Farah Shahrin

Dr Farah Shahrin

BSc in Quantity Surveying (Hons) MSc Project Management PhD in Construction Management FHEA in Higher Education

  • University Teacher in Construction Project Management

Research and expertise

My current research interests falls under the following broad areas:

  • Delivering value in construction projects
  • Cost management and managing risks in projects
  • Social and cultural norms in women and progression in the construction industry
  • Building with culture, heritage and wellbeing: sustainable development of minority communities  
  • Unheard voices: Tackling differential outcomes for underrepresented students  

Current research activity 

  • Risk identification forecasting for improved cost management
  • Visual representation as a means of data collection

Recently completed research projects  

  • Industry placement and impact towards HE students

Recent publications

Conference Proceedings and Presentations: 

  • Shahrin, F, Mahmood, K and Hassan,F. (2021) Project Cost Overruns and Risk Allocation in Public Funded Projects in Malaysia, Proceedings 34th Annual ARCOM Conference, 5-7 September 2021, Association of Researchers in Construction Management.
  • Ehsan Asnaashari, Farah Shahrin, ,Emmanuel Aboagye-Nimo and Andrew Knight (2021) Multi-cultural perceptions towards Happy homes: Case study of Malaysia and Iran Proceedings 34th Annual ARCOM Conference, 5-7 September 2021, Association of Researchers in Construction Management.
  • Shahrin, F. and Udeaja, C. (2019) “Challenges in BIM implementation: People and Process” Proceedings 34th Annual ARCOM Conference, 2-5 September 2019, Leeds Beckett University Association of Researchers in Construction Management.
  • Awaj, A and Shahrin, F (2019) “ Place-making in Misurata: exploring the use of BIM for project team and stakeholder engagement”, September 2019, London. 
  • Shahrin, F. Musa, N and Mahmod,K. (2019). “Comparison study for the use of standard of Measurement in quantity surveying Practice: UK perspective”. Proceedings of the Symposium of Public Works Department, Malaysia 18- 20 September 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2013
  • Shahrin, F and Johansen, E. (2013) “Exploring BIM implementation: Identification of challenges for 1st time adopter” Green UrbanisationImplication for value creation, 7th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation, 12 – 14 June 2013. Norwegian University of Science and Tecnology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. 2013


I contribute to learning and teaching activities for Project Management module (CVC019) with a focus on Investment Appraisal and contributing to other modules across the Schools programmes including: 


  • NCVC 102 Construction Contract, Law and Finance(leading)
  • CVC027 Construction Business and Analysis(leading)
  • CVB115 Project delivery
  • CVB 111 Measurement complex structure


  • CVP323 Project Management (leading)


I joined Loughborough University in 2021 as University Teacher in Construction Project Management.

Prior to joining Loughborough University, I was a Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying at Nottingham Trent University. I undertook my PhD and MSc studies at Northumbria University.

I was working in Malaysia as a Quantity Surveyor for several years managing cost management for both private and public-funded projects. Then, the complexities of processes and people in projects sparked my interest in improving client requirement communication in design processes.  This is the springboard for me to pursue my Masters' study and create research based on the interest which then developed the project for my Doctorate study. For my Doctorate study, I was working with Newcastle Tyne and Wear Mental Health hospitals in improving design communication.