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Biography

Dr Jason von Meding is currently Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, having been previously engaged as a Lecturer at Queen's University Belfast, UK. He has taught and tutored in a University environment since 2006, delivering specialised content in research methods and disaster management, while furthering his extensive research endeavours in a range of areas including disaster resilience, BIM, strategic management and international construction, collaborating with a range of industrial and humanitarian partners, cultivating a growing international reputation as an emerging researcher. 

He is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, acts as a reviewer for various international publications and has been invited to participate in scientific committees related to his areas of expertise. Having undertaken undergraduate and postgraduate studies in architecture, as well as a period of industry experience in an architectural firm, with doctoral studies in disaster management, he is able to move between engineering and architectural disciplines with ease and thrives in a multidisciplinary research and teaching environment.

In his career to date, he has successfully secured over a million dollars in external research funding, honed a specialty in bid-writing, and has demonstrated leadership capabilities in both programme administration and as part of a research unit.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Disaster Construction Management), Queens University of Belfast - Ireland, 12/12/2013
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Queens University of Belfast - Ireland, 31/12/2007
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)(Architecture), Queens University of Belfast - Ireland, 31/12/2004

Research

Research keywords

  • Building Information Modeling
  • Construction in Developing Countries
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Post-Disaster Reconstruction
  • Resilient Infrastructure

Research expertise

Jason has conducted extensive research endeavours in a range of areas including disaster resilience, strategic management and international construction, collaborating with a range of industrial and humanitarian partners.

He is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, acts as a reviewer for various international publications and has been invited to participate in scientific committees related to his areas of expertise.

Jason has successfully secured over a million dollars in the UK in external research funding and is experienced in the composition of successful research proposals.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

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Appointments

Co-ordinator
CIB W120 (Working Commission on Disasters and the Built Environment) (Australia)
01/11/2013
Guest Editor
Special Issue of the International Journal of Architecture Research (IJAR) on Post-Conflict and Post-Disaster Reconstruction, November 2013 (Australia)
01/11/2013
Organising Committee
Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2013, Hanoi (Viet Nam)
01/11/2011 - 01/03/2013
Organising Committee
Disaster Resilience Conference 2015, Newcastle, NSW (Australia)
01/01/2014

Awards

Distinction.

2014Literati Award Winner 2014: Built Environment Project and Asset Management
Emerald Group Publishing (Hong Kong)
Highly Commended Paper: A Framework for Stakeholder Management and Corporate Culture, Volume 3, Issue 1

Invitations

Building Resilience through Building Information Modeling
University of Auckland, New Zealand (Invited Presenter)
2014
Disaster and Development Research
Ministry of Construction, Viet Nam (Invited Presenter)
2013
Emergency Management in Developed vs Developing Countries
Architecture Sans Frontières – UK, United Kingdom (Invited Presenter)
2011
Critical Success Factors for Construction Quality in Brunei Darussalam
National University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi, Viet Nam (Invited Presenter)
2011

Collaboration

Jason has established links with various humanitarian sector agencies through field research in South-East Asia, and is meanwhile actively collaborating with several international research networks and organisations:

i-Rec, University of Montreal

ANDROID, EU resilience network

UNISDR, Geneva

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Council, USA

CIC W120 Disasters and the Built Environment

In addition, his research in BIM has enabled the creation of links within the UK construction industry with several commercial partners.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Jason has demonstrated leadership capabilities in both programme administration and as part of a research unit. He previously led the research team in Construction Management at Queen's University Belfast before his appointment at University of Newcastle, and was heavily involved in the administration of the Masters programme in Construction and Project Management at QUB.

At UoN, Jason is course coordinator for ARBE6604 Professional Practice in Post-Disaster Management, ARBE4302 Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment and ARBE4121B Research in the Built Environment B.

