Associate Prof. Jamie Mackee

Jamie MacKee is a Senior Lecturer in Construction Management and Assistant Dean (International) in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment. His main areas of research are Architectural Conservation of the Cultural Built Heritage of Asia, Environmental management systems and construction management education. He has published numerous refereed Journal and Conference papers relating to these areas, especially environmental management systems. His work in Strategic Environmental Assessment has been widely disseminated to stakeholders in the Asian region. He has completed a Research Masters Degree at the National University of Singapore that focused on the community impact evaluation of cultural built heritage in Singapore. He is currently a Chief Investigator on an ECR Project that is investigating the impact of global agencies such as UNESCO on the conservation of Cultural Built Heritage in Asia. Jamie has been involved in Tsunami relief designing and tendering a AUD$1million hospital facility and Community Maternity Clinic in Sri Lanka. He is a reviewer for several international Journals including Building Research and Information and Construction Management and Economics.


PhD (Newcastle) M.Sc (Research)(NUS) B.Arch (Hons2a)(QLD), B.Des.St (QLD), P/Grad.Dip. ACOMAS (Sri Lanka)

Research Expertise

Resilience, Disaster Management: The protection and conservation of Historic Buildings after disaster, Cultural Heritage Conservation theory, Asian Cultures and Philosophies

Selected Publications

  • Dong, W., MacKee, J., & Mak, M. M. (2015). Validating the Holistic Sustainability Framework: The Application on Shangbu Regeneration in China. The International Journal of Sustainability in Economic, Social, and Cultural Context, 10(2), 19-33.
  • MacKee, J. (2013). Developing an alternative paradigm for Asian Heritage conservation: A Buddhist-systemic perspective. In K. de Silva, & N. K. Chapagain (Eds.), Asian Heritage Management: Contexts, Concerns and Prospects (pp. 303-324). Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge. Retrieved from 520546/
  • MacKee, J., Askland, H.H., Askew, L., (2014) Recovering cultural built heritage after natural disasters, a resilience perspective. The International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment 5(2) 202-212.
  • Dong, W., Mackee, J., Mak, M.,Y. (2011) Exploratory analysis of the traditional philosophy underpinned urban sustainability model for Chinese cities’, Procedia Engineering, 21 838-845.
  • MacKee, J. Restoring non-secular cultural heritage in south and southeast Asia in the aftermath of a natural disaster: Integrating systems theory and indigenous philosophical and cultural traditions to support sustainable conservation approaches. Historic Environment, 23(2): 48 – 54, 2011.
  • Dong, W., Lehmann, S., MacKee, J. From Cities to Districts: Combined Analysis on Density Variation of Chinese Cities in different Climate Zones The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural. Economic and Social Sustainability, 6(1), pp.277-302. 2010.
  • MacKee, J., A Buddhist-Systems Paradigm for Conserving Cultural Built Heritage: Development of a Conceptual Framework for Conserving Non-Secular Monuments in South and Southeast Asia. The Icfai University Journal of Architecture, 2(1) pp16 – 35. 2009.
  • MacKee, J., Evaluation in Urban Conservation: Case studies on the application of evaluation in conservation decision-making for the inclusion of cultural built heritage in modern urban centres. Saarbrucken, VDM Verlag Dr. Muller. 2009.
  • MacKee, J., Conserving Cultural Built Heritage in South and Southeast Asia: A conceptual framework for the conservation of non- secular built heritage based on the philosophical and cultural experiences of the region. Saarbrucken, VDM Verlag Dr. Muller. 2009.
  • Williams, A., MacKee, J., Gajendran, T., Brewer, G. Motivation to Engage: Piloting Assessment Techniques to Encourage Student Engagement. The International Journal of Construction Management. 4 (2), pp27-37, 2004. Briffett, C., Obbard, J., MacKee, J., Environmental assessment in Malaysia: a means to an end or a new beginning. Impact assessment and Project Appraisal. 22(3), pp221-233, 2004