Thayaparan Gajendran

Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle

A/P Gajendran's research interest is on building resilience in organisations and communities. His research broadly focuses on the cultural analysis project organizations in the context of construction management and disaster management to build resilience. His work draws from social and economic disciplines to investigate the problems at the intersections of organisations and communities.


  • 2015–present
    Associate professor, The University of Newcastle


  • 2010 
    The University of Newcastle, PhD
  • 2007 
    The University of Newcastle, Grad Cert in PTT
  • 2000 
    The National University of Singapore , M.Sc. (Building) by Research
  • 1999 
    University of Sri Jayawardenepura , Post Graduate Diploma (Management)
  • 1995 
    University of Moratuwa, B. Sc. (Quantity Surveying) Hons.

Professional Memberships

  • Associate Member Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Research Areas

  • Building (1202)