Other Responsibilities:

• International Student Recruitment in Asia

• School Marketing Committee Member

• PhD/Masters Confirmation and Upgrade Chair and Committee Member Positions

• Research Ethics Application Reviewer

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Construction Management
  • Post-Disaster Reconstruction
  • Project Management
  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Management

Teaching expertise

Jason has been teaching and tutoring in a university environment since 2006, and before UofN he was on faculty at Queen's University Belfast in the UK. He has experience in the delivery of content including research methods, construction and project management, disaster resilience, post-disaster reconstruction and organisational behaviour and strategy.

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Publications

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Journal article (19 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Konanahalli A, Oyedele L, Spillane J, Coates R, Von Meding JK, Ebohon J, 'Cross-Cultural Intelligence (CQ): It's Impact on British Expatriates Adjustment in International Construction Projects', International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 7 423-448 (2014) [C1]
2013Brewer G, McVeigh A, Von Meding JK, 'An evaluation of the usefulness of actor network theory in understanding the complexities of vulnerability and resilience in post-disaster reconstruction', International Journal of Architectural Research, 7 80-92 (2013) [C1]

Co-authors: Graham Brewer

2013Spillane J, Oyedele L, Von Meding JK, Konanahalli A, Jaiyeob B, Tijani I, 'Critical factors affecting management of site operatives and personnel in confined construction site', International Journal of Information Technology Project Management, 4 92-108 (2013) [C1]
2013Yilmaz D, Von Meding JK, Kirkmaz Erk G, 'A Theoretical Approach to the Design of a Survey Instrument in Post-Disaster Reconstruction: Defining Indicators for a Human-Based Study in Rural Built-Environment', International Journal of Architectural Research, 7 40-56 (2013) [C1]
2013Von Meding JK, McAllister K, Oyedele L, Kelly K, 'A Framework for Stakeholder Management and Corporate Culture', Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 3 21-41 (2013) [C1]
2013Bruen J, Von Meding JK, Hadjri K, 'An Analysis of an International NGOs Design Decision Making in Post-Disaster Developing Country Context: A Sri Lanka Case Study', International Journal of Architectural Research, 7 130-145 (2013) [C1]
2013Oyedele L, Regan M, Von Meding JK, Ahmed A, Ebohan J, Elnokaly A, 'Reducing Waste to Landfill in the UK: Identifying Impediments and Critical Solutions', Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Dev, 10 131-142 (2013) [C1]
2013Bruen J, Hadjri K, Von Meding J, 'Design Drivers for Affordable and Sustainable housing in Developing Countries', The Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, 7 1220-1228 (2013) [C2]
2013Von Meding JK, MacKee J, Gajendran T, 'Editorial: Built Environment Perspectives on Post-Disaster Reconstruction', International Journal of Architectural Research, 7 8-13 (2013) [C3]
2013Yilmaz DG, Von Meding J, Erk GK, 'Post-Earthquake Damage Assessment Process and Problems in Turkey - A Case Study in Van Province', DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF STRUCTURES X, PTS 1 AND 2, 569-570 310-318 (2013)
2012Von Meding JK, 'Emergency Management in Developed Countries: An Investigation of Hazard Risk, Vulnerability and Government Response in the UK and USA', DISASTER ADVANCES, 5 921-927 (2012) [C1]
2012Konanahalli A, Oyedele L, von Meding J, Spillane J, Coates R, 'International projects and cross-cultural adjustments of British expatriates in Middle East: A qualitative investigation of influencing factors', Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 12 31-54 (2012) [C1]
2012Von Meding JK, Oyedele L, Cleland D, McGrath R, Bruen J, 'A Competence-Based Post-Disaster Reconstruction Process', The International Journal of the Constructed Environment, 2 51-66 (2012) [C1]
2012Spillane JP, Oyedele LO, von Meding J, 'Confined site construction: An empirical analysis of factors impacting health and safety management', Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 10 397-420 (2012) [C1]
2011Spillane J, Oyedele L, Von Meding JK, Konanahalli A, Jaiyeob B, Tijani I, 'Confined site construction: A qualitative investigation of critical issues affecting management of health and safety', Journal of Civil Engineering & Construction Tech., 2 138-146 (2011) [C1]
2011Spillane J, Oyedele L, Von Meding JK, Konanahalli A, Jaiyeob B, Tijani I, 'Challenges of UK/Irish contractors regarding material management and logistics in confined construction site', International Journal of Construction Supply Chain, 1 25-42 (2011) [C1]
2011Von Meding JK, Oyedele L, Cleland D, Spillane J, Konanahalli A, 'Mapping NGO competency to reduce human vulnerability in post-disaster communities: Comparing strategies in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh', International Journal of the Humanities, 8 119-138 (2011) [C1]
2011Spillane J, Oyedele L, Hande E, Von Meding JK, Konanahalli A, Jaiyeob B, Tijani I, 'Mediation within Irish Construction Industry: Identifying Success Factors for Appropriate Competencies and Processes', Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution, 3 142-150 (2011) [C1]
