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  • Expertise: Dynamic simulation of engineering systems interdependencies, Advanced technologies in offsite construction, Lean-Six-Sigma and BIM integration within prefabricated buildings, Circular economy and agile concepts applications in AEC, Project and engineering management, Multi-criteria decision making of engineering and construction systems.

    Dr Sherif Mostafa is the Program Director of the Bachelor of Building (Construction Management) course. Sherif is an experienced ‘pracademic’ with over 10 years of industry experience in delivering engineering projects. He has worked in positions including consulting engineer, and project and planning engineer in the areas of residential and commercial buildings, asset maintenance and project management.

  • Expertise: Australian Rules Football, Italian migration, knowledge and the state, Middle Eastern studies, world history

    Professor Robert Pascoe has written over 20 books and technical reports on social history and Australian education. His current projects include a history of Australian football in colonial times, The Big Men Fly in Marvellous Melbourne and a history of Australian football in sculpture and paintings. He teaches world history, history of the modern Middle East and histories of immigrant Australia.

  • Professor Warren Payne is Vice-President (Science) Sports Medicine Australia Fellows and a member of advisory panels for Victorian Health Promotion Foundation and Sport and Recreation Victoria. He has published over 200 refereed publications, conference proceedings and major industry reports in the areas of physical activity and health and fitness requirements of physically demanding jobs.

  • Expertise: Sustainable tourism, risk and recovery, Gender equity and cultural diversity in education, training and employment, International mobility and Australian diasporas

    Dr Joanne Pyke's research interests are women's policy, access and equity in employment and education, cultural diversity and wellbeing research. Her current focus is on the implications of trans-nationalism and examining its connections of Australian diasporas. She is also researching the implications of the international student industry and its role in promoting 'brain circulation'.

  • Expertise: Business models, Business strategy, Industry development

    Professor Bruce Rasmussen’s areas of expertise and research interests include innovation, business models, business strategy and industry development issues. He has held senior positions in both the public and private sectors, most notably as Assistant Director General, Finance in the Department of Management and Budget of the State of Victoria.

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