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 Health and Safety in Built Environment (ARBE2303) and Construction Law and Legislation (ARBE1301) courses at the School of Architecture and Built Environment.

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 and developed a taxonomy of supervisor-worker behaviour which can improve the safety outcomes in a construction site.

Tanvi is also interested in other managerial and governance issues of construction projects which reinforce the long-term sustainability of the business. He has published his research works in leading WHS and construction management journals. Currently, Tanvi is working as Chief Investigator in a project funded by the Australian government (NSW Environmental Trust). The project aims to identify the factors affecting NSW waste stream and develop a theoretical framework for improving waste management.

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 construction-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
111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety 30
150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified 30
120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
8/10/2015 -  Research Assistant The University of Newcastle
School of Architecture and the Built Environment
Australia
1/11/2012 - 26/6/2014 Senior Lecturer BRAC University
BRAC Business School
Bangladesh
2/1/2011 - 25/10/2012 Lecturer BRAC University
BARC Business School
Bangladesh
1/7/2014 - 25/5/2015 Assistant Professor BRAC University
BRAC Business School
Bangladesh
14/3/2019 -  Lecturer The University of Newcastle
Australia

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

Research Award

Year Award
2019 AUBEA 2019 Conference Best Paper
Australasian University Building Educators Association (AUBEA)
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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
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Manikam Pillay, Peter Davis, Marcus Jefferies
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 (11 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Simon L, Jefferies M, Davis P, Newaz MT, 'Developing a theoretical success factor framework for the tendering phase of social infrastructure PPPs', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, 20 613-627 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/15623599.2020.1720343
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Peter Davis, Laura Simon, Marcus Jefferies
2020 Newaz MT, Jefferies M, Davis PR, Pillay M, 'Managerial implications for construction practices as a consequence of using a psychological contract of safety', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, (2020)

© 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Despite many studies that aim to argue, develop and position the concept of psychological contracts, few have explored how a psycholog... [more]

© 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Despite many studies that aim to argue, develop and position the concept of psychological contracts, few have explored how a psychological contract may be applied to safety in the construction industry. A psychological contract of safety (PCS) describes an individual's conceptualized belief that relates to mutual safety obligations, drawn from explicit or implicit promises of associated workers or its supervisor. This study investigates safety practices on construction sites through the lens of the widely applied and researched psychological contract theory emanating from a business paradigm. Design/methodology/approach: The process of validating a PCS scale within the construction industry required the collection of data from a mega-construction project in Sydney, Australia. A quantitative methodology was used to collect data from 352 construction workers through a survey instrument designed to reveal their perception of procedures, policies and practices. Structural equation modelling (SEM) was used to ensure data reliability and data validity of the survey findings together with goodness of fit of PCS model. Findings: The findings showed the presence of a PCS in a construction safety setting examined. A two-factor model underlying aspects, namely employer and employee obligations was recommended since the four-factor model, including relational and transactional components of both parties' safety obligations, could not be validated due to the discriminant validity associated with the particular constructs. Originality/value: Conceptualizing the extant PC theory as a framework from which to leverage safety management initiatives brings a new approach to construction safety studies, revealing the influential role of supervisors in interpreting safety practices. The research aimed to identify safety obligations, which are influential in the development of PSC scale, further the research provides an explanation as to how a PCS may be contextualized in the construction industry.

DOI 10.1108/ECAM-02-2020-0119
Co-authors Marcus Jefferies, Peter Davis, Manikam Pillay
2020 Newaz MT, Davis P, Jefferies M, Pillay M, 'Examining the Psychological Contract as Mediator between the Safety Behavior of Supervisors and Workers on Construction Sites', JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, 146 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001722
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Marcus Jefferies, Peter Davis, Manikam Pillay
2020 Ershadi M, Davis P, Newaz MT, 'Systematic review of resilience measures: construction management graduates perspective', International Journal of Construction Management, (2020)

© 2020, © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. The purpose of this study is to identify the most appropriate resilience measures in the literature for... [more]