2009Von Meding JK, Oyedele L, Cleland DJ, 'Developing NGO Competencies in Post-Disaster Reconstruction: A Theoretical Framework', DISASTER ADVANCES, 2 36-45 (2009) [C1]
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Conference (21 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Von Meding JK, Shek YM, Spillane J, Konanahalli A, 'Factors influencing the implementation of site waste management plans on UK projects of all sizes', RICS COBRA 2013. Proceedings of Construction, Building and Real Estate Conference, New Delhi, India (2013) [E1]
2013Barrett S, Treacy M, O'Reilly B, Spillane J, Lim J, Von Meding JK, et al., 'Early Implementation of BIM into a Cold-Formed Steel Design/ Fabricator and an Architectural/Planning Consultancy', Proceedings 38th AUBEA International Conference, Auckland, New Zealand (2013) [E1]
2013Von Meding JK, McVeigh A, Amiri Z, Burke C, 'Engaging the commercial construction industry in a post-disaster context', Proceedings 38th AUBEA International Conference, Auckland, New Zealand (2013) [E1]
2013von Meding J, Le Goff R, Brewer G, MacKee J, Gajendran T, Crick S, 'Defining a research agenda for slow-onset disaster research in the Hunter Region, NSW', Proceedings 38th AUBEA International Conference, Auckland, New Zealand (2013) [E1]
2013Spillane J, Hanna T, Oyedele L, Von Meding JK, Konanahalli A, 'Construction Industry Attitudes to Global Environmental Change: A Comparison with the United Kingdom and Japan', SBE2013, Hanoi, Vietnam (2013)
2013Von Meding JK, Campbell M, 'Strategy Formation in Post-Disaster Reconstruction', 6th i-Rec Conference, Ascona, Switzerland (2013)
2013Spillane J, Cahill G, Oyedele L, Von Meding JK, Konanahalli A, 'Supply Chain Management in Confined Site Construction: Strategies to Reduce Delay in the Delivery of Materials to Site', RICS COBRA 2013, New Delhi, India (2013)
2013Bruen J, Von Meding JK, Hadjri K, 'An analysis of International NGOs Design Decision Making for Housing Reconstruction in Developing Country Contexts', SBE2013, Hanoi, Vietnam (2013)
2013Von Meding JK, Pg Maidi DSN, Spillane J, Bruen J, McGrath R, 'Critical Success Factors of Construction Project Quality in Brunei Darussalam', SBE2013, Hanoi, Vietnam (2013)
2013McGrath R, Von Meding JK, Oyedele L, McAllister K, Spillane J, Bruen J, 'A Community Driven Approach to Reconstruction Management', SBE2013, Hanoi, Vietnam (2013)
2013Phan DT, Lim J, Nanukuttan S, Von Meding JK, 'Optimal Design of Cold-Formed Steel Portal Frames Accounting for Building Topology Effect', SBE2013, Hanoi, Vietnam (2013)
2013Spillane J, Noonan M, Oyedele L, Von Meding JK, Konanahalli A, 'Meeting the Requirements of the CDM Regulations: Identification of Critical Success Factors of Small to Medium Sized Contractors¿ Compliance in the UK Construction Industry', RICS COBRA 2013, New Delhi, India (2013)
2012Oyedele L, Regan M, Von Meding JK, Spillane J, Olawale K, Konanahalli A, 'Achieving the UK Government Target of Halving Construction Waste to Landfill by 2012', COBRA 2012, Las Vegas, USA (2012)
2012Von Meding JK, Kelly K, Oyedele L, Spillane J, 'Stakeholder Management and Corporate Culture in the UK Construction Industry', COBRA 2012, Las Vegas, USA (2012)
2011Konanahalli A, Oyedele LO, Von Meding JK, Spillane JP, 'UK expatriate's skills and competencies influencing their cross-cultural adjustment on international architectural engineering and construction assignments', COBRA 2011 - Proceedings of RICS Construction and Property Conference (2011) [E1]
2011Konanahalli A, Oyedele LO, Von Meding JK, Spillane JP, 'Organisational, host country and work factors influencing a British expatriate's adjustment on international architectural engineering and construction projects', Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2011 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference (2011) [E1]
2011Spillane JP, Oyedele LO, Von Meding JK, Konanahalli A, 'Confined site construction: A qualitative review of issues regarding health and safety on-site', Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2011 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference (2011) [E1]
2011Spillane JP, Oyedele LO, Von Meding JK, Konanahalli A, Hande E, 'A review of mediation in the Irish construction industry: Critical success factors in competencies and processes', COBRA 2011 - Proceedings of RICS Construction and Property Conference (2011) [E1]
2010Spillane JP, O'Oyedele L, Von Meding JK, Konanahalli A, 'Material management within confined construction sites', COBRA 2010 - Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (2010) [E1]
2009Von Meding JK, Oyedele L, Cleland D, Harris V, 'Dynamic competency theory in post-disaster reconstruction', Proceedings of CIB International Conference 'Building Abroad - Procurement of construction and reconstruction projects in the international context', Montreal (2009) [E1]
2008Von Meding JK, Oyedele L, 'Flooding in New Orleans, USA and Hull City, UK: Comparing Disaster Management Strategies', Proceedings of CIB International Conference in Building Education and Research (BEAR 2008), Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka (2008) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants7
Total funding$1,325,093

