Personal profile


I am a Lecturer in Construction Site Management in the School of Civil Engineering and Surveying. I am also an Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) and an Incorporate member with the Chartered Institute of Building (ICIOB), UK.

I hold a PhD in Construction from Heriot Watt University (HWU), UK having obtained an MSc in Civil Engineering and Construction Management from the same University and Masters in Facilities Management from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. I completed my BSc in Building in Nigeria where I also worked in the construction industry for more than 5 years as a Site Manager and Project Manager on various public and private sector projects and then taught as a Lecturer in the Nigerian higher education sector. Prior to my current role, I worked as a part-time lecturer teaching construction management related courses at Heriot Watt University, UK for over 3 years.

My PhD titled as “Enhancing the Understanding of Cost Overrun Drivers in Highway Projects in Nigeria through System Dynamics Modelling” focused on addressing the challenges of cost overruns in highway projects in Nigeria by developing a theoretical and practical system dynamics model. I continue to remain active within the research area. Besides teaching and research, I am also a member of the editorial review panel of the Journal of Construction Business and Management (JCBM), Journal of Engineering Design and Technology (JEDT), Transport Policy, and Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management (ECAM). 

Teaching Responsibilities

I teach postgraduate students across multiple courses, including Quantity Surveying, Civil Engineering and Construction Project Management. My main teaching activities focus on Construction Health and Safety, and Tools and Techniques of Project Management.

Research Interests

My research interest is in the areas of performance of construction projects (cost and time overruns), sustainable construction, health and safety issues in construction and embedding the philosophy of systems thinking in understanding and addressing complex construction problems. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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