Professor Kerry London

Professor Kerry London

Deputy Dean - School Of Computing, Engineering & Mathematics,
Deans Unit School Of Computing, Engineering & Math

Prof. Of Built Environment And Urban Tranformation Dep Dean,
Deans Unit School Of Computing, Engineering & Math


Professor Kerry London joined the School of computing, Engineering and Mathematics in July 2017 as Deputy Dean and Professor Built Environment and Urban Transformation. Prior to this Kerry held the position of Dean of Research and Innovation in the Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of South Australia, where there are more than 200 academics and 285 HDR students; where she led the research portfolio through a change management process to improve performance. Kerry was previously a Professor of Construction Management at RMIT University, Melbourne where she held various positions including Deputy Pro Vice Chanceller Learning and Teaching and was responsible for the teaching portfolio across the College with over 22 enrolled students. She is an experienced academic leader and has worked at Deakin University and University of Newcastle. She has held various senior administrative roles spanning a career in academia which began in 2002 including; Chair University Academic Progress Appeals Committee (Deakin University), Node director CRC Construction Innovation (University of Newcastle), Associate Dean Research Faculty of Science and Technology (Deakin University), Associate Dean Community and Engagement Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (University of Newcastle) and Founding Chair Human Research Ethics Committee Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (University of Newcastle). Kerry was also founding Director of the Centre for Integrated Project Solutions at RMIT University with a membership of 21 academic staff and 18 PhD students. She was founding Director of the first research Centre in the School of Architecture and Built Environment University of Newcastle. Prior to RMIT she held academic positions at Deakin University, University of Newcastle and UNITEC. She was the first female Chair in Construction Management in Australia at Deakin University. She was also the first academic (and female) to be President of the Chartered Institute of Building Australasia Council, an international professional association that accredits tertiary degrees in more than twenty countries.

She currently is an ARC College of Experts Panel Member for the Humanities and Creative Arts Panel. Kerry is very interdisciplinary and is called upon by the Engineering and Social Behavioural Economics, MPCE Panels for interdisciplinary grant assessment. She currently holds four category 1 grants including; an ARC Discovery Project, an ARC Linkage, a LIEF grant as well as a Forest Woods and Products Association grant.  She has published more than 150 peer reviewed publications, won over $2.7M in competitive funding as lead Chief Investigator and supervised 11 Higher Degree Research students since 2003. She has presented numerous keynotes at international conferences and has been presented with various awards for publications, research leadership and teaching. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (which has over 55,000 members) and is an ex past President and a current Board member. She has held Ministerial appointments to the Built Environment Industry Innovation Council and the NSW Board of Architects. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a Member of the Australian Sustainability Built Environment Council (ASBEC), which is the peak body of key organisations committed to a sustainable built environment in Australia. She is a Board Member of the Lean Construction Industry Association. She is a foundation Board member of the Australian Housing Supply Chain Alliance. 

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  • Holmes, S., London, K. and Sheehan, L. (2008), 'Housing Affordability in Australia : a Supply-Side Analysis : Discussion Paper', : Australian Competition Policy Research Alliance 9780646497099.

Chapters in Books

  • Siva, J. and London, K. (2016), 'Disrupting social structure to achieve innovation on Public-Private Partnership megaprojects : a narrative analysis of instruments of power in the Singapore Sports Hub case study', New Forms of Procurement: PPP and Relational Contracting in the 21st Century, Routledge 9781138796126.
  • Gu, N., Singh, V. and London, K. (2014), 'BIM ecosystem : the coevolution of products, processes, and people', Building Information Modeling: BIM in Current and Future Practice, Wiley & Sons 9781118766309.
  • London, K. and Siva, J. (2012), 'Reflexive capability maturity assessment for firm management of multi-partner international projects', Joint Ventures in Construction 2: Contract, Governance, Performance and Risk, ICE Publishing 9780727757838.

Journal Articles

  • Zhang, P. and London, K. (2013), 'Sustainable development of construction industry : the China case', Advanced Materials Research, vol 622-623 , pp 1701 - 1705.

Conference Papers

  • Edirisinghe, R., Kalutara, P. and London, K. (2016), 'An investigation of factors affecting BIM adoption in facility management : an institutional case in Australia', COBRA (Conference), Toronto, Canada.
  • Edirisinghe, R. and London, K. (2015), 'Comparative analysis of international and national level BIM standardization efforts and BIM adoption', International Conference on IT in Construction, Eindhoven, Netherlands.
  • Jefferies, M., McGeorge, D., London, K. and Rowlinson, S. (2013), 'Relationship contracting : a case study of the Top Ryde Public Private Partnership (PPP)', CIB World Building Congress, Brisbane, Qld..
  • London, K. and Siva, J. (2012), 'Accumulating intellectual capital for a novel housing construction system in integrated supply chain environments', International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Siva, J. and London, K. (2012), 'Client decision-making to support innovations on megaprojects', International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction , Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • London, K. and Siva, J. (2012), 'A social network analysis of built environment national research centres in a national innovation program', CIB Joint International Conference on Management of Construction, Montreal, Canada.
  • Zhang, P. and London, K. (2012), 'A comparative analysis of construction industry international performance between China and United States using the International Advanced Index', Joint CIB International Symposium of W055, W065, W089, W118, TG76, TG78, TG81 and TG84 , Montreal, Canada.
  • Liu, J. and London, K. (2011), 'Analysing the transmission pattern within the framework of housing supply and monetary policy in Australia', International Conference on Management and Innovation for a Sustainable Built Environment, Netherlands.
  • Zhang, P. and London, K. (2011), 'A comparative analysis of the Chinese construction industry internationalisation performance and sustainability : before and after entry into the WTO', International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, Hong Kong, China.
  • Zhang, P. and London, K. (2011), 'Framework for construction industry sustainable development measurement', International Conference on Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering, Shangri-La, China.
  • Chesworth, B., London, K. and Gajendran, T. (2011), 'Understanding lean implementation : perspectives and approaches of an American construction organisation', ARCOM (Association). Annual Conference, Bristol, U.K..
  • Siva, J. and London, K. (2011), 'The cultural political economy of megaprojects : governmentality and the social realm of client decision-making', CIB W096 Architectural Management Conference, Vienna University of Technology.
  • Alauddin, K. and London, K. (2011), 'Design management : challenges for adaptive re-use', Australasian Universities Building Education Association. Conference, Gold Coast, Qld..
  • Zhang, P. and London, K. (2011), 'A comparative analysis of construction industry internationalisation performance based upon International Advanced Index between China and Japan', International Conference on Management and Service Science, Wuhan, China.
  • Singh, V., Treuer, K. and London, K. (2011), 'Managing teams for integrated design solutions', CIB W096 Architectural Management Conference, Austria.
  • Jin, X. and London, K. (2010), 'Towards the development of a construction supply chain transaction cost economic model for strategic infrastructure procurement evaluation.', Proceedings of the 18th CIB World Building Congress 2010: Building a Better World, The Lowry, Salford Quays, United Kingdom.
  • Chesworth, B., London, K. and Gajendran, T. (2010), 'Diffusing lean implementation & organisation cultural maturity', International Group for Lean Construction. Conference, Haifa, Israel.
  • London, K. and Jin, X. (2009), 'Decision making to support infrastructure supply chain industrial ecology within public private partnerships', Proceedings of the CRIOCM2009 International Symposium: Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Nanjing, China.
  • Gu, N., Singh, V., London, K., Brankovic, L. and Claudelle, T. (2008), 'Adopting building information modeling (BIM) as collaboration platform in the design industry', Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia. International Conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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