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 PR, Jefferies M, Pillay M, 'Validation of an agent-specific safety climate model for construction', ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION AND ARCHITECTURAL MANAGEMENT, 26 462-478 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/ECAM-01-2018-0003
Co-authors Marcus Jefferies, Peter Davis, Manikam Pillay
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, Peter Davis, Manikam Pillay
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
Citations Scopus - 1
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 - 8Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Manikam Pillay, Marcus Jefferies, Peter Davis
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, Willy Sher, Peter Davis
2018 Davis P, Gajendran T, Vaughan J, Newaz MT, 'Construction site managers¿ problem solving', London, UK (2018)
Co-authors Peter Davis, Thayaparan Gajendran, Josephine Vaughan
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 Marcus Jefferies, Manikam Pillay, Peter Davis
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 - 2
Co-authors Marcus Jefferies, Manikam Pillay, 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]
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Manikam Pillay, Peter Davis, Marcus Jefferies
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $146,292

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20171 grants / $146,292

Developing a theoretical model for improving Waste Management$146,292

Funding body: NSW Environmental Trust

Funding body NSW Environmental Trust
Project Team

Professor Peter Davis, Associate Professor Willy Sher, Doctor Warren Reilly, Associate Professor Patrick Tang, Doctor Tanvi Newaz

Scheme Environmental Research Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Developing a success factor framework for the tendering phase of Australian PPPs PhD (Building), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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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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