The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

Dr Jean Xu

Dr Jean Xu

Lecturer in Enterprise Management

The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Jul 2015

Research summary

Jean is interested in the management of project-based firms and their people, including the inter- and intra-organisational relationships, the interface between project-based firm and projects, and the interactions between organisations and individuals. Specific topics include:

  • Trust and relationship management
  • Wellbeing, occupational health and safety
  • Gender equality in organisations 
  • Human resource management
  • Organisational culture in project-based firms
  • The emergence and transformation of social and human capital in the project contexts
  • Collaboration and value co-creation in projects

Jean would welcome PhD proposals covering the above topics.  

Teaching summary

Postgraduate Level

  • BCPM0011 The Management of Construction Enterprises (Module Leader)
  • BCPM0037 Managing the Enterprise Project Relationship (Module Leader)
  • BCPM0042 Principle of Enterprise Management (Lecturer)
  • BCPM0047 Marketing and Project Business Development (Lecturer)

Undergraduate Level

  • BCPM0063 Introduction to the Construction Industry (Lecturer)
  • BCPM0064 Management - Introduction (Module Leader)
  • BCPM0070 Management - Intermediate (Lecturer)


Dr Jing Xu (Jean) is a Lecturer in Enterprise Management since January 2020. She got her PhD at UCL in 2019 and then joined the University of Manchester as a research associate based at the Management of Projects Group, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering. She also worked at Thomas Aston Institute for the research project Safety Leading Indicators. Jean is interested in the dynamic interactions between organisations and individuals in project contexts, and the associated phenomenon including trust, employee and workforce wellbeing, organisational resilience and gender equality. Her interest also includes the management of interfaces between the project-based firm and projects. 

Research projects:

  • "Digitisation - Opportunity or Threat for Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing in Construction Industry?", funded by Transforming Construction Network Plus to address how digital innovation can transform existing occupational health and safety practices.
  • "Safety Leading Indicators", funded by Lloyds Register Foundation and collaborating with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Thomas Aston Institute to improve occupational health and safety in the construction industry.