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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: Early childhood education and care policy, Schools policy

    Kate Noble works in early childhood education and care (preschool and childcare) and schools policy.

  • 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.

  • Emeritus Professor Warren Payne 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: Tertiary education policy, Higher Education policy, Vocational education and training (VET) policy, Research, Public policy

    Sarah Pilcher has considerable public policy experience across school and tertiary education, skills and the labour market, having worked for governments at both the state and federal level.

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