url Public Url

Tabassi AA, Bryde DJ, Kamal EM, Dowson J. 2018. Challenges for project management in the 21st century 7th International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Wilson H, Bryde D, Dowson J, Unterhitzenberger C, Perez Ezcurdia A, Schelkle H-P. Trends and challenges in project management EURAM

Dowson J, Perez Ezcurdia A, Al-Hilou M, Bryde DJ, Nesensohn C, Hannibal C, Schiffling S. An exploration of the barriers, benefits and enablers for the effective implementation of lean project management BAM Conference Proceedings, British Academy of Management Public Url

Journal article

Dowson J. 2019. Transferring knowledge into practice? Exploring the feasibility of action learning for improving knowledge, skills and confidence in clinical communication skills BMC Medical Education, 19 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Conference organisation:

British Academy of Management - Project Experiences SIG, Conference Track Co-Chair 2022-2024, https://www.bam.ac.uk/bam-community/special-interest-groups/project-experiences.html. 2022

ESRC/NARTI Business & Management Doctoral Conference Summer 2021 (was moved from 2020), Co-organiser, https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/events/event/?eventid=94594. 2019

Conference presentation:

Exploring Lean Project Management as a Facilitator of improvements in project management practice: a case study investigation in the construction industry, British Academy of Management 2020, Online, Oral presentation. 2020

Membership of professional bodies:

Associate Member, Association for Project Management, http://www.apm.org.uk/. 2020

Member, Project Management Institute, http://www.pmi.org/. 2020

Member, British Academy of Management, http://www.bam.ac.uk/. 2018

FRSA, Royal Society of Arts. 2000


AFHEA, Higher Education Academy, http://www.hea.ac.uk/. 2018

Other Professional Activity:

Qualifications Assessor.