Staff Profile:Dr Shabnam Kabiri

Dr Shabnam Kabiri
Job Title:
Lecturer in Construction Management
  • Module convenor for Construction Project Management (Masters)
  • Module convenor for Business Organisation and Management (Undergraduate)
  • Module convenor for Management in the Built Environment (Undergraduate)


  • BSc in Civil Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
  • MSc in Soil and Foundation Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
  • MSc in Real Estate Management and Construction Project Management, Bergische Universit√§t Wuppertal and University of Reading, Germany and UK
  • PhD, University of Reading, UK

External Responsibilities:

School Governor for E P Collier Primary School

Areas of Interest:
  • Micro-dynamics of professionalization
  • Role stress within construction teams
  • Formal and informal aspects of roles in construction society
  • Business plans for construction firms

Career Path:

After training as civil engineer, my early roles included structural engineer in a design organisation. Parallel to this role, I have earned my first MSc in soil and foundation engineering. Inspired by managing projects, I pursued my academic development by studying a second MSc in the field of construction project management in Germany. I have then studied my PhD in the School of Construction Management and Engineering at University of Reading. The topic of my PhD thesis was initiated from my industry experience; role conflict and role ambiguity in construction projects. I then undertook a lectureship in the same department.

Research groups / Centres:
Business Innovation in Construction

Contact Details

125 Chancellor's Building

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