Dr Apollo Tutesigensi

Dr Apollo Tutesigensi


Having graduated with a first class degree in Civil Engineering from Makerere University, I went on to work in road design and documentation.  In addition to being a member of the design teams for a number of road schemes in central Uganda, I was part of a small team that prepared and produced a national road maintenance manual for Uganda.  I also had a stint managing construction projects at different phases in Uganda.

My career as an academic in the UK started in 2000.  Over the years, I have delivered a variety of modules ranging from ‘construction technology’ to ‘project management tools and techniques’ at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  I have led a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at two Universities and have been External Examiner at three different Universities in the UK.  I have supervised six PhD candidates to successful completion and examined several PhD candidates as an internal and external examiner.

One of my research interests is carbon emissions from the construction industry. In 2008, I co-authored a paper entitled ‘A framework for appraising construction projects using carbon footprint’.  The paper was described by colleagues as ‘ground-breaking’ and subsequently received Honourable Mention in the Parsons Brinkerhoff 2009 Professional Publication of the Year Awards.  Some of the ideas in the paper are similar to what was eventually implemented in the Institution of Civil Engineers CESMM3 Carbon and Price Book 2011 published in 2010 as the pioneering database dealing with quantification of carbon dioxide emissions from construction activities.

A significant part of my recent research at The University of Leeds has been about reducing carbon dioxide emissions from construction industry activities.  I have been working with one of my PhD researchers to address procedural and policy issues in the consideration of embodied carbon/energy in building projects.  Over the next few years, I will be researching on the idea of zero energy construction sites.


  • Programme Leader - MEng, BEng Civil Engineering with Project Management

Research interests

  • Sustainable construction
  • Construction economics
  • Infrastructure project mandating and initiation
  • Health and safety in construction
  • Engineering pedagogy
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD, Construction Project Management, University of Leeds, 1999.
  • MSc (Eng) (Distinction), International Construction Management and Engineering, University of Leeds,
  • MA, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Portsmouth, 2004.
  • PgC, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Portsmouth, 2001.
  • BSc(Eng)(Hons) (First Class), Civil Engineering, Makerere University, 1993.

Professional memberships

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy.

Student education

I am involved in teaching and running tutorials on several modules, supervising taught postgraduate dissertation students, undergraduate dissertation students as well as acting as personal tutor to undergraduate students at all levels of study.  I am also involved in supervising PhD students as either main or second supervisor.

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>
    <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/298-engineering-education-for-competence-and-commitment">Engineering education for competence and commitment</a></li> <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/306-management-of-health,-safety-and-wellbeing-in-the-construction-industry">Management of health, safety and wellbeing in the construction industry</a></li>