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Dr Ghazi Alabbadi

Lecturer and Course Director (MSc International Project Management)


Ghazi is a lecturer in Business and Management at Coventry University London and the deputy course director for MSc International Project Management. He has been involved in academia since 2016. Before that, he worked in the construction industry for many years in a managerial role.

He received his PhD from Coventry University, where his thesis examined the relationship between workers’ motivation and their productivity in construction sites. He used the findings of this study to develop a productivity enhancing framework used by organisations at their project sites. His research interests include lean construction, productivity, motivation, organisation behaviour and culture.


  • PgCert Fellowship 2022
  • PhD, Project Management and Engineering - Coventry University - 2020
  • MSc, Construction Management - Coventry University - 2015
  • BSc, Civil and Structural Engineering - The University of Jordan - 2012

Professional and Industry Memberships

  • Chartered Management Institute, CMI
  • Association of Project Management, APM
  • HEA Fellowship

Research and Consultancy

What Motivate Workers in Construction Sites? A Quantitative Approach. Alabbadi, G., Arewa, A. & Agyekum-Mensah, G.2021 Journal of Management in Engineering [In press]

The Effects of Motivational Factors on Construction Workers Productivity in Jordan. Alabbadi, G. & Agyekum-Mensah, G. 2019 International Journal of Construction Management

Workers Productivity in Construction Sites: A Critical Review. Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Paris, France, July 26-27, 2018

An examination of the factors affecting worker productivit in the Jordanian Construction Industry. AlAbbadi, G. & Agyekum-Mensah, G. 2017

AlAbbadi, G. & Agyekum-Mensah, G. 2017 Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.

Teaching areas

  • Project Management
  • Quality and Change Control
  • Advanced Project Managment
  • Project Risk Managament
The Queen's Award for Enterprise
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2023