© 2020, © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. The purpose of this study is to identify the most appropriate resilience measures in the literature for construction management (CM) graduates. Evaluation criteria are required to assess established instruments in terms of covering pivotal dimensions of resilience in the targeted population. A systematic review and qualitative synthesis of the literature were adopted to address research objectives. As the first finding, the literature synthesis resulted in a factor structure comprising 42 predictors of resilience organized in two domains; social and personal. It can add value to the CM curriculum by introducing an agenda for the development of resilience-promoting academic initiatives. As the second finding, the present study identified that three established instruments of Youth Ecological-Resilience Scale (YERS), Resilience at University (RAU), and Adolescent Resilience Scale (ARS-30) are more appropriate in the target context due to covering the required aspects of resilience. We also proposed how to further improve these instruments for a more effective application in the target population. We also identified the specific factors which are important in the construction sector but have not been covered in extant instruments. Thus, future research can emphasize neglected areas to refine current instruments or develop a new measure fitting the context. This paper holds substantial implications for rethinking extant resilience measures from a construction graduates¿ perspective, as well as for incorporating important resilience skills in construction education.

DOI 10.1080/15623599.2020.1764751
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Peter Davis
2020 Newaz MT, Davis P, Sher W, Simon L, 'Factors affecting construction waste management streams in Australia', International Journal of Construction Management, (2020)
DOI 10.1080/15623599.2020.1815122
Co-authors Willy Sher, 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, 26 462-478 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/ECAM-01-2018-0003
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Manikam Pillay, Peter Davis, Marcus Jefferies
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
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Peter Davis, Manikam Pillay, Marcus Jefferies
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 - 17Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Peter Davis, Manikam Pillay, 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 - 22Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Manikam Pillay, Marcus Jefferies, Peter Davis
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
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 (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Davis P, Simon L, Sher W, Tang P, Newaz MT, 'Key solutions for construction and demolition (C&D) waste management in NSW, Australia', 43rd AUBEA: Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference Proceedings, Noosa, QLD (2019) [E1]
Co-authors Willy Sher, Peter Davis, Laura Simon, Patrick Tang
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 Peter Davis, Thayaparan Gajendran, Josephine Vaughan
2018 Simon L, Davis P, Jefferies M, Jefferies M, 'Developing a Success Factor Framework for the Tendering Phase of Social Infrastructure PPPs', IRNOP 2018 'A skilled hand and a cultivated mind', Melbourne, Vic (2018) [E1]
Co-authors Peter Davis, Marcus Jefferies, Laura Simon
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 Peter Davis, Manikam Pillay, Marcus Jefferies
2017 Newaz M, Davis P, McLaughlin P, Mills A, Chester A, Zhang P, 'Instilling resilience in built environment students', https://researchrepository.rmit.edu.au/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma9921860770301341&context=L&vid=61RMIT_INST:ResearchRepository&lang=en&search_scope=Research&adaptor=Local%20Search%20Engine&tab=Research&query=any,contains,Instilling%20resilience%20in%20built%20environment%20students&offset=0, Melbourne, Australia (2017)
Co-authors 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 - 7Web of Science - 5
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 - 6
Co-authors Peter Davis, Marcus Jefferies, Manikam Pillay
2016 Newaz M, Davis P, Love P, Veli S, 'The Safety Psychological Contract', https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/data/UQ_396629/UQ396629_frontmatter.pdf?Expires=1599104921&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJKNBJ4MJBJNC6NLQ&Signature=YVizR5cwMXqi6~NQ1uirZOptbeG43ylrfPcY5NGDSif9lCkRC207n-y5kVX0W7Sh52rPbwjw0AfIl68tzD4KfWQ5IMJRh0bjCFZkUe1l3~gzhw-CNa5G2ZM9w2R2wEwWeKd0NEnvxz9R0EXYA4QB1ixPUaW6p~M2kIH4715vQPoyZOOY4Gr9glNLTZGCuEb9nRExHNFUiECis~z, Cairns, Queensland (2016)
Co-authors Peter Davis
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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
Current2

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2020 PhD Enabling Capacity Development for Catastrophic Events through Community Resilience Networks (CRNs) within the Emergency Management Sector PhD (Disaster Management), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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
Fax (02) 4921 6913

Office

Room AG 30
Building Architecture
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