Mr Thomas Johnson

Mr Thomas Johnson

Associate Lecturer

School of Architecture and Built Environment (Construction Management (Building))

Career Summary

Biography

Research

Thomas Johnson is an associate lecturer in the School of Architecture and Built Environment whilst also completing his PhD. He was previously awarded the CIOB post graduate award for his honours thesis on the strategy formation of non-government organisations and went on to complete a Masters of Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development.

Thomas is experienced with embedded research and has worked alongside local and international NGOs to improve research outcomes. His PhD builds upon his undergraduate research by looking into NGOs operating in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh and assessing their impact on disaster vulnerability.

Teaching and Administration

Thomas is currently the course coordinator of three courses within the School of Architecture and Built Environment. These courses include students from four different degrees, B of Construction Management, B of Design (Architecture), M of Disaster Risk Reduction and M of Project Management. He also supervises honours research students in a variety of construction management and disaster risk reduction topics.

Thomas is the ethics officer for the School of Architecture and Built Environment. He is also a member of the College of Engineering, Science and Environment Board and the UON Academic Senate from 2022.


Qualifications

  • Disaster Prepareedness & rECO, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Construction, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Construction Management
  • Disaster Resilience
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Disaster Vulnerability
  • Temporary Shelter

Languages

  • English (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
330106 Architecture for disaster relief 70
330202 Building construction management and project planning 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/1/2019 - 20/11/2019 Project Officer CIFAL Newcastle
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2019 Best science communication article - Irec Conference
University of Florida
2016 CIOB Australasia Excellent Building Post Graduate Award
Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Prize

Year Award
2018 Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment Postgraduate Research Prize in Building
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
ARBE6607 Government Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction
College of Engineering, Science and Environment, University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 20/1/2020 - 4/5/2020
ARBE2223 South Korea Elective - United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
College of Engineering, Science and Environment, University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 24/6/2019 - 13/7/2019
ARBE1101 Construction Technology 1
College of Engineering, Science and Environment, University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 1/2/2021 - 5/7/2021
ARBE6608 Private Sector Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction
College of Engineering, Science and Environment, University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 10/5/2021 - 26/7/2021
ARBE6401 Project Scoping and Integration
College of Engineering, Science and Environment, University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 10/5/2021 - 26/7/2021
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Publications

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


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Johnson T, Von Meding J, Gajendran T, Forino G, 'Disaster Vulnerability of Displaced People in Rakhine State, Myanmar', Resettlement Challenges for Displaced Populations and Refugees, Springer, Germany (2018)
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran
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Mr Thomas Johnson

Position

Associate Lecturer
School of Architecture and Built Environment
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Focus area

Construction Management (Building)

Contact Details

Email thomas.johnson@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4055 3430

Office

Room A-G21
Building Architecture Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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