School of Civil Engineering and Surveying


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Dr Cletus Moobela

  • Qualifications: PhD, MLE, BSc, PgC, FHEA, MRICS
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth (UK) PO1 3AH
  • Telephone: 023 9284 2143
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  • Department: School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
  • Faculty: Faculty of Technology


I work as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, UK, where I am responsible for teaching property valuation and development/investment appraisal to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. I have previously worked as a Research Associate at the University of Reading, focussing on asset management strategies for social housing and as a Research Fellow at Loughborough University exploring social sustainability assessment. My research interests revolve around the three themes of social capital, complexity theory, and social sustainability as they relate to the built environment. I have published in excess of 20 refereed articles and spoken at numerous local and international conferences around these themes. Prior to commencement of my PhD, I had been working as a Lecturer in Property Valuation and Investment Appraisal at Copperbelt University. I hold numerous other positions many institutions in academia, including externals examiner roles and acting as an Advisor to the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) in the UK.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Introduction to property valuation
  • Property investment and development
  • Valuation and estate management
  • Property valuation and specialised applications
  • Environmental management
  • Property economics, investment and development
  • Dissertation and Independent project


  • Social capital and the built environment
  • Social sustainability and its assessment
  • Complex adaptive systems and the built environment

Research profile

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