Dr. Suhair Zaid Alkilani
  • Course Coordinator of Postgraduate Management Courses

Dr. Suhair Zaid Alkilani


Dr Suhair Zaid Alkilani is the MBPM course coordinator and a lecturer. She Joined APIC as a sessional lecturer in June 2016. Since then she has performed a wide variety of roles including; student teaching and learning support; tutoring; lecturing; supervising postgraduate students in their research projects. Suhair has strong research and technical skills within the construction project management domain, by being active in five related research fields: construction management and planning, construction organisational and project performance, strategic management in construction, contractor’s performance, and contractor’s selection criteria. Suhair’s goal since joining APIC has been to use her knowledge and expertise to provide the highest quality of education and service for our students and to support APIC mission, vision and values and overall ECA group goals.

Suhair completed her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Mutah University in Jordan in 2002, she completed her Master of Engineering Management from University of Technology Sydney in 2009 and her PhD in construction management from University of New South Wales in 2018.  Prior joining APIC, Suhair worked as sessional lecturer, tutor, and research associate at University of New South Wales and University of Technology Sydney. She also worked as site engineer in a wide variety of projects including infrastructure and buildings. She acted as educational developer in a flipped and blended course- postgraduate- Master of Construction Project Management program at UNSW, the project used the structured Agile Project Management. She was involved in developing a constructive alignment for Master of Project Management at UTS. Suhair is currently working as chief investigator and research fellow, for ARC funded project concerning social responsibility and social impact of construction industry with collaboration with Australian industry leading international tier 1 organisation- Multiplex- and with Professor Martin Loosemore from UNSW. Suhair is a member of Project Management Institution- MPI; Jordan Engineers Association; Australian Engineering Association; and Jordanian Construction Contractors Association.  Her academic focus areas include: Construction project management; Project management; Performance measurement and Benchmarking (including project, organisation & industry); Construction performance frameworks for developing countries; Contractor’s prequalification and selection criteria- contractor’s performance; Strategic management in construction, focusing on Resource Based View (RBV) application in; construction; Culture influence on construction project performance; Sustainable Procurement; Health and Safety practices improvement within the construction contractors; Organisational theories of management; The contingency theory and resource-based view as a lens to view performance measurement and effectiveness and for theory building; Research methods in construction

Leadership and management skills
Strategic thinking
Qualitative and Quantitative Research and analysis skills
Verbal and written communication skills
Organized, focused and motivated
Problems solving skills, critical thinking
Strong presentation skills
Commitment to continuous learning

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