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 a lecturer in Built Environment at the College of Engineering and Science 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
2020 Chan, M., & Ogunjobi, F. (201129). The eco-friendliness of Bio-Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) Auckland University of Technology.

Year Citation
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).
2022 Chan, M., Jin, H., & van, Kan. (221001). Assessment of driving factors for sustainable infrastructure development. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 185

doi: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2022.106490

2022 Jamei, E., Chan, M., Chau, H. W., Gaisie, E., & Lattman, K. (220901). Perceived Accessibility and Key Influencing Factors in Transportation. Sustainability (Switzerland), 14(17),

doi: 10.3390/su141710806

2022 Chan, M. (220730). Developing an innovative assessment framework for sustainable infrastructure development. Journal of Cleaner Production, (133185-133185).

doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.133185

2022 Chan, M., Masrom, M. AN., & Yasin, S. S. (220401). Selection of Low-Carbon Building Materials in Construction Projects: Construction Professionals Perspectives. Buildings, 12(4),

doi: 10.3390/buildings12040486

2021 Masrom, M. AN., Chan, M., & Ahamad, J. (211231). A Conceptual Innovative Risk Management Model for Commercial Buildings Refurbishment Projects. International Journal of Sustainable Construction Engineering and Technology, 12(3), (342-351).

doi: 10.30880/ijscet.2021.12.03.033

2021 Masrom, M. AN., Ying, C. B., Mohamed, S., Yassin, A. M., Wee, S. T., Haron, R. C., & Chan, M. (210101). Determining Critical Contributory Factors of Payment Default in Residential Construction Projects. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 13(5), (200-210).

doi: 10.30880/IJIE.2021.13.05.021

2021 Jin, H., Chan, M., Morda, R., Lou, C. X., & Vrcelj, Z. (210101). A scientometric review of sustainable infrastructure research: visualization and analysis. International Journal of Construction Management,

doi: 10.1080/15623599.2021.2017114

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, Dr 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


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