Contact Dr Michael Pryce

Areas of expertise



  • DPhil Science & Technology Policy
  • MSc History of Technology and Diploma of Imperial College
  • BA History


  • Horizon scanning - BP International Centre for Advanced Materials, Manchester
  • Research Fellow/Research Associate - Manchester Business School
  • Process Engineer - General Motors

Current activities

Research Projects:
Costing Future Complex and Novel Projects (EPSRC), 2015-2016

Research Interests:
Design, development and use of complex systems, e.g. combat aircraft; Costing as a design tool during early design; Philosophy of engineering knowledge

Defence Acquisition Management (Cost Estimating and Planning, Knowledge in Defence), Financial and Military Capability, Acquisition Employment Training, Logistic Support Management


  • DSTL
  • Naval Postgraduate School
  • BAE Systems
  • Rolls Royce
  • MBDA


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Pryce & M Acquisition of capabilities through systems-of-systems: case studies and lessons from naval aviation. In: 6th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium, Monterey, California.
  • Pryce & M (2008) The Road to JSF: forty years of UK ASTOVL work and its relevance today.