Sikiru Ganiyu

Sikiru Ganiyu


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Academic Biography

I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Project Management at Teesside University, UK. I was a Research Fellow in Augmented Reality (AR) Application Development with BIM at the Big-DEAL Lab, the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol. During my stay at BDAL (now Big-DEAL) between 2017 and 2019, I worked as a Research Fellow in Big Data Application Development and as a Research Associate in Digital Construction with Big Data. In my different roles within the Lab, I worked on many industry-led projects such as Deconstruction and Recovery Information Modelling (DRIM), IoT-enabled Platform for Rail Assets Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance (i-RAMP), Conversational-BIM, among others. I led the AR Development team that worked on Integrating Conversational AI and Augmented Reality (AR) with BIM for a faster and more collaborative on-site construction assemblage (Conversational-BIM) Project.

As an academic, I was a Lecturer in the Architecture Department, FUTA Nigeria for many years teaching Construction Technology, Building Materials, Environmental Sciences, and Architectural Design. In practice, I worked as Project Architect with Project and Design Associate Ltd and as the Head of the Construction Unit of Ekiti State Public Building Bureau. These have culminated in over 15 years of teaching, research, and industrial experiences in the field of Architecture and Construction Management. I have over 30 publications in reputable journals and international conference proceedings.

These experiences have enabled me to combine huge commercial awareness with a great academic reputation in terms of grant writing skills and publishing in high-impact journals. Similarly, I have been able to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and robust research output. I consider myself a good team player who enjoys working in teams by motivating others while working in a pressurised environment to meet tight deadlines. I like travelling, learning new things, and meeting people. I enjoy writing, reading, publishing, and exploring innovations.

PhD and Research Opportunities

Dr Sikiru welcomes PhD students in the Application of Digital Technologies to Project Management, Change Management and Digital Technologies, Digital Transformation and Organisational Change Management, and Knowledge Management and Building Information Modelling.

PhD Sponsorship Opportunities: 'Organisational change management in a complex and dynamic business environment using with digital technologies.'

Some current doctoral research topics being supervised by Dr Sikiru are:

  1. Adoption of Artificial Intelligence in manufacturing businesses: A study based on India’s manufacturing SMEs.
  2. Investigating how Personality Traits and Financial Attitude impact Risk Tolerance and Perceived Investment Performance of Retail Traders in Singapore.
  3. Factors affecting the effective management of cyber security and its impact on organization performance in Singapore

Enterprise Interest and Activities

Dr Sikiru Ganiyu is keenly interested in helping businesses improve their productivity and performance by leveraging digital technologies and strategic project management skills.

Organisations and businesses are invited to contact him for collaboration and continuous professional development.

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

line with the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), Dr Sikiru strongly aligns with the belief that all students should receive an excellent teaching experience that encourages original thinking, drives up engagement and prepares them for the world of professional practice. He currently tutors the following modules:

  • The Business Planning Process (L5)
  • Planning and Control of Projects (L6)
  • Project Planning (L6)
  • Agile Management (L6)
  • Project-based Management (L6)
  • Strategic Project Management (L7)
  • Advanced Independent Work (Doctoral)
  • Applying Management and Organisational Studies Research (Doctoral)

Education/Academic qualification


15 Jun 20164 Aug 2020

Award Date: 6 May 2021

Master, Comparison of the Acoustics Guidelines in the Nigerian Building Code with some selected National Building Codes., Federal University of Technology, Akure

1 Oct 201031 May 2012

Award Date: 31 May 2012

Master, Design of an Ultra-Modern Library Complex for Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Nigeria., Federal University of Technology, Akure

5 Dec 20058 May 2008

Award Date: 7 May 2008

Bachelor, Assessment of Thermal Comfort in some selected Residential Buildings in Akure: A case study of FUTA Senior Staff Quarters, Oba-Nla, Akure, Nigeria., Federal University of Technology, Akure

1 Sept 200014 Oct 2004

Award Date: 14 Oct 2004


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