Dr Peter Fenn


Contact details

Dr Peter  Fenn
Role: Reader
         BSc, Dip Arb, PhD, FRICS, FCIArb

Room number: B13, Pariser
Telephone: +44 (0) 161 306 4233
Fax:+44 (0) 161 306 4252

Professional biography

Peter Fenn took up an academic post after a career in the construction industry with posts in private practice; construction companies and nationalised industries. Since taking up a post at UMIST in 1990 Peter has also held posts as visitors at universities in Great Britain and abroad. During the academic year 1997/98 Peter was visiting professor and Scholar-in-Residence at the Department of Construction Engineering University of Kentucky. Peter specialises in disputes and dispute resolution; he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a mediator on both the President's Panel at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Panel of Mediators at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a Programme Director MSc Commercial Management.



  • Manufacturing and Management


Research interests

  • Construction Conflict and Disputes
  • Arbitration
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Expert Witness Litigation
  • The effect, on construction, of protection to flora and fauna particularly Chiroptera
List of Postgraduate research projects is available on Research themes pages


  • Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution, Quantity Surveying

Teaching Unit(s):

  • MACE40462 Legal Issues
  • MACE60058 Commercial Management
  • MACE60061 Management of Projects
  • MACE60062 Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution
  • MACE60067 Commercial Contract Management

Teaching materials are available in Blackboard
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