Professor Martin Morgan Tuuli is a project management expert, Professor of Construction Business and Project Management and is currently Deputy Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in charge of academic, research, training and advisory services. GIMPA is a public tertiary institution with operational, financial and academic autonomy. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Rector, he was the Dean of the GIMPA Business School. In both roles, Professor Tuuli has/had responsibilities in strategic, research and academic leadership of GIMPA. Professor Tuuli holds a BSc (First Class Honours) in Building Technology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, and a PhD in Construction Project Management from the University of Hong Kong.
Professor Tuuli has an international outlook and over 15 years of consultancy, professional and research experience as a distinguished award-winning scholar and leader in the academia and industry. Professor Tuuli’s consultancy and professional experience has been within the context of developing, implementing, evaluating and commercially managing infrastructure projects/programmes (specifically healthcare, roads and bridges, rail, mass housing, etc.) and development projects/programmes, where he has applied his expertise in Building Information Modelling (BIM, i.e. digital construction), big data analytics/data science, project auditing, monitoring and evaluation, end/mid-term reviews, procurement management, capacity building/assessment, stakeholder analysis, project design and implementation, financial/cost management, reporting and control of projects/programmes. Notably, he has worked as Consultant at TAC Consultancy & Training Ltd, Ghana; Quantity Surveyor at Taysec Construction Ltd and A&QS Consortium, Ghana. Academically, he was Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at Loughborough University, UK, and Assistant Professor at the University of Westminster, UK.
For more than a decade, Professor Tuuli has managed significant research projects as Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-Investigator (Co-I), with funding won through competitions and peer assessments. 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 well published in top journals in his field, including 50+ peer-reviewed journal papers, conference papers and book chapters. His research papers have been cited over 1,250 times in highly rated journals across many disciplines. He has supervised seven PhD students to completion. Professor Tuuli is the recipient of 11 national and international awards, including fellowships, outstanding research student awards and best research paper awards from the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, Ghana Institution of Surveyors, Emerald, Vinci and Act TravelWise. He was also recently voted among the top 100 most influential personalities from Northern Ghana.