Ambi Ambituuni


  • Associate Professor in Project Management, Management

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Infrastructure and construction management with a focus on China, Europe and Africa
Optimization of construction and operation of assets
Risk assessment, management and communication
Resilience, recovery, reliability and systems integrity
Risk and digital technology
Sustainability by and of projects
International development projects
Transparency and anti-corruption in public and private governance
Project in society and governance issues
Governance of extractive industries and the intersection with livelihoods, communities and conflict risks


Research activity per year

Personal profile

Research interests

Dr Ambi Ambituuni (Ambi) is an Associate Professor in Project Management and a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. He is deeply committed to fostering a multi-disciplinary solution-based transformation for sustainable development. Consequently, on one hand, his work focuses on the sustainable intersection between people and technologies/systems from the perspectives of governance, risk management, projects in society, circular economy and the responsible adoption of AI. On the other hand, he takes a critical perspective on the role of actors within social and organisational systems. Ambi has published in many 3 and 4-star Chartered ABS journals and remains an active member of the project management global community.

Ambi is experienced in the management and leadership of teaching and learning and has held vital roles in the development of faculty-wide strategies. He has in-depth programme enhancement, leadership and development experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He oversaw the EFMD (EPAS), APM, CMI, PRME and IRM accreditation processes on various programmes. He is a recipient of the prestigious Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) for both MSc and Ph.D and has won numerous research and executive training grants as the PI or Co-I to the tune of over £5.4m from prestigious funders like NERC, AHRC, PTDF and DCMS. His industry experience spans the construction industry, oil and gas, transport and telecommunications industry

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 4 - Quality Education
  • 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

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Coventry University

Award Date: 1 Mar 2018

Doctor of Philosophy, Risk Management of Petroleum Operations (School of Civil Engineering), Newcastle University

Award Date: 1 Jun 2016

Master of Social Science, Project Management (with distinction), Robert Gordon University

Award Date: 10 Nov 2011

Bachelor of Social Science, Building Engineering , Ahmadu Bello University

Award Date: 1 Mar 2007


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