Cletus Moobela
cletus moobela

Dr Cletus Moobela

Associate Professor

Biography

Dr Cletus Moobela is a Chartered Surveyor and an Associate Professor in Real Estate at the School of Engineering & the Built Environment, Edinburgh Napier University where he is responsible for teaching various subject areas in real estate, including valuation and development / investment appraisal to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has previously worked as a Course Director at Leeds Beckett University and as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth where, apart from being involved in research activities, he was Course Leader for the MSc Real Estate Management programme. His research interests span a range of areas around social capital, social sustainability, complexity theory, and land tenure systems in developing countries. His most recent research project, where he was a Co-Investigator, involved investigating the relationship between Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and residential property values. This Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Green Infrastructure Innovation project involved working with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and other partners to explore ways of increasing the uptake of green infrastructure in general and SuDS features in particular, especially in housing developments. Dr Moobela’s work in the area of ethnic diversity and community participation in planning and design, under the auspices of the British Academy, led to a series of dissemination activities in the South East of England. Notable among these was the development of initiatives aimed at re-using redundant community buildings, working with key stakeholders such as the South East Coastal Communities (SECC), local communities, parishioners and community-based organisations in Hampshire. He is also an experienced doctoral examiner and has published over 30 journal papers, book chapters and conference papers.

Esteem

Conference Organising Activity

  • International Scientific Advisory Committee for the Second International Conference on Whole-life Urban Sustainability and its Assessment held in Loughborough 22-24 April 2009
  • Second International Conference on Whole-life Urban Sustainability and its Assessment

 

Editorial Activity

  • Member of the Editorial Board - Construction and Human Settlements Management Journal
  • Associate Editor for the International Journal of Environmental, Economic, Social, and Cultural Sustainability
  • Associate Editor
  • Member of the Editorial Board - Construction and Human Settlements Management Journal

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner – Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, United Kingdom
  • External Examiner – Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • External Examiner – Kingston University, London, United Kingdom
  • External Examiner – University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • External Examiner – College of Estate Management, Reading, United Kingdom

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Adviser: Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
  • Association for Commonwealth Universities Scholar

 

Grant Reviewer

  • EPSRC Complexity for the Real World programme

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited speaker - Future of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS): Challenges and Opportunities of Implementation in Zambia (Surveyors Institute of Zambia)
  • 21st African Real Estate Society webinar: "The Quest for an Enabling Environment for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in Africa"

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Member of the Royal Institution of Chattered Surveyors (MRICS)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • South East Coastal Communities Programme

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • PhD examining - Unuigbe, M. (2022) Influencing Factors to Sustainability Transitioning in Commercial Buildings in the Nigerian Built Environment: A Grounded Theory Study, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
  • PhD examining - Dlamin, G. T. (2015). Organisational culture in the South African construction industry: effects on work-life balance and individual performance, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
  • PhD examining - Aturamu, O. B. (2018). Microfinance: A strategy for facilitating low-cost housing in Nigeria, University of Salford, United Kingdom
  • PhD examining - Okolie, K. C. (2011). Performance evaluation of buildings in educational institutions: a case of Universities in South-East Nigeria, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer for the National Research Foundation (South Africa)

 

Date


18 results

The Potential of Complexity Theory in Understanding Urban Regeneration Processes

Book Chapter
Moobela, C., & Price, I. (2008)
The Potential of Complexity Theory in Understanding Urban Regeneration Processes. In L. F. Dennard, K. Richardson, & G. Morçöl (Eds.), Complexity and Policy Analysis: Tools and Concepts for Designing Robust Policies in a Complex World. ISCE Publishing

Unlocking the Barriers to Participation of Black and Minority Ethnic Communities in the Decision-Making Processes: The Potential of Multimedia

Journal Article
Mahdjoubi, L., & Moobela, C. (2008)
Unlocking the Barriers to Participation of Black and Minority Ethnic Communities in the Decision-Making Processes: The Potential of Multimedia. International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations: Annual Review, 8(2), 141-154. https://doi.org/10.18848/1447-9532/cgp/v08i02/39513
Cerebrating diversity has become one of the most important exports from political science into everyday language usage. As many political boundaries continue to fall under the...

Integrating our nation’s diversity: Exploring the roles of multimedia in fostering multicultural participation, Volume 4: The Potential of Visual Simulation in Encouraging Participation of BME Communities in Planning: Lessons from the Barton Hill Redevelopment in Bristol, United Kingdom

Report
Mahdjoubi, L., & Moobela, C. (2007)
Integrating our nation’s diversity: Exploring the roles of multimedia in fostering multicultural participation, Volume 4: The Potential of Visual Simulation in Encouraging Participation of BME Communities in Planning: Lessons from the Barton Hill Redevelopment in Bristol, United Kingdom. Bristol: British Academy

Integrating our nation’s diversity: Exploring the roles of multimedia in fostering multicultural participation, Volume 1: Participation of minority and ethnic communities in planning decision-making processes

Report
Mahdjoubi, L., & Moobela, C. (2007)
Integrating our nation’s diversity: Exploring the roles of multimedia in fostering multicultural participation, Volume 1: Participation of minority and ethnic communities in planning decision-making processes. Bristol: British Academy
This report represents Volume 1 of a series of reports on ‘Integrating our Nation’s Diversity in the Planning process: Exploring the Potential of Multimedia in Fostering Multi...

Integrating our nation’s diversity: Exploring the roles of multimedia in fostering multicultural participation, Volume 2: Methods of communication in planning participation

Report
Mahdjoubi, L., & Moobela, C. (2007)
Integrating our nation’s diversity: Exploring the roles of multimedia in fostering multicultural participation, Volume 2: Methods of communication in planning participation. Bristol: British Academy

Integrating our nation’s diversity: Exploring the roles of multimedia in fostering multicultural participation, Volume 3: Communication media technologies

Report
Mahdjoubi, L., & Moobela, C. (2007)
Integrating our nation’s diversity: Exploring the roles of multimedia in fostering multicultural participation, Volume 3: Communication media technologies. Bristol: British Academy
This report is the third in the series of reports on the potential of multimedia in fostering multicultural participation in planning decision-making processes. The aim of the...

Assessing Urban Social Sustainability: Current Capabilities and Opportunities for Future Research

Journal Article
Castillo, H., Moobela, C., Price, A. D. F., & Mathur, V. N. (2007)
Assessing Urban Social Sustainability: Current Capabilities and Opportunities for Future Research. International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability: Annual Review, 3(3), 39-50. https://doi.org/10.18848/1832-2077/cgp/v03i03/54355
The increased importance of the concept of sustainable development combined with the need for an evidence-based approach to policy development, has created the need for reliab...

From worst slum to best example of regeneration: Complexity in the regeneration of Hulme, Manchester

Journal Article
Moobela, C. (2005)
From worst slum to best example of regeneration: Complexity in the regeneration of Hulme, Manchester. Emergence: Complexity & Organization, 7(1), 29-42
One of the celebrated features of the emergence of 'complexity thinking' on the research scene is its acclaimed ability to cut across disciplinary boundaries, offering potenti...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) research grant
  • Savills PLC occupiers database
  • Portsmouth City Council Brownfield site strategy
  • British Academy / UWE multicultural participation in planning & design

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • PhD supervision - Forbes, S. (2021)
  • PhD supervision - Parry, R. K. (2016)