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2014 (2 grants)

Resilience Education Australia-China-Taipei (REACT) Network$38,250
Funding Body: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Project Team
Doctor Jason Von Meding, Doctor Thayaparan Gajendran, Doctor Jamie MacKee, Doctor Helen Giggins, Associate Professor Graham Brewer, Doctor Sittimont Kanjanabootra, Professor Qian Ye, Professor Zhangang Han, Associate Professor Yanli Lue, Associate Professor Wan-yu Shih, Associate Professor Jie-Ying Wu, Associate Professor Wen-Yen Lin
SchemeRole
Australia-China Council GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$38,25020142014
GNo:G1400533

Our past in the Future: Measuring and Mapping the impacts of climate change on the historic built environment of Newcastle $13,588
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Jamie MacKee, Doctor Jason Von Meding
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,58820142014
GNo:G1400976

2013 (4 grants)

Supply Chain Collaborative BIM System for Minimizing Construction Waste in Design$1,008,640
Funding Body: Technology Strategy Board

SchemeRole
Rethinking the build processInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,008,64020132016
GNo:183293207

Embedded BIM Systems for Architectural Practice$185,766
Funding Body: Technology Strategy Board, Invest Northern Ireland

SchemeRole
Knowledge Transfer PartnershipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$185,76620132015
GNo:183293440

Linking Organisational Competency to Successful Outcomes in Project-Based Activities$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Jason Von Meding
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020132013
GNo:G1301264

6th International REC Conference Centro, Switzerland 26-30 May 2013.$1,200
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Jason Von Meding
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,20020132013
GNo:G1300792

2007 (1 grants)

NGO competence-based framework for delivery of post-disaster reconstruction projects$72,649
Funding Body: Department of Education and Learning

SchemeRole
Higher Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$72,64920072010
GNo:183293448
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions8
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.35
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL2.2

