PhD (UNSW), MEng (Asian Institute of Technology), MEng (Petra Christian University), BEng (Petra Christian University), Member of Australian Institute of Building (MAIB), Member of Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)
Dr Riza Yosia Sunindijo is an Associate Professor in UNSW Built Environment. Previously he worked as a project engineer, project manager, and sustainability champion in multi-national construction and project management organisations. He joined UNSW in 2009 as a sessional staff before becoming a full-time academic in 2013.
He is drawn to construction due to the dynamic nature of the discipline where various stakeholders collaborate to achieve common project objectives. He also appreciates the contributions of the discipline to develop a nation and provide critical infrastructure that enhances the wellbeing of people.
He is particularly passionate in the areas of health and safety, and human resource management within the discipline, where he has focussed his research efforts for a number of years. He is also interested in research in disaster management and construction management in the context of Indonesia and developing countries. His papers are published in international journals and conferences. He has also received recognition and awards for his teaching and research performance.
Echo360 Impact Grant Award, Echo360 A/NZ, 2023
Exemplary Teaching Practice Award in the category of "Linking Learning to Context", UNSW, 2022
Best paper award in the theme "Education in Built Environment" for a paper entitled 'Retention over Attraction: A Review of Factors Affecting Women's Experiences in the Australian Construction Industry' - the 45th AUBEA Conference, 23-25 November 2022 (co-authored by Amir Ghanbaripour, Roksana Jahan Tumpa, Weiwei Zhang, Parinaz Yousefian, Ranka Novak Camozzi, Carol Hon, Nima Talebian, Tingting Liu, Mina Hemmati)
Silver medal in best paper award category for a paper entitled 'Empowering Female Students to be Successful Professionals in the Construction Industry' - Digital and Empathic Architecture Civil Engineering, 2021 (co-authored by Christina Liem and Cynthia Changxin Wang)
Research supervisor award from Arc Postgraduate Council, UNSW, 2019
Merit paper award for a paper entitled 'Job Stress Characteristics of Chinese Engineering Design Professionals: A Case Study of Suzhou' - 24th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, 2019 (co-authored by Shang Zhang and Shane Galvin)
Australian Institute of Building (AIB) F E Crowle Award for Teaching Excellence, 2019
Best paper award for a paper entitled 'People-centred Perspective on Resilience: A Story of Urban Kampung in Surabaya, Indonesia' - 12th Conference of International Forum on Urbanism, 2019 (co-authored by Shirleyana, Scott Hawken, and David Sanderson)
Built Environment Award for Teaching Excellence, 2016
Built Environment Staff Excellence Award, Research Excellence - Lecturer, 2016
Built Environment Staff Excellence Award, Research Excellence - Lecturer, 2014
Australian Institute of Building (AIB) NSW Chapter President's Research Award, 2013
CATEI High Achiever, S1/2013
Best paper award - Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Conference, 2011
UIPA Scholarship, University of New South Wales, 2009-12
My Research Supervision
Riza has supervised the following research projects:
Riza is teaching or has taught the following courses: