Graham joined AMBS in October 2004 from the Manchester Centre for Civil and Construction Engineering at UMIST. Prior to joining UMIST in 2001, he taught at the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies at University College London and researched at Warwick University Business School, where he obtained his PhD, and Imperial College London. He was Visiting Professor at the Danish Technical University from 2000-2001, Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School 2006-2009, and Chalmers University 2011-2012. He is a graduate in sociology and politics from the University of York.
Graham is a member of the Peer Review College, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. He has also been an advisor on construction innovation policy to the Dutch, French, and UK governments, and is presently a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of the International Journal for Project Management.