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Dr Ramesh Vahidi PhD, MSc (Distinction), MEng, BEng (Hons), MAPM

Programme Leader MSc Project Management

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Ramesh leads the MSc in Project Management (PM), which she designed upon joining Southampton University in 2012. The programme was very successfully launched in 14-15 and has started receiving external recognition soon after. She teaches project management and supervises dissertations at different levels.

Ramesh holds a PhD in PM from the former School of the Built and Natural Environment at Northumbria University and a dual MSc (Distinction) in International PM from Northumbria University and Chalmers University in Sweden. She gained her original BEng and MEng degrees in Industrial Engineering respectively from Iran University of Science and Technology and Sharif University of Technology. Between her degrees, she worked with a number of major companies in different industries, namely IT and management consulting in power industry, manufacturing and industrial research. She had project manager, project consultant, project auditor and senior analyst positions in a number of programmes/projects. Following an interest in practical and fundamental research on PM theories, she returned to academia in 2006 for her further degrees, which set the ground for her academic career since. Her fully sponsored PhD research on ‘Conceptual framework for trade-off decisions in projects’ was granted one of the first PhD awards of the Major Projects Associations (MPA) in 2010 for its impact on the practice of major projects.

She is a fellow of HEI and a full member (MAPM) of the Association for Project Management (APM) and has been a committee member of their Wessex Branch and HEI representative since 2012. She has presented, chaired and reviewed for national and international conferences on project management and technology management. She is involved in research projects for PM professional bodies.


Programme Leader – MSc Project Management

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Supervising PG and UG dissertations

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Teaching and Leading MSc modules:


  • MANG6293 Project Management
  • MANG6311 Project Management – People
  • MANG6312 Decision Making in Projects
  • MANG1003 Introduction to Management




  • MANG6292 Operations Management



Dr Ramesh Vahidi
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

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