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Dr. Ezri Hayat (PhD) works as a Lecturer in Construction Management. Dr Hayat joined Teesside University in September 2018. On his appointment, Dr Hayat lead the development of the Construction Management course in the university which has now been running since 2019. 

He is currently involved in teaching Construction Management and Civil Engineering programmes. The modules he taught include Construction Practice and Management, Construction Management and Employment Skills, Group Project – Feasibility Stage, Building Technology, Digital Technology in Construction, Engineering in Practice and Enterprising Leadership and Project Management. 

Prior to his academic post in Teesside University, Dr Hayat was a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in the Global Disaster Resilience Centre, Huddersfield University, UK. There, he was a dedicated researcher for ASCENT project, a €1 million project funded by the EU Erasmus+ scheme. He was responsible for the day-to-day management and coordination of the project consortium, comprising of 14 Higher Education Institutions from 4 European and 3 Asian countries including the UK, Lithuania, Estonia, Sweden, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Thailand. He was also involved in development of a number research grant proposal submitted to Erasmus Plus, NERC and Horizon2020 schemes, including ARCADIAN and CABARET.

Before joining the academia, Dr Hayat spent his professional career time working for a various United Nation agencies (UNHAS - WPF, UNHABITAT), Donor Organisations (GTZ/GIZ) and Consultant company (GHD pty ltd) in the reconstruction of disaster-affected areas.

He started his career with United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS), for the distribution and transportation of aid donation throughout the earthquake and tsunami affected areas in Aceh Province, Indonesia as part of the Indian Ocean humanitarian relief operation. He later joined GTZ (now GIZ), the German development agencies for their Support for Local Governance for Sustainable Reconstruction (SLGSR) project in provision of housing complex for tsunami victim. On the return from his Master degree study, he worked for GHD, an australian based construction company, in the Multi Donor Fund Infrastructure Reconstruction Enabling Project (IREP) and Infrastructure Reconstruction Financing Facility project (IRFF) project. The USD 200 million projects were aimed at accelerating the reconstruction of infrastructure facilities in the earthquake and tsunami affected areas in the Northern Sumatra region. With UNHABITAT, he provided technical expertise to the government for the reconstruction of houses, community dissemination, and trained more than 300 community-based house reconstruction facilitators. He was also the coordinator of Shelter Cluster, a network of donor agencies and NGOs working for the reconstruction of shelters in the 2009 West Sumatra Earthquake. 

Dr Hayat's research foci have been in the area of Disaster Risk Reduction and the reconstruction of infrastructure facilities in post-disaster context, as well as capacity building and governance policy. Currently, Dr Hayat is developing research ideas that looks into the application of digital technologies to help with Disaster Risk Reduction initiatives and enhance societal resilience to disaster and climate change. He is looking forward to collaborate with both academia and industry professionals for interdisciplinary approach researches in these disciplines and subject areas. 

Education/Academic qualification

Award Date: 9 Sep 2018


Award Date: 26 Sep 2008

Bachelor, Trisakti University

Award Date: 7 May 2005

PhD, University of Salford

Award Date: 1 May 2005

External positions

Senior Research Fellow, AMCOLABORA

1 Sep 2019 → …


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