Dr Tanvi Newaz

Dr Tanvi Newaz

Lecturer

School of Architecture and Built Environment

Career Summary

Biography

Tanvi Newaz is working as a Lecturer in Construction Management at School of the Architecture and Built Environment (SABE). He teaches the Construction Business Management (ARBE3300) and Construction Project Planning (ARBE3301) courses at the School of Architecture and Built Environment. Tanvi completed his PhD at the University of Newcastle in 2019. His PhD focuses on construction safety introducing the concept of Psychological Contract. Prior to starting his PhD, he also worked as Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management at BRAC Business School, BRAC University, Bangladesh.

Tanvi's PhD project was funded by John Holland and Northwest Rapid Transit Railway project (Sydney). This research project adds significant value to the workers' health and safety research in the construction field. Using the concept of 'Psychological Contract' his research project measured 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 the 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 organizational 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.

Qualifications

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

Keywords

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

Languages

  • 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

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
14/03/2019 -  Lecturer The University of Newcastle
Australia
8/10/2015 -  Research Assistant The University of Newcastle
School of Architecture and the Built Environment
Australia
1/07/2014 - 25/05/2015 Assistant Professor BRAC University
BRAC Business School
Bangladesh
1/11/2012 - 26/06/2014 Senior Lecturer BRAC University
BRAC Business School
Bangladesh
2/01/2011 - 25/10/2012 Lecturer BRAC University
BARC Business School
Bangladesh

Awards

Award

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

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
ARBE3301 Construction Project Planning
The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 1/01/2019 - 31/12/2019
ARBE3300 Construction Business Management
The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 25/02/2019 - 30/06/2019
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Publications

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


Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Newaz MT, Davis P, Jefferies M, Pillay M, 'Role of Psychological Contract to Influence Safety Behaviour at Construction Sites', Advances in Safety Management and Human Factors, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany 545-555 (2018) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-94589-7_53
Co-authors Marcus Jefferies, Manikam Pillay, Peter Davis
2017 Davis P, Newaz MT, 'New to University, New to Global Mobility', The Global Canopy Stories of Discipline-Based Learning Interactions to Promote Global Mobility, Writing Bureau, Australia (2017)
Co-authors Peter Davis

Journal article (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Newaz MT, Davis P, Jefferies M, Pillay M, 'Using a psychological contract of safety to predict safety climate on construction sites', Journal of Safety Research, 68 9-19 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jsr.2018.10.012
Co-authors Marcus Jefferies, Manikam Pillay, Peter Davis
2019 Newaz MT, Davis PR, Jefferies M, Pillay M, 'Validation of an agent-specific safety climate model for construction', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, (2019)

© 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Safety climate (SC) is considered a leading indicator of safety performance, but scholars suggest that a common SC assessment framewor... [more]

© 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Safety climate (SC) is considered a leading indicator of safety performance, but scholars suggest that a common SC assessment framework is yet to be developed. Following the debate between the importance of facet analysis and agent analysis, the purpose of this paper is to test a factor structure, developed by the authors in previous work and arising from their systematic literature review, highlighting the role of safety agents in a construction site setting. Design/methodology/approach: Multi-level SC surveys were conducted at five construction sites in Sydney, Australia, collecting data from of 352 workers associated with a mega-construction project. While examining the factor analysis of different studies, data reliability and data validity of the survey findings were ensured and a goodness-of-fit of SC model was examined through structural equation modelling. Findings: The systematic literature review of Newaz et al. (2018) suggested a five-factor model of: management commitment, safety system, role of the supervisor, workers¿ involvement and group SC. However, empirical data indicated that the questionnaire used to measure ¿safety system¿ failed to pass scale reliability; thus, a four-factor model was proposed to develop an agent-specific SC factor structure in the construction industry. Originality/value: The four-factor model indicates the role and level of influence of different safety agents to improve safety perceptions on construction sites. The findings of this study will encourage researchers in construction safety to use the simplified four-factor SC (agent-specific) model presented and test it to further develop a common factor structure for the construction industry. The fact that the model is comprised of four factors makes further implementation somewhat easier in the development of safety plans, and when considering the role of safety agents, therefore enhancing its potential value.

DOI 10.1108/ECAM-01-2018-0003
Co-authors Manikam Pillay, Marcus Jefferies, Peter Davis
2019 Newaz MT, Davis P, Jefferies M, Pillay M, 'The psychological contract: A missing link between safety climate and safety behaviour on construction sites', Safety Science, 112 9-17 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ssci.2018.10.002
Co-authors Manikam Pillay, Peter Davis, Marcus Jefferies
2018 Newaz MT, Davis PR, Jefferies M, Pillay M, 'Developing a safety climate factor model in construction research and practice: A systematic review identifying future directions for research', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 25 738-757 (2018) [C1]

© 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Safety climate and its impact on safety performance is well established; however, researchers in this field suggest that the absence o... [more]

© 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Safety climate and its impact on safety performance is well established; however, researchers in this field suggest that the absence of a common assessment framework is a reflection of the state of development of this concept. The purpose of this paper is to propose a five-factor model that can be used to diagnose and measure safety climate in construction safety research and practice. Design/methodology/approach: A systematic review was adopted, and following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines, 574 articles were selected at the start of the study based on a developed review protocol for investigating safety climate factors. While examining the factor analysis of different studies, data reliability and data validity of the individual research findings were considered and frequency of factors uploaded was used to determine the significance as a quantitative measure to develop the ranking of safety climate factors. Findings: The review identified that, from the established measures of safety climate in construction, there is little uniformity on factor importance. However, management commitment safety system role of the supervisor; workers¿ involvement and group safety climate were found to be the most common across the studies reviewed. It is proposed these factors are used to inform a five-factor model for investigating safety climate in the construction industry. Originality/value: The findings of this study will motivate researchers and practitioners in safety to use the five-factor safety climate model presented in this paper and test it to develop a common factor structure for the construction industry. The fact that the model is comprised of five factors makes it easier to be used and implemented by small-to medium-sized construction companies, therefore enhancing its potential use.

DOI 10.1108/ECAM-02-2017-0038
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Manikam Pillay, Peter Davis, Marcus Jefferies
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
DOI 10.5861/ijrsm.2012.95
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
DOI 10.5861/ijrse.2013.261
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Conference (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Davis P, Sher W, Tang P, Newaz MT, 'Factors affecting waste management on new South Wales construction sites', London, UK (2018)
Co-authors Patrick Tang, Peter Davis, Willy Sher
2018 Davis P, Gajendran T, Vaughan J, Newaz MT, 'Construction site managers¿ problem solving', London, UK (2018)
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran, Peter Davis
2018 Newaz MT, Davis P, Jefferies M, Pillay M, 'Validation of the psychological contract of safety scale on construction sites', 42nd AUBEA Conference: Educating Building Professionals for the Future in the Globalised World, Singapore (2018) [E1]
Co-authors Manikam Pillay, Peter Davis, Marcus Jefferies
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
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Peter Davis, Marcus Jefferies, Manikam Pillay
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]
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Manikam Pillay, Marcus Jefferies, Peter Davis
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Dr Tanvi Newaz

Position

Lecturer
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Contact Details

Email tanvi.newaz@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5787
Mobile 0423893250
Fax (02) 4921 6913

Office

Room AG 02
Building Architecture
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