Professor Sherif Mohamed is Head of School and Dean (Surveying and Built Environment) at the University of Southern Queensland
Our team was delighted to continue our partnership with the University of Southern Queensland on School leadership roles within the restructured Academic Affairs Portfolio.
For each Head of School and Dean position, the University sought collegiate leaders with outstanding communication and influencing skills and the ability to foster relationships with stakeholders across academia, industry, research partners and the community. The ability to develop and communicate a vision, building and inspiring interdisciplinary teams and promoting the profile of the School and the University more broadly, particularly at its intersection with regional Australia was essential, in addition to scholarly success in a discipline relevant to the school.
Recognised as one of the world’s most cited researchers in building and construction by Stanford University in 2020 and ranking as one of the top 1% of researchers in his field, Professor Sherif Mohamed was appointed as Head of School and Dean (Surveying and Built Environment).
Following an earlier research leadership role at CSIRO, Sherif joined Griffith University in 1996, initially recruited as the first lecturer to help establish the Construction discipline and the first civil engineering staff member to be promoted to Professor level in 2005. He brings recent experience at head of school and head of discipline levels.
Sherif’s research covers the broad areas of construction sustainability, construction economics, and construction workplace health and safety, with a more recent interest in the management and operation of civil infrastructure systems.