Dr Kurannen Baaki

School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment

Kurannen joined Liverpool John Moores University in 2019 as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Built Environment and teaches primarily Building Surveying and Facilities Management courses. Kurannen holds a National Diploma (ND) in Estate Management from Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna, Nigeria, a Higher National Diploma (HND) also in Estate Management from Kaduna Polytechnic, a Master of Facilities and Maintenance Management (MFMM) (with Distinction) from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and a PhD in Asset and Facilities Management also from the University of Malaya. Kurannen has authored several publications in international peer reviewed journals and has presented papers at various international conferences, as well as done guest speaking. Kurannen is a Graduate Member of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers and Ordinary Member of the Malaysian Association of Facility Management. Kurannen’s research interests include sustainable facilities management (waste management), strategic facilities management, sustainable building refurbishment and adaptation, fire safety in buildings.

Degrees

2019, University of Malaya, Malaysia, PhD
2015, University of Malaya, Malaysia, Master of Facilities and Maintenance Management (MFMM)
2008, Kaduna Polytechnic, Nigeria, Higher National Diploma (HND)
2006, Kaduna Polytechnic, Nigeria, Ordinary National Diploma (OND)

Academic appointments

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present

Postgraduate training

PGCert LTHE, UK, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - 2021

Journal article

Purumal K, Ali AS, Zakaria N, Baaki TK. 2021. Systematic literature review on green maintenance principles and maintenance performance indicators for green buildings design Journal of Design and Built Environment, 21 :59-75 Publisher Url Public Url

Akashah FW, Baaki TK, Anuar MF, Azmi NF, Yahya Z. 2020. Factors Affecting Adoption of Emergency Evacuation Strategies in High-Rise Office Buildings Journal of Design and Built Environment, 20 :1-21 Publisher Url Public Url

Baaki TK, Baharum MR, Ali AS, Jafa'ar MH. 2020. Exploring sustainable healthcare waste management implementation in teaching hospitals in Malaysia Journal of Building Performance, 11 :54-67 Publisher Url Public Url

Olanrele OO, Fateye OB, Adegunle TO, Ajayi CA, Said R, Baaki K. 2020. Causal effects of macroeconomic predictors on real estate investment trust’s (REIT’s) performance in Nigeria Pacific Rim Property Research Journal, 26 :149-171 DOI

Baaki TK, Baharum MR, Ali AS. 2019. Determining a conceptual framework for safe and sustainable health-care waste management (SSHCWM) implementation in health-care facilities Journal of Facilities Management, 17 :40-56 DOI

Ali AS, Azmi NF, Baaki TK. 2018. Cost performance of building refurbishment works: the case of Malaysia International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 36 :41-62 DOI

Akashah FW, Baaki TK, Lee SP. 2017. Fire risk assessment of low cost high rise residential buildings in Kuala Lumpur: A case study Journal of Design and Built Environment, 17 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Baaki TK, Baharum MR, Akashah FW. 2017. Critical success factors of medical waste management implementation in healthcare facilities in Nigeria: A case study Journal of Design and Built Environment, 17 :18-35 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Akashah FW, Wan-Teh WSN, Baaki TK. 2016. Fire Risk Assessment of Historic Buildings in Malacca World Heritage Site The Malaysian Surveyor, 51 :30-38 Publisher Url Public Url

Baaki TK, Ali AS. 2016. An assessment of medical waste management practices in selected healthcare facilities in Benue State, Nigeria: A case study WASTE MANAGEMENT, 49 :II-IV Author Url

Baaki TK, Baharum MR, Pitt M, Davies S. Associated factors of medical waste management practices in developing countries: a review International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, Public Url

Conference publication

Baaki TK, Baharum MR, Ali AS. 2016. A review of sustainable facilities management knowledge and practice Kamaruzzaman SNB, Ali ASB, Azmi NFB, Chua SJL. 4TH INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CONTROL CONFERENCE 2016 (IBCC 2016), 4th International Building Control Conference (IBCC) 66 :1-10 DOI Author Url

Baaki TK, Baharum MR, Ali AS. An assessment of medical waste management practices in Nigeria Peritamby A, Emenike CU. International Conference on Waste Management and Environment 2015: Paradigm Transformation in Waste Management towards a Greener Environment

Mutezo GM, Bothwell B, Baaki TK. A mini-review of waste-to-energy consideration in renewable energy and waste management policies in South Africa Peritamby A, Emenike CU. International Conference on Waste Management and Environment 2015: Paradigm Transformation in Waste Management towards a Greener Environment

Thesis/Dissertation

Baaki T. Sustainable Healthcare Waste Management in University Teaching Hospitals in Malaysia Baharum M, Ali A.

Research Grants Awarded:

THIS (The Healthcare Improvement Studies) Institute, University of Cambridge (THEMED Fellowship: Environmental Sustainability Fellowship), Developing An Implementation Assessment Tool for Sustainable Healthcare Waste Management (SHCWM): Case Study of An NHS Trust, Grant value (£): £101,137, Duration of research project: 24 months. 2022

Teaching qualification:

PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. 2021

Other invited event:

One-Day Seminar on Let’s Talk PhD 2021, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Guest Speaker on the topic 'The Last Hurdle: Surviving a Viva Voce'. 2021

One-Day Webinar on Traditional and Modern Methods of Construction, University of Kurdistan, Iran, Guest Speaker on the topic 'Overview of traditional and modern methods of construction'. 2020

One-Day Seminar on Facilities Management, School of Environmental Studies, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Nigeria, Guest Speaker on the topic 'Facilities management: current understanding and future outlook'. 2018

Conference presentation:

Assessing sustainable healthcare waste management implementation in two large hospitals in Malaysia, High Performance Asset: Forging Ahead. 3rd National Asset & Facility Management Convention, Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), Putrajaya, Malaysia, Oral presentation. 2018

Strategic facilities planning (SFP) and users’ satisfaction scale for Nigerian universities: a data integrity study, Innovation and Livability in the Built Environment. 11th ASEAN Post Graduate Seminar (APGS), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Oral presentation. 2017

A review of sustainable facilities management knowledge and practice, Intelligent, Sustainable and Resilient Towards Inclusivity in the Built Environment. 4th International Building Control Conference (IBCC), Hotel Pullman, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Oral presentation. 2016

Assessment of medical waste management practices in selected healthcare facilities in Benue State, Nigeria, Paradigm Transformation in Waste Management towards a Greener Environment. 2nd International Conference on Waste Management and Environment, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Oral presentation. 2015

Associated factors of medical waste management practices in developing countries: a review, Cities and Environment: Turning Challenges into Opportunities. 8th ASEAN Post Graduate Seminar (APGS), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Oral presentation. 2014

Other Professional Activity:

Reviewer for: Waste Management & Research (WM&R); Journal of Facilities Management (JFM); Facilities, International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation (IJBPA); International Journal of Real Estate Studies (INTREST); Journal of Surveying, Construction and Property (JSCP).

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