Ambi Ambituuni

Dr

Willing to speak to media

  • 30 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
20142018
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research Interests

My research interests focus on the interface between engineering and the society mainly from two approaches. On one hand, I focus on the optimization of sociotechnical engineering management from the perspectives of project management; safety, risk and environment management; regulations and policies; and knowledge management. On the other hand, I take a critical perspective on the role of actors within systems and organizations. Consequently, my research falls within the broader context of the following key areas:

Areas of Expertise:

  • Managing risks in safety-critical environment
  • Optimization of construction and operation of safety critical assets
  • Regulations and governance of the petroleum and safety-critical industries.
  • Risk assessment, management and communication
  • Resiliance, realibility and systems integrity.
  • Human resource management in project-based organizations
  • Projects in the society
  • Social housing 
  • Pricing of project products
  • Critical social and environmental accounting
  • Knowledge management and knowledge transfer
  • Anti-corruption within the petroleum industry

I am a recipient of the prestigious Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) scholarship for both MSc and Ph.D. I also contributed and won numerous research grants, notable amongst which is my contribution to the Newcastle Innovation Project, which, amongst other factors, earned a consortium of universities including Newcastle Durham, Glasgow, St Andrews and Stirling Universities the sum of £5 million as research funding from NERC.


Grants and Funding Won

  • Committee Lead: Newcastle Postgraduate Innovative Project in 2013: Supported a proposal and bid development that won a consortium of universities including Durham, Glasgow, St Andrews, and Stirling Universities the sum of £5 million from NERC to fund in over 60 Ph.D. studentships.
  • A grant worth £5k to organize the Glasgow-Newcastle-Durham Networking Conference 2013.
  • Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), 2012: Wrote a Ph.D. research proposal, participated in a competitive assessment process and won a full scholarship worth £120K.
  • Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), 2010: Won £20k full overseas MSc scholarship

 

Teaching

As a Senior Lecturer in Project Management and an Associate Course Director of the BA International Business course, I teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and also supervise a number of Ph.D. students. I have module leadership responsibilities which also include preparing and designing teaching materials and assessments focusing project management modules. I utilize innovative tools and techniques to maximize student engagement. Typical innovative pedagogical tools I have used include LEGO Serious Play, Kahoot, gamification of learning, Business and Project Simulation, MS Project and Primavera. I have (or have had) module leadership responsibility of the following modules:
• Principles of Project Management
• Event Project Management
• Risk Management
• Project Planning and Control
• Managing Engineering Projects
• Internal Business Dynamics

 

Selected Scholarly Engagements

Peer Reviewer:
Safety Science; Energy; IEEE Transaction on Engineering Management; British Academy of Management; European Academy of Management; The West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference.

Conference attendance:
2018 EURAM Conference, Iceland.
31st Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management (BAM), 5-7 September 2017, University of Warwick
APM Project Management Conference 2017: 27 April, London
10th Pipeline Technology Conference 2015. Berlin, Germany
6th SAFE Conference. An Annual Conference for Safety, Security and Risk Management Professionals Opatija, Croatia, 6th to 8th May 2015.

 

Education/Academic qualification

Civil Engineering- Risk management, Doctorate, Newcastle University

Sep 2012Mar 2016

Occupational Health and Safety, Postgraduate Diploma, National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health

Jun 2012Apr 2014

Project Management, MSc, Robert Gordon University

Sep 2010Nov 2011

Building Engineering, Degree, Ahmadu Bello University

Feb 2002Apr 2007

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Postgraduate Certificate, Coventry University

Dec 2016Jan 2018

External positions

Associate Lecturer in Engineering Project Management / Researcher, Newcastle University

1 Sep 20121 Mar 2016

Project Manager, Bridot Engineering Concepts

1 Oct 20111 Sep 2012

Project Planner, Shelter Development Limited

1 Mar 20081 Aug 2010

Fingerprint Fingerprint is based on mining the text of the person's scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms, which defines the key subjects of each individual researcher.

social housing Social Sciences
Petroleum products Engineering & Materials Science
Nigeria Social Sciences
Risk assessment Engineering & Materials Science
petroleum industry Social Sciences
housing Social Sciences
regulation Social Sciences
accident Social Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2014 2018

Accounting for accounting's role in the neoliberalization processes of social housing in England: A Bourdieusian perspective

Ejiogu, A., Ambituuni, A. & Ejiogu, C. 17 Jul 2018 In : Critical Perspectives on Accounting. (In-Press), p. (In-Press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social housing
housing
social control
conformity
neoliberalism

Facts or gut feelings: Analysis of external pricing antecedents for SMEs in Germany

Achterberg, L. H., Omar, M., Ambituuni, A. & Roll, O. 21 Mar 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Pricing
Germany
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Information acquisition
Questionnaire

Optimizing the integrity of safety critical petroleum assets: A project conceptualization approach

Ambituuni, A., Ochieng, E. & Amezaga, J. 12 Jun 2018 In : IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. (in press), 99, p. (in press) 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Crude oil
Petroleum pipelines
Safety
Assets
Conceptualization

The dark side of transparency: Does the Nigeria extractive industries transparency initiative help or hinder accountability and corruption control?

Ejiogu, A., Ejiogu, C. & Ambituuni, A. 16 Oct 2018 British Accounting Review, (In-Press), p. (In-Press)

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

corruption
transparency
Nigeria
responsibility
industry