A/Prof. William (Willy) Sher
|Work Phone||(02) 4921 5792|
|Fax||(02) 4921 6913|
School of Architecture and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
|Office||BSC201, Bsc Building|
I entered academic life in the early 1980s as a part time lecturer and took up a full time lectureship in 1988. Motivation to enter academia came, in part, from my post-graduate studies at Loughborough University, UK. Academic life allowed me to combine my research and consulting interests with my teaching commitments. I have continued this approach in all the Universities I have taught at (University of the Witwatersrand, Loughborough University and Newcastle University). My publications record attests to dual research interests of computer-aided applications for the management of construction projects as well as construction education. I have published three books, over 120 refereed conference papers and over 30 refereed journal papers. I have secured research funding (in UK and in Australia) of over $1m in a range of areas and am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building.
- PhD, University of Newcastle, 2012
- Master of Science, Loughborough University - UK, 1981
- Bachelor of Science (Honours)(Building), University of Witwatersrand, 1974
Virtual teamwork, Building Information Modelling, Modular construction, Pedagogy in construction education.
Fields of Research
|Building Not Elsewhere Classified(120299)||80|
|Design Practice And Management Not Elsewhere Classified(120399)||10|
|Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified(099999)||10|
Centres and Groups
Body relevant to professional practice.
- Fellow - Chartered Institure of Building, Chair of Education sub-committee
|2007||Ronald Albert Swane award for excellence in teaching|
Australian Institute of Building (Australia)
Recipient of Ronald Albert Swane award for excellence in teaching for 2007.
|2006||Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning|
The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Sustained transfer of industry research and practice to the undergraduate experience of construction management students.
Loughborough University (United Kingdom)
Inaugural National Teaching Fellowship, the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (UK).