My Profile

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD (Architecture), University of Sydney, 1993
  • MSc (Estate Management), National University of Singapore, 1989
  • B Land Surveying (First Class Honors & University Medal), University of Newcastle, 1984

Employment Record

  • Associate Professor, NUS, 1999-
  • Assistant Professor, NUS, 1998-9
  • Senior Lecturer, NUS, 1996-8
  • Lecturer, NUS, 1993-5
  • Senior Tutor, NUS, 1986-92
  • Senior Planning Officer, Ministry of Education, Singapore, 1986
  • Land Surveyor, Hunter District Water Board, 1983

Selected Appointments

  • Rotational Chairman, International Project Management Education Union, 2004-5
  • Vice-Dean (Academic) School of Design and Environment, 2006-
  • Dy Head of Department (Academic), 2004-6
  • Program Director, MSc(Project Management), 2002-
  • Co-Director, Centre for Project Management and Construction Law, 2005-7
  • Associate, Asia Research Institute, 2006-8
  • Program Director, BSc(Real Estate), 1995-9

Editorial Activities

  • Editor, Journal of Spatial Science, 2004 -
  • Editorial Board member, International Journal of Project Management, 2005 -
  • Editorial Board member, Construction Annual Review, 2008 -
  • Editorial Review Panel member, International Journal of Construction Project Management, 2008 -
  • Editorial Board member, Journal of Real Estate and Construction, 1995-6

Reviewer

  • International Journal of Construction Project Management
  • Construction Management and Economics
  • International Journal of Project Management
  • ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
  • International Journal of Construction Management
  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
  • Management, Procurement and Law
  • Journal of Construction Research
  • Management Decision
  • Habitat International
  • Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building
  • Research Grants Council, Hong Kong

Consultancies

  • National University Hospital, 2008
  • Keppel Offshore and Marine, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Housing and Development Board, 2007
  • U21Global/Indian Oil Corp Ltd, 2006-9
  • NUS-University of Moratuwa International Executive Project Management Program, 2004-9
  • Pidemco Land , 1999, 2000
  • Lend Lease Asia Holdings, 2000
  • Bi-Lih & Lee, 1999
  • Real Estate Developers Association, Singapore, 1995
  • Singapore-UN Development Program in Urban Management, 1996, 1997
  • Colombo Plan Training Awards on Project Management, 1996
  • Colombo Plan Training Awards on Property Valuation and Taxation, 1996

Invited Speaker

  • CIOB-NUS 3rd International Conference on “Managing construction in an economic crisis”, Singapore, 2009
  • Research Methodology Workshop, School of Housing, Building & Planning, University Sains Malaysia, 2008
  • 5th Annual Strategic Procurement Forum, 2005, Singapore. Organized by Marcusevans.

Professional Activities

  • Certified Professional, Spatial Sciences Institute, 2005-
  • Member, Certification Committee, PMI-DNV OPM3 Certification of Assessors and Consultants
  • Member, Project Management Institute
  • Member, Spatial Sciences Institute, Australia
  • Member, Task Group 20 International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction
  • Academic correspondent, International Federation of Surveyors, various commissions

Awards

  • NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award, 2007/8
  • School Teaching Excellence Award, 2007/8
  • NUS General Education Module Incentive Award, 2007/8
  • NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award 2005/6
  • NUS Overseas Postgraduate Research Award, 1989-1992
  • University of Sydney Postgraduate Research Award,1989-1992
  • University Medal, University of Newcastle, 1984
  • Tony Herzog Award for outstanding undergraduate dissertation, 1984
  • Australian Photogrammetric Society Prize, 1984
  • The Institution of Surveyors, NSW Division, Hunter-Manning Group Prize, 1984
  • Board of Surveyors' (NSW) Medal, 1984
  • Association of Consulting Surveyors (NSW) Prize in Land Studies, 1984
  • Singapore Government Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship, 1981-4

External Examiner/Reviewer

  • Member, Program Committee, Asia-Pacific Research Conference on Project Management, 2010
  • Master of Construction Management thesis, Deakin University, 2009
  • Chair, Site Visit Team, PMI Global Accreditation Center, RMIT University, 2008
  • Member of Panel of Reviewers, 2nd International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries, 2008
  • Chair, Site Visit Team, PMI Global Accreditation Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2007
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Melbourne, PhD Thesis, 2006
  • Member, Site Visit Team, PMI Global Accreditation Center, University of  Technology, Sydney, 2006
  • Member, Site Visit Team, PMI Global Accreditation Center, University of  Sydney, 2006
  • Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, 2006
  • Department of Architecture, NUS, PhD Thesis, 2006, 2008
  • Department of Civil Engineering, NUS, PhD Thesis, 2006
  • Department of Architecture, NUS, MA(Arch) Thesis, 2002

Service

  • Member, Independent Academic Advisory Committee, Nanyang Institute of Management, 2005-
  • Key Appointment Holder (Brigade S2), Singapore Armed Forces, 2003-6
     
  • Member, Freshmen Seminar Committee, 2008
  • Member, NUS International Committee, 2008-
  • Member, Selection Panel, NUS Annie Tan Medal and Prize, 2008
  • Member, Conference Organizing Committee on Frontiers of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2007
  • Member, Committee of Inquiry, 2006, 2007
  • Member, NUS Board of Undergraduate Studies, 2006-
  • Member, University Committee for Education Policy, 2006-
  • Member, Outstanding Researcher Award Evaluation Committee 2006
  • Member, NUS Committee for University Scholars Program, 2006
  • Member, Interview Panel, French-NUS Student Exchange Award, 2006
  • Member, NUS Task Force on Advanced Placement for Polytechnic Students, 2006
  • Member, NUS General Education Steering Committee, 2004-
  • Member, University Research Committee Evaluation Panel for Humanities, 2005
  • Member, NUS Task Force to Develop Framework on Teaching of Research Methodology, 2004
  • Member, NUS Urban Studies Research Committee, 2001-3
  • Member, NUS Student Exchange Program Working Committee, 2002
  • Member, University Steering Committee on Quality Assurance, 2000
     
  • Chairman, SDE Selection Committee  for Undergraduate Scholarships, 2006-
  • Member, SDE Teaching Excellence Committee, 2004-6
  • Member, SDE Selection Committee for Undergraduate Donated Scholarships & Bursaries, 2003
  • Member, SDE Development of Teaching and Learning Committee, 2000
     
  • Chairman, Department Evaluation Committee, 2005-6
  • Chairman, Department Search Committee, 2004-5
  • Chairman, Practical Training Scheme, 2001-2
  • Chairman, Teaching Development Committee, 2000-1
  • Adviser, BEM Society, 1993-2001