Mr Mohammad Tanvi Newaz

Mr Mohammad Tanvi Newaz

Casual Research Assistant

School of Architecture and Built Environment

Career Summary


Mohammad Tanvi Newaz is working as a Casual Academic and Research Assistant of Professor Peter Davis (Chair of Construction Management) at University of Newcastle, Australia. He is also pursuing his PhD at School of Architecture and Built Environment. He teaches the Construction Business Management (ARBE3300) course at School of Architecture and Built Environment. Prior to starting his PhD, he worked as Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management at BRAC Business School, BRAC University, Bangladesh.

Tanvi's PhD project is funded by John Holland and Northwest Rapid Transit Railway project (Sydney). This research project will add significant value to the workers' health and safety research in the construction field. Using the concept of 'Psychological Contract' his research project will measure the safety outcomes in construction sites.

Tanvi has done Masters in Human Resource Management (HRM) from the University of Westminster, UK. Following a qualitative, case-study research strategy, his dissertation explored the relationship between performance management system and the psychological contract. The study also addressed the contextual factors that influence the role played by the performance management system and highlighted the way in which critical differences in organisational and HR processes could serve to enable or inhibit the contribution of a positive psychological contract.

Tanvi is a member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), UK. His research interest covers psychological contract, business management in the construction field, workplace health and safety.

His teaching methods place emphasis on combining experiential activities with group work, guided reflection and sharing of practical work experiences, which together provide opportunities for the development of key management skills, such as teamwork, leadership, planning, problem-solving, decision-making and ability to negotiate in a business environment.


  • Master of Arts, University of Westminster - UK
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, East West University


  • Construction Business Management
  • Human Resource Management Practices
  • Psychological Contract
  • Workplace Health and Safety


  • English (Fluent)
  • Bengali (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning 40
111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety 30
150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified 30

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
8/10/2015 -  Research Assistant The University of Newcastle
School of Architecture and the Built Environment
1/07/2014 - 25/05/2015 Assistant Professor BRAC University
BRAC Business School
1/11/2012 - 26/06/2014 Senior Lecturer BRAC University
BRAC Business School
2/01/2011 - 25/10/2012 Lecturer BRAC University
BARC Business School



Year Award
2015 University of Newcastle International Post Graduate Research Scholarship (UNIPRS)
The University of Newcastle
2015 University of Newcastle Research Scholarship (UNRS 75:25)
The University of Newcastle
2005 East West University Vice-Chancellor Award
East West University


Code Course Role Duration
ARBE3300 Construction Business Management
The University of Newcastle
Lecturer and Marker 29/02/2016 - 27/07/2017


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Newaz MT, Faruquee M, Farha S, 'Vocational education and training in Bangladesh: Why it is not working?', International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 2 (2013)
DOI 10.5861/ijrse.2013.261
2012 Newaz MT, Zaman KF, 'Work-life balance: Is it still a new concept in private commercial banking sector of Bangladesh?', International Journal of Research Studies in Management, 1 (2012)
DOI 10.5861/ijrsm.2012.95

Conference (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Newaz MT, Davis P, Jefferies M, Pillay M, 'The psychological contract of safety: The missing link between safety climate and safety behaviour in construction sites', Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Florida, USA (2016) [E1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-41929-9_19
Co-authors Manikam Pillay, Marcus Jefferies, Peter Davis
2016 Newaz MT, Jefferies M, Davis P, Pillay M, 'Using the psychological contract to measure safety outcomes on construction sites', Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference, ARCOM 2016, Manchester UK (2016) [E1]
Co-authors Manikam Pillay, Marcus Jefferies, Peter Davis

Research Projects

Building Resilience: Developing a resilience toolkit for employability in built environment graduates 2016 - 2017


Name Organisation
Associate Professor Willy David Sher University of Newcastle
Professor Peter Rex Davis University of Newcastle

Developing a theoretical model for improving Waste Management 2017 - 2019

The Global Canopy: linking international inbound students with domestic outbound students for improved learning and global connections 2015


Mr Mohammad Tanvi Newaz


Casual Research Assistant
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Contact Details

Phone (02) 4921 5570
Mobile 0423893250