Our Academic staff

  Professor Julie Mills
  Head of School

  teaching Interests

  • Project based learning                             

  Associate Professor James Ward
  Associate Head: Teaching and Learning
  Senior Lecturer – Water & Environmental Engineering

   teaching Interests

  • Water Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering and Modelling


  Associate Professor Rameez Rameezdeen

  Associate Head: Programs
  Senior Lecturer – Construction Management and Economics

  teaching Interests

  • Quantity Surveying

  Professor Peter Teasdale

  Director Natural and Built Environments Research Centre       (NBERC)
  Professor -  Environmental Sciences

  teaching Interests

  • Water Chemistry
  • Soils in the Australian Landscape


  Dr Faisal Ahammed
  Program Director - Civil Engineering PG Programs
  Lecturer – Civil Engineering

    teaching interests

  • Project based teaching
  • Industry driven teaching
  • Water engineering software


  Dr Jun Ahn 
  Lecturer – Construction  

    teaching interests

  • Human-centred approach to construction safety
  • Human-centred approach to smart built environments


  Mr Scott Allen
  Lecturer - Land Surveying 

    teaching interests

  • Cadastral surveying

  Associate Professor Nicholas Chileshe
  Research Education Portfolio Leader, City East Campus
  Associate Professor - Construction and Project Management

   teaching interests

  • Risk Management
  • Sustainable Construction Management
  • Construction Business and Strategic Management

  Dr Jeremy Coggins
  Senior Lecturer - Construction Management and Economics

   teaching interests

  • Contract Administration
  • Commercial Contract Management

 Dr Paul Corcoran
Program Director - Environmental and Geospational Sciences

   teaching interests

  • Surveying
  • Cartography
  • GIS

  Mr Mark Ellis
  Lecturer – Civil Engineering

   teaching interests

  • Advanced Concrete
  • Green Buildings
  • Crumbed Rubber Concrete

  Mr Rob Freda
  Lecturer – Construction 

    teaching interests

  • Construction
  • Advanced Builing Surveying
  • Development Regulation

  Mrs Debbie Frisby

  Lecturer – Construction 

    teaching interests

  • Fire Engineering
  • Development Regulations
  • Building Surveying
  • Asset Management and Building Pathology

  Mr John Gelder 
  Program Director - Construction
  Lecturer – Construction

    teaching interests

  • Integrated Project
  • Construction Materials
  • Construction
  • Buillding Services

  Dr Reza Hassanli
  Lecturer - Civil Engineering

    teaching interests

  • Prestressed concrete
  • Self-centering structures
  • Seismic rehalibitation of bridges and building
  • Precast concrete
  • Masonry structures

  Dr Guna Hewa Alankarage
  Senior Lecturer in Water Resources Management 
  Research Education Porfolio Leader, Mawson Lakes Campus

    teaching interests

  • Surface water hydrology
  • Hydraulics
  • Hydrological modelling and statistical hydrology

  Ms Jacqueline Jepson
  Program Director - Project Management for OUA Programs

    teaching interests

  • Management Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Forecasting and Data Analysis
  • Strategic Management

  Dr Rajibul Karim

  Lecturer - Civil Engineering

    teaching interests

  • Soft soil engineering
  • Soil atmospheric boundary interaction
  • Climate change
  • Expansive soils
  • Soil structure interaction

  Associate Professor Gunnar Keppel

  Associate Professor – Environmental Biology

    teaching interests

  • Biodiversity
  • Climate change refugia
  • Conservation
  • Environmental heterogeneity (habitat diversity)
  • Island biology

  Dr Ki Kim
  Lecturer – Construction

    teaching interests

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Project Management / Construction Management
  • Project Planning and Control (MS Project / Primavera 6)
  • Sustainable Construction / Refurbishment

  Associate Professor Konstantinos Kirytopoulos

  Associate Professor - Construction Management and Project   Management

     teaching interests

  • Modern Pedagogy
  • Educational tools development
  • EQ 
  • Use of state of the art tools and techniques in teaching

  Dr Tony Ma
  Program Director - Construction and Project Management 
  Senior Lecturer – Construction Management and Project           Management

     teaching interests

  • Quantity Surveying Practice
  • Contract Administration and Management
  • Project Management
  • Project Procurement

  Dr Xing Ma
  Senior Lecturer – Structural Engineering  
  Research Education Portfolio Leader, Mawson Lakes     Campus

     teaching interests

  • Structural Mechanics
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Structural Design in Steel
  • Composite design

  Dr Jorge Ochoa Paniagua
  Lecturer – OUA Project Management

    teaching interests

  • Sustainable Construciton
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Schedulling

  Dr Justin Payne

  Director – Master of Environmental Science and  Master of   Surveying 
  Lecturer - Geoscience

    teaching interests

  • Earth Systems
  • Coastal Environments

  Associate Professor S. Topa Petit

  Associate Professor - Environment
  NBERC Strand Leader - Environmental Stewardship

    teaching interests

  • Ecology and biodiversity conservation
  • Reserach Methods

  Associate Professor Mizanur Rahman
  Associate Professor - Civil Engineering  
  NBERC Strand Leader - Water and Natural Resources

    teaching interests

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Advanced Soil Mechanics


  Associate Professor Tom Raimondo
  Program Director - Bachelor of Environmental Science   and Bachelor of Geospatial Science
  Lecturer - Geoscience

    teaching interests

  • Technology-enhanced learning and teaching
  • Immersive virtual environments
  • Field teaching
  • Online student engagement
  • Mobil learning games

  Ms Elizabeth Smith

  Program Director - Civil Engineering UG Programs
  Lecturer - Civil Engineering

    teaching interests

  • Sustainable Energy Management
  • Engineering Design
  • Professional Practice

  Dr Sekhar Somenahalli
  Senior Lecturer – Civil Engineering

     teaching interests

  • Public Transport Planning
  • Geographic Information Systems Applications
  • Ageing and Transport

  Professor John Van Leeuwen

  Professor - Civil Engineering

    teaching interests

  • Water and waste water quality and treatment
  • modelling water treatment processes and catchment management

 Associate Professor Delene Weber
Associate Professor - Environmental Science

   teaching interests

  • Environmental Interpretation and Coomunity Engagement
  • Parks and Wilderness Management


  Mr Anthony Wood
  Lecturer – OUA Project Management

    teaching interests

  • Principles of Project Management
  • Professional Practice project

  Professor Yan Zhuge
  Professor - Structural Engineering

    teaching interests

  • Structural Engineering
  • Composite and hybrid construction materials
  • Numerical modelling
  • Sustainable concrete material

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