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018M Philosophy (Building)Principal SupervisorPlanning for Slow Onset Disasters in the Hunter Region
20142018PhD (Building)Principal SupervisorDeveloping a Strategic Flood Mitigation Collaborative Framework for Vietnam
20142018PhD (Building)Principal SupervisorSlow-onset Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Mitigation Policy in Australia
20132017PhD (Building)Principal SupervisorDeficient Housing: Another Visible Dimension of Poverty Trap Theory
20122015PHD Civil Engineering
Queen's University Belfast
Co-SupervisorLight-weight steel structures for disaster relief
20122015PHD Architecture and Building
Queen's University Belfast
Principal SupervisorA Community Driven Approach to Reconstruction Management in a Post-Disaster Scenario
20112014PHD Architecture and Building
Queen's University Belfast
Principal SupervisorRural Transformation In Eastern Turkey: An Investigation of dwellers’ adaptation to state-built post-earthquake permanent housing projects
20102013PHD Architecture and Building
Queen's University Belfast
Co-SupervisorDesign of improved low-cost sustainable housing to meet housing shortages in developing countries: A decision making framework

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2012Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorChallenges and Opportunities of Sustainable Renewable Energy Solutions in Disaster Relief & Recovery
2012Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorNGO Management of Post-disaster Migration and Resettlement
2012Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorThe Impact of Disaster Response Actors on Vulnerability Reduction and Building Community Resilience
2012Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorResilience of buildings in areas of seismic risk in Turkey
2012Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorCompetency-Based Modelling and Human Resource Development in the Chinese Construction Industry
2012Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorConstruction Industry Attitudes towards Environmental Challenges: A Global Comparison
2012Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorBarriers Affecting the Adoption of Sustainable Construction in Post-Disaster Reconstruction
2012Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorThe Significance of the Recession on Organisational Culture and its Impact on People and Project Success
2012Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorNAMA- A Grey Cloud or Silver Lining for the Irish and Northern Irish Construction Industries
2012Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's Univeristy Belfast
Sole SupervisorCritical drivers of strategy formation in post-disaster reconstruction
2011Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorThe Management of Professional PM Development through the Integration of Competency Modelling
2011Masters Arch & Urban Environment
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorDisaster Preparedness Through Educational Facility Design
2011Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorThe Financial Incentives of the Involvement of Construction Companies in Post-Disaster Reconstruction
2011Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorMechanisms for Organisational Learning within the UK Construction Industry
2011Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorQuantifying the Benefits to Construction Firms of Implementing SWMP on Projects of Any Size
2011Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorCorporate Culture and Stakeholder Management in the UK Construction Industry
2011Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorEnergy Efficiency Training and Practice in Northern Ireland Construction Firms
2011Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorCritical Project Management Activities That Add Value to Projects
2011Masters Arch & Urban Environment
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorThe Impact of Humanitarian Aid Agencies Post-Disaster Activities in Japan and Pakistan on Community Resilience
2011Masters Arch & Urban Environment
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorPost-disaster Migration and Resettlement: A Strategic Framework for NGO Support
2011Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorAdding Value to Organisations through Project Manager Core Competency
2011Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorSustainable Procurement in UK Councils: Commonalities in Individual Council Approaches
2010Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorThe Application of Construction Industry Knowledge in Post-Disaster Reconstruction
2010Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorMechanisms for Organisational Learning within the Partnering Construction Industry (UK) and the Implementation of Change
2010Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorAdaptation among Northern Irish Construction Firms during the Recession
2010Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorStrategies implemented by construction firms in Northern Ireland to achieve Competitive Advantage during recession
2010Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorFactors Influencing Learning and Change within Jordanian Construction Firms
2010Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorSurviving the Recession: Delivering Cost Savings in Facilities Management
2010Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorInvestigating the Delay of Construction Projects in Brunei Darussalam
2010Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorCritical Project Risk Factors for Contractors
2010Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorCritical Success Factors and Barriers to Construction Quality in Brunei Darussalam
2010Masters Building Construction Managmnt
Queen's University Belfast
Sole SupervisorEffective Human Resource Development and its Relationship with Capacity Building in Northern Ireland Construction Consultancies
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Dr Jason Von Meding

Work Phone(02) 4921 6481
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PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/jason-vonmeding