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Mr. John Francis Kelly

Research Interests

Project Governance, Procurement and Contracting, Network Organisations, Social Network Analysis and Project Management for SMEs

Teaching Interests

Project, Programme and Portfolio Management; Project Planning and Control; Risk Management; Value Management; Procurement and Contracting;

Professional Activities


  • 2008 Ireland Chapter - Project Management Institute,
  • 2006 Engineers Ireland - Thomond Region,


  • 2001 Centre for Project Management - Project Manager
  • 1998 Limerick City Council - Senior Executive Engineer
  • 1994 Carl Bro Consulting Engineers - Associate Director
  • 1991 Atkins McCarthy , Dublin - Project Engineer
  • 1989 BSD Consulting Engineers, South Perth, Western Aus - Design Engineer
  • 1987 Rush and Tompkins PLC - Site Section Engineer


  • 2000 PMP, Project Management Institute
  • 1987 Chartered Engineer, Institution of Engineers of Ireland


  • 2000 University of Limerick - M.A.
  • 1994 Trinity College - Diploma
  • 1993 Trinity College - Diploma
  • 1987 UCC - B.Eng.


Conference Publication


International Research Network on Organizing by Projects, Berlin
Kelly, JF., Pryke, S., Rigby, J., Winch, GW.


22nd IPMA World Congress
Turner R., Ledwith A., Kelly J

Other Publication

Peer Reviewed Journal


Project Management in Small to Medium-sized Enterprises: a comparison between firms by size and industry
Ledwith, A; Turner, R; Kelly, J
International Journal Of Managing Projects In Business