Lynn Crawford, DBA

International Academic Advisor
Editorial Advisory Board


Professor of Project Management
Bond University, Australia
Visiting Professor, Cranfield University, UK
Director, Human Systems International

Sydney, Australia

Lynn Crawford, DBA is Professor of Project Management at Mirvac School of Sustainable Development, Bond University, Australia and Visiting Professor, Cranfield University, UK. She is also a Director of Human Systems International Limited. Lynn is involved in project management practice, education, and research. Through Human Systems, she works with leading corporations that are developing organizational project management competence by sharing and developing knowledge and best practices as members of a global system of project management knowledge networks.

Professor Crawford received the IPMA Research Achievement Award in 2011 and ongoing research includes project and program management competence, management of business change, variations in project management practices in different contexts including disaster events. She provided the Australian contribution to an internationally conducted project on The Value of Project Management and results of other completed research projects have been published as Project Categorization Systems: Aligning Capability with Strategy for Better Results, Situational sponsorship of projects and programs: an empirical review; and Exploring the Complexity of Projects: Implications of Complexity Theory for Project Management Practice.

Building on her own research into project management competence Professor Crawford has been actively engaged in the development of global standards for project management since the late 1990’s and has been instrumental in the formation of the Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards (GAPPS) which provides an independent reference benchmark for alignment and mutual recognition of project and program management standards and qualifications. Professor Crawford is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Project Management, an Honorary Member of IPMA and Co-Vice Chair of the board of the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center. She can be contacted at [email protected]