Dr Obuks Ejohwomu

Lecturer in Project Management

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Obuks is the Director Commercial Project Management, Admissions Tutor, Management of Projects (MSc) Programmes and Research Group PGR Lead in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering.  He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy the Unit Lead for Commercial and Procurement.  Prior to joining MACE he has worked as a contracts manager on several building construction projects totalling over a N100m (Lukayson Ventures Ltd), systems engineer in the telemetry and laboratory business area of Scottish Water, Glasgow, Research Assistant on a Black Country learning and skills action research project (University of Wolverhampton), Research Fellow on the EPSRC Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC), Programme Manager (W D Consults Ltd), Lecturer in Civil Engineering (Covenant University), Senior Lecturer in Project Management and Head, Department of Management Technology (Bells University of Technology). In the past he has consulted for the likes of Coffey International on DFID projects (Growth and Employment in States (GEMS)) in Nigeria, National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Staff Cooperative Multipurpose Society, and Pipelines and Products Marketing Company Limited (PPMC).  He obtained his BEng degree in Civil Engineering from UNIBEN, MSc in Systems Engineering from Heriot-Watt, and PhD in Construction Engineering and Management from Wolverhampton.  His research focus is in effective communication, procurement, social value diffusion, diversity, productivity and competitive advantage.  He has served as external PhD examiner to KNUST, Ghana, University of Lincoln, University of Wolverhampton, University of Bedfordshire, Nelson Mandela University and University of West of England.  He is a Carnegie and APM grant winner.  He is also a grant reviewer for Newton Funds, Carnegie Africa Diaspora Fellowship programme and National Research Foundation in South Africa. When the opportunity is available I enjoy networking and walking.

PhD Supervision:

  1. Comparative study of agendas and actions, policies and practices of affordable housing (PhD candidate: Neema Opiyo)
  2. Societal value of nuclear decommissioning and remediation (PhD candidate: Cara Mulholland) 
  3. Rules and violations in buying and selling: rethinking benefits management and control practices (PhD candidate: Ifepade Adekoya)
  4. Decolonizing project management: A critical examination of PM Bodies of Knowledge in creating mindful practitioners in a developing country context (PhD candidate: Anupam Dey)

External positions

External Examiner (PhD), Nelson Mandela University

8 Aug 2018 → …

External Examiner (PhD), University of the West of England, Bristol

23 Jul 2018 → …

Grants proposals reviewer for Newton Fund , The British Council

12 Jun 2018 → …

External Examiner (PhD), University of Bedfordshire

2 May 2018 → …

External Examiner (PhD), University of Wolverhampton

5 Mar 2018 → …

External Adviser School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Wolverhampton

8 Sep 2017 → …

External Examiner (PhD), University of Lincoln

1 Jun 2017 → …

Chair, 7th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa (ICIDA 2018).

31 Mar 20171 Apr 2018

External Examiner (PhD), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology

1 Jan 2016 → …

External Examiner, University of Johannesburg

1 Jan 2015 → …

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