Hamed Golzad


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Dr Hamed Golizadeh is an Assistant Professor in Building & Construction Management at the School of Design and the Built Environment, University of Canberra (UC). Prior to joining UC, Hamed was a sessional academic in the school of Civil Engineering and Built Environment at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He is an associate Fellow of UK’s Higher Education Academy (HEA) (i.e. AFHEA). Hamed obtained his master’s degree (MSc) in construction management from the University of Technology Malaysia, Malaysia, in 2013. Prior to joining academia, Hamed has worked as a Civil Engineer and Project management in small to the large and complex construction project for more than six years. He is a licenced pilot for operating Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) since 2019.  In 2019, Hamed was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Construction Project Management from QUT, Australia.


Hamed is a research-active academic and His research is focused on multiple areas including Occupational Health and safety, RPA, and digital engineering applications to improve performance of the construction projects. He has worked with world-known researchers from the UK and the US on different research projects.  Hamed is currently serving as a regular reviewer for several international journals and has produced more than 20 scholarly articles, most which have been published by Q1 journals (e.g. ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, International Journal of Project Management, Automation in Construction, Cleaner Productions, etc.).

Research interests

-          Occupational Health and Safety

-          Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) in Construction Projects

-          Industry 4.0

-          Internet of Things (IoT)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Queensland University of Technology

18 Feb 201628 Oct 2019

Award Date: 28 Oct 2019

Master, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

9 May 201113 Mar 2013

Award Date: 13 Mar 2013

Bachelor, Islamic Azad University

Award Date: 13 Sep 2010

External positions

Associate member, Australian Institute of Building (AIB)

Mar 2018 → …

Member, Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

Feb 2018 → …

Associate Fellow , FHEA Higher Education Academy, UK

Jul 2017 → …


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