Miss Nancy Biney

Research project: An investigation into the social aspects of unused infrastructure projects: A Case of Ghana


The research aims to answer the question: Why do governments invest money into much needed infrastructure projects and do not put them to use? The question of completed unused infrastructure projects has been given minimal attention in academia so far. But there is now a growing interest in uncompleted abandoned projects especially in developing countries. This project focuses on Ghana, this is because, in recent times this topic has received a lot of attention in the Ghanaian local media and has raised some very important questions that I believe an academic research will highlight and give some insights in to the current situation. It has also been noted that within the current context of infrastructure development in Ghana, there is the need for adequate strategies that will address the associated issues of abandonment and that is what the output of the research aims to provide.

  • Research degree: PhD
  • Title of project: An investigation into the social aspects of unused infrastructure projects: A Case of Ghana
  • Research supervisor: Professor Giampiero Favato


I started my tertiary education with a degree in Banking and finance in Central university college (Ghana), after school, I worked in the Human Resources department and later moved to the facilities department of Guinness Ghana Breweries Group. (Ghana) it was there I developed my interest in projects. I pursued a masters in project management at the university of Hertfordshire (UK) when I was in school I Joined Mitie Aviation security where I have worked in different roles. After years of working in the security/Aviation industry  I decided  to develop my learning development knowledge and interest and branch in to academia hence taking up a PhD in project management, stakeholder management and Sustainability.

Areas of research interest

  • Project Management
  • Public Infrastructure
  • Social Sustainability
  • Stakeholder Management


  • BSc. Banking & Finance
  • MSc. Project Management.
  • Masters in Research (MRes)