Peter Lawther (PhD, FAIQS)

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PROFESSIONAL SNAPSHOT
  • Professional Construction Project Manager / Quantity Surveyor with 25 years experience in development, building and construction industries in broad Construction Project Management and Quantity Surveying capacities.
  • Advanced project management skills including general construction project management, quantity surveying, and in particular strategic project delivery systems, documentation, tendering, human resourcing, risk and value management, budgeting, time and quality control, contract administration, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience gained in Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Maldives, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Timor Leste, United Kingdom, United States and Vanuatu, spanning the commercial, academic and humanitarian sectors.
  • A proven team player and manager in both mono and multi-cultural contexts, with gender / diversity awareness, and highly developed cultural intelligence.
  • An adept manager / trainer / teacher of people (particularly in a cross-cultural / developing country context) whom encourages the capacity building / learning / empowerment of staff / teams / communities through delegation of responsibility and participatory approaches.
  • High level interpersonal skills spanning facilitation of community engagement, public presentations, relationship building with high level government and Agency officialdom, consultants and contractors.
  • High level reflective, analytical and writing / editing skills though the provision of technical, strategic and operational reports, project reviews and evaluations, and the presentation, publication and editing of refereed journal / conference articles and media releases.
  • Project management skills including general construction project management, quantity surveying, and in particular project design, documentation, tendering, human resourcing, risk and value management, budgeting, time and quality control, contract administration, monitoring and evaluation.
  • PhD completed at the University of Melbourne (2012) entitled: 

Natural Disaster: Unnatural Response:

An intervention and recovery framework informed by the case of T.Vilufushi, Maldives, following the 2004 Asian Tsunami

The research investigates longer term community recovery and development following natural disasters. Using a case-study from the Maldives following the 2004 Asian tsunami, the research considers the relationship between post-disaster response interventions and their impact upon community recovery, resilience and sustainability, within the context of large scale response programs. The main output of the research is a holistic practitioner focused response intervention framework for managing post disaster recovery program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The framework can also be applied to development scenarios. The research has been recognised internationally through being awarded the Chartered Institute of Building Australasia award for Excellence in Building Postgraduate Research Award for 2012. The thesis abstract can be retrieved from the University of Melbourne e-repository at:http://repository.unimelb.edu.au/10187/15522

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.
  • Member of the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors.
  • Member of the Australasian Evaluation Society.
  • Approved Period Offer Consultant of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in the following service categories – (Infrastructure).
  • Register Member of Australian Government Civilian Corps (ACC).
  • Register Member of Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief (RedR Australia).
  • Approved Evaluation Consultant – Australian Red Cross.
  • Registered Shelter Delegate – Australian Red Cross.
  • Editorial Panel – International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment.
  • Guest Editor – Environmental Hazards – Human and Policy Dimensions
  • Guest Editor – Disasters Journal.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD (University of Melbourne – 2012).
  • Master of Applied Science (Building). (RMIT University – 2001)
  • Bachelor of Construction Economics (with Distinction). (RMIT University – 1993)
  • Graduate Certificate in Property. (RMIT University – 2004)
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning. (RMIT University – 1997)

TRAINING 

  • International Federation of Red Cross & Habitat for Humanity – Participatory Safe Shelter Awareness – Training of Facilitators (August 2015)
  • Australian Red Cross – Rapid Mobile Phone Technology (February 2015).
  • Australian Red Cross – Child Protection Training (October 2013).Australian Red Cross – Gender Equality in Humanitarian Program Planning (June 2013).
  • Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief (Australia) – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Emergencies (October 2012).
  • United Nations – Advanced Security in the Field (July 2012).
  • Australian Red Cross – Capacity Development across Cultures (January 2012).
  • Australian Government – Australian Civilian Corps – Post Disaster and Post Conflict Foundation Course (May 2011).
  • International Federation of the Red Cross – Shelter Cluster Co-ordination Training. (September – November 2010).
  • International Federation of the Red Cross – Shelter Technical Training. (June 2010).
  • Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief (Australia) – Training of Trainers Course (February 2009).
  • Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief (Australia) – Essentials of Humanitarian Practice Course (2008).
  • Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief (Australia) – Personal Security and Communications Course (2008).
  • Red Cross – Basic Training Course (Sri Lanka 2005).