Effiness Mpakati Gama

Dr Effiness Mpakati Gama MSc, PhD, FHEA, ACIAT

Senior Lecturer in Construction and Property Management

Key details

Dr Effiness Mpakati Gama

Senior Lecturer in Construction and Property Management

Dr Effie Mpakati Gama is a Construction Management professional with an architectural background. She has over 25 years’ work experience in the construction industry and academia. In industry, she has been involved in designing and management of construction works for private and public clients. She has also run her own design and build consultancy firms before joining the academia in 2012.

Dr Mpakati Gama has previously contributed to teaching and research in Construction and Project Management at Edinburgh Napier and Coventry Universities where she demonstrated her expertise in areas including project management, organisation and human behaviour, strategic management, risk analysis, quality assessment, health and safety management and production management. At both universities, Dr Mpakati Gama was enthusiastically involved in developing and facilitating new online master’s courses in Construction and Project Management using virtual learning environments such as Future-Learn.

Dr Effie Mpakati Gama has also been actively involved in peer reviewing of articles submitted to the following international journals:

  • Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India) Series “A”
  • International Journal of Construction Management
  • Energies Journal
  • Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth
  • Sustainability Journal

As a Senior Lecturer in Construction and Property Management at University of Greenwich in London, Dr Mpakati Gama leads modules including Construction Economics, Risk Management and contribute to other construction and property management modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Construction, Building and Surveying portfolio.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Senior Lecturer (Construction and Property Management)
  • Programme coordinator (Construction Management and Economics)
  • Module Leader (Construction Economics, BSc Hons)
  • Module Leader (People and the Built Environment, BSc Hons)
  • Module Leader (Risk Management, MSc)
  • Lead member of Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for the Architecture, Building and Planning subject portfolio
  • Member Research Excellence Framework (REF) for the Architecture, Building and Planning subject portfolio
  • Member of Integrated Nature and Technology Research Group (INTENT)


Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) Associate Member

Chartered Management Institute Student Member

Research / Scholarly interests

Dr Effie Mpakati Gama's research interests include environmental impact assessment, energy consumption and carbon emissions’ analysis, human and organisational behaviour as well as housing and urban regeneration evaluation. She has also been engaged in investigating challenges of virtue learning in Architectural, Engineering and the Construction disciplines.


  • Nwaozuzu, D., and Mpakati-Gama, E. (2018). Challenges of developing an online Construction In ICERI 2018 Proceedings of the 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 12-14 November, 2018, Seville, Spain, 6017-6020. ISBN: 978-84-09-05948-5, ISSN: 2340-1095, doi: 10.21125/iceri.2018.2410
  • Mpakati-Gama E.C; Wamuziri S.C. and Sloan B. (2012). Green building challenges: evaluating the operation of adopted building assessment tools - case study In: Smith, S.D. (Ed) Procs 28th Annual ARCOM Conference, 3-5 September 2012, Edinburgh, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 1257-     1267.
  • Mpakati-Gama, E. C; Wamuziri, S. C., & Sloan, B. (2012). The use of alternative building  materials in developing countries: addressing challenges faced by stakeholders. In S.   Senaratne, & Y. G. Sandanayake (Ed.), World Construction Conference 2012 – Global Challenges in Construction Industry, 28-30 June 2012 (pp.266-275). Colombo: CIOB, Sri       Lanka.
  • Mpakati-Gama, E. C; Wamuziri, S.C. and Sloan B. (2010). Environmental Sustainability in the construction industry in developing countries: a study of embodied energy of low-cost housing. In: Egbu, C. (Ed) Procs 26th Annual ARCOM Conference, 6-8 September 2010, Leeds, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction, 1417-1426.


Dr Mpakati Gama has participated and contributed to British Council Newton Link funded research seminars & workshops as follows:

  • In Istanbul, Turkey, at a workshop on "Recent advances in energy conservations technics for buildings from micro scale to urban level".
  • In Can Tho city, Vietnam, at a workshop on "Developing a research agenda to ensure Vietnam's secure, sustainable, resilient energy supply".
  • In Porto Alegre, Brazil, at a seminar on "Managing complex social housing urban redevelopment through improve project management and value generation".