Professor Martin Morgan Tuuli

BSc (KNUST), PhD (The University of Hong Kong)

  • Director of Academic Staffing
  • Professor of Operations and Project Management

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Expertise: development and review of policy strategies, project audit, monitoring and evaluation, probity assurance, commercial and financial management of projects, procurement management (PPA, EU and World Bank procedures), development and project appraisal, project management and co-ordination, cost planning, cost estimation and cost control, contract formation, administration and interpretation (PPA, FIDC, JCT, NEC, ICC), organisational development, project/programme management, building information modelling (BIM), data science and big data analytics in projects, capacity development training.

Professor Tuuli served as Dean of the Business School (2018-2020) and Deputy Rector (2020-2023) of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) – a Ghanaian public tertiary institution. He was previously Lecturer (2010-2014) and Senior Lecturer (2014-2018) at Loughborough University, Senior Lecturer (2009-2010) at University of Westminster, Research Assistant (2009) at the University of Hong Kong and Research and Teaching Assistant (2001-2002) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. Prior to his academic career, Prof Tuuli worked in industry as Manager/Quantity Surveyor (2003-2005) with Taysec Construction Ltd (a Taylor Woodrow plc) in Ghana.

Professor Tuuli has an international outlook and over 20 years of consultancy, professional and academic (leadership, mentorship, research and teaching) experience as a distinguished award-winning scholar and visionary leader in academia and industry. Professor Tuuli’s consultancy and professional experience has been within the context of strategic management, policy making and implementation, organisational development and project/development management. In project management, he has been involved in the renewal, development, implementation, evaluation and commercial management of development projects/programmes and infrastructure projects/programmes (specifically healthcare, roads and bridges, rail, mass housing etc) working with various clients in Ghana and across Africa on projects funded by the World Bank, AU, EU, DANIDA, USAID etc.

For more than a decade, Professor Tuuli has managed significant research projects as Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-Investigator (Co-I). Through these projects, Professor Tuuli has researched and reported on the human factor and technology issues required to sustain the efficiency and effectiveness of projects/programmes and project-based organisations through the development and advancement of theories of, and the empirical verification and validation of strategies/mechanisms for effective teamwork. 

Professor Tuuli is a Member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Ghana Institute of Procurement and Supply, and Project Management Institute (PMI), Ghana Chapter, Institute of Project Management Professionals and Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. He is also an Honorary Professor at the Department of Real Estate and Construction, The University of Hong Kong.

  • Honorary Professor at the Department of Real Estate and Construction, The University of Hong Kong
  • Technical Advisor on Projects at the Parliamentary Service of Ghana
  • Board Member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Centre (GAC)
  • Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS)
  • Member of the Ghana Institute of Procurement and Supply (GIPS)
  • Member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Ghana Chapter
  • Member of the Institute of Project Management Professionals (IPMP)
  • Climate change finance (adaptation and mitigation)
  • Infrastructure cost management
  • Infrastructure and SDGs
  • Infrastructure supply chains and net zero
  • Digitalization, data science and project delivery
  • Impact evaluation and project/development management
  • Behavioural issues in project delivery (human factors)
  • Capacity and competences in project delivery
  • Empowerment and performance
  1. Tuuli, M. M., Adaku, E., Banye, E. and Tettey, A. S. (2023), Project Scope Management, in Ofori, G. (Ed.), Building a Body of Knowledge in Project Management in Developing Countries. Chapter 5, pp. 141-178, World Scientific.
  2. Tuuli, M. M. and van Rhee, H. (2021), How motivation, opportunity and ability (MOA) drive individual performance behaviours in projects: A test of competing models, Journal of Management in Engineering. 37 (6), 383-398.
  3. Amadi, C., Carrillo, P. and Tuuli, M. M. (2019), PPP projects: improvements in stakeholder management, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. 27 (2), 544-560.
  4. Sackey, E., Tuuli, M. M., and Dainty, A. (2019), Expansive learning in contemporary construction organisations: an exemplar in BIM-mediated projects, Built Environment Project and Asset Management. 9 (3), 383-398.
  5. Tuuli, M. M. and Rowlinson, S. (2010), What empowers individual and teams in project settings? A critical incident analysis, Engineering Construction and Architectural Management, 17 (1), 9-20. Most Downloaded Paper in 2010.
  • 2019 – Voted on the 2019 list of 'The 100 Most Influential Personalities From Northern Ghana'. 
  • 2013 – Winner of the Vinci Price for Best Research Paper on BIM at the Sustainable Building & Construction Conference, 3-5 July 2013, Coventry, UK.
  • 2013 – Winner of ACT Travelwise Award for work presented at the 13th World Conference of Transport Research (WCTR), Rio 2013, Brazil.
  • 2013 – Highly Commended Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013, for the article entitled 'Empowering the project team: Impact of leadership style and team context' published in Team Performance Management Journal Special Issue on Leadership in Projects. 
  • 2011 – Recipient of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyor’s Outstanding PhD Thesis Award 2010. 
  • 2010 – Recipient of the University of Hong Kong Outstanding Research Postgraduate Student Award for the 2008-2009 academic year.
  • 2009 – Winner of the Emerald/ECAM and Conference Best Paper Awards at the Global Innovation in Construction Conference 2009. Holywell Park, Loughborough University, UK.
  • 2008 – University of New South Wales Faculty of the Built Environment 2008 International Visiting Scholarship (29 March-5 April 2009).
  • 2008 – Highly Commended Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2008, for the article entitled 'Assessment and enforcement of liquidated damages in construction contracts in Ghana' published in Structural Survey Special Issue on Law in the Built Environment.
  • 2005 – Postgraduate Studentship, The University of Hong Kong.
  • 2002 – Recipient of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS) Emmanuel A. Abbam Best Overall Student in Building Economics and Quantity Surveying Award.