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Dr Florence Phua

Dr Florence Phua, Associate Professor in the School of Construction Management and Engineering
School Director of Postgraduate Research Studies



Building location

Chancellor's Building

Areas of interest

  • Individual- and group-level constructs and their impact on organizational performance in the construction industry
  • The impacts of organizational and construction specific factors on the effectiveness of human resource practices.
  • The business and management implications of corporate social strategies for construction industry competitiveness

Postgraduate supervision

Morwenna Fellows  - Migrant workers as informal interpreters on construction sites

Mohamed Alzarouni Learning in the community energy sector in England and the role of networks in its facilitation

Anna Pina – Women owner-managers of small construction firms: a social identity approach

Frederick Elangwe – Construction work practices affecting health and safety policies

Debs Harding – Lived experiences relating to entrepreneurial intention and career journeys



CE3HRM – Human Resource Management (UG)

CEM205 – Human Resource Management (MSc)


Dr Phua's research broadly focuses on both academic and topical applied organisational and cross-cultural management issues in the construction industry. This includes investigating aspects of organisational behaviour and the micro-interdependent factors affecting the dynamics of construction project outcomes and their corresponding contextual environments.

Academic qualifications

PhD Construction and Organization Management 2002 (University of Hong Kong)

MSc Project Management 1998 (University of Hong Kong)

BSc(Hons) in Quantity Surveying 1996 (University of Greenwich)

Professional bodies/affiliations

Fellow Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB)

Fellow Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS)

Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


Joint Editor-in-Chief

Construction Management and Economics


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