Section: Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Sustainable infrastructure
  • Strategic procurement
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Sustainability in the built environment

Available to supervise research students

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About Melissa Chan

Melissa Chan is Course Chair in Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) at the College of Sport, Health and Engineering at Victoria University. She has worked professionally as a Procurement and Contracts Executive. Melissa previously obtained professional accreditation with the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) and she has taught courses in construction and project management. She is currently undertaking teaching responsibilities in procurement management, cost planning and safety/risk management.

Melissa’s current research interests include strategic procurement, sustainable infrastructure, and construction health and safety. She has been successful in applying for university and industry funded research grants in construction procurement and sustainable infrastructure. In addition to research, Melissa regularly consults with the industry on various topics including construction innovation and occupational health and safety.


  • PhD
  • MSc
  • BSc

Key publications

Year Citation
2023 Sandanayake, M., Chan, M., Vrcelj, Z., Miao, Y., Law, T., Zhao, J., Mukhaimar, A., & Yang, L. (230412). Key components of a VR-enabled interactive platform to facilitate effective construction risk and safety education (pp. 79-90). Routledge.

doi: 10.1201/9781003213796-8

Year Citation
2023 Chan, M. (230926). Influence of digital technologies on student learning and engagement in construction and engineering (CE) education in block mode delivery- Towards digital learning future Victoria University.
2023 Mukhaimar, A., Miao, Y., Vrcelj, Z., Gu, B., Yang, A., Zhao, J., Sandanayake, M., & Chan, M. (230101). Multi-person tracking for virtual reality surrounding awareness Paper presented at Proceedings - 2023 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops, VRW 2023 (pp. 593-594).

doi: 10.1109/VRW58643.2023.00139

Year Citation
2024 Dang, P., Geng, L., Niu, Z., Chan, M., Yang, W., & Gao, S. (240109). A VALUE-BASED NETWORK ANALYSIS FOR STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT THROUGH PREFABRICATED CONSTRUCTION LIFE CYCLE: EVIDENCE FROM CHINA. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 30(1), (49-66).

doi: 10.3846/jcem.2024.20726

2024 Abdulsalam, R. S., Chan, M., Masrom, M. AN., & Nawawi, A. H. (240101). Benefits and challenges of implementing green building development in Nigeria. Built Environment Project and Asset Management,

doi: 10.1108/BEPAM-09-2022-0143

2024 Azizi, M., Baghalzadeh, Shishehgarkhaneh., Basiri, M., Moehler, R. C., Fang, Y., & Chan, M. (240101). Wolf-Bird Optimizer (WBO): A novel metaheuristic algorithm for Building Information Modeling-based resource tradeoff. Journal of Engineering Research (Kuwait),

doi: 10.1016/j.jer.2023.11.024

2023 Lin, Y., Yuan, X., Yang, W., Chan, M., & Tian, L. (231001). Impact of outdoor particulate matter 2.5 pollution on natural ventilation energy saving potential in office buildings in China. Journal of Building Engineering, 76

doi: 10.1016/j.jobe.2023.107425

2023 Almatari, H. AQ., Chan, M., & Masrom, M. AN. (230101). Factors inhibiting the adoption of industrial revolution 4.0 inMalaysian construction industry. Smart and Sustainable Built Environment,

doi: 10.1108/SASBE-10-2022-0232

2023 Jin, H., Chan, M., Morda, R., Lou, C. X., & Vrcelj, Z. (230101). A scientometric review of sustainable infrastructure research: visualization and analysis. International Journal of Construction Management, 23(11), (1847-1855).

doi: 10.1080/15623599.2021.2017114

2022 Jamei, E., Chan, M., Chau, H. W., Gaisie4, E., & Lattman, K. (221019). Review of Perceived Accessibility, and Key Influencing Factors 2 in Transportation. Sustainability, (x-x).

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Digital transformation of construction industry for improved quality and safety
From: Victorian Higher Education Strategic Investment Fund
Other investigators: Prof Zora Vrcelj, Prof Yuan Miao, Dr Malindu Sandanayake, Dr Ayad Turky, Dr Le Li, Mr Nima Izadyar, Dr Hongen Lu, Mrs Shuo Chen, Prof Hua Wang, Dr Hing-wah Chau
For period: 2021-2022
Social Value Creation for Transport and Infrastructure
From: Victorian Higher Education Strategic Investment Fund
Other investigators: Dr Malindu Sandanayake, Dr Xiaocui Lou, Aspr Elmira Jamei, Dr Hing-wah Chau, Aspr David Goodwin, Prof Zora Vrcelj, Dr Riccardo Natoli, Dr Jonny Bouras
For period: 2021-2022

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

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Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Associate supervisor


Details of this Researcher's career are currently unavailable.