Sharifah Akmam Syed Zakaria

Dr Zakaria teaches Construction Technology (Industrialised Building System and Green Building Technology), Engineering Management (Innovation and Creativity), Management Accounting & Industrial Marketing. She also has consultancy work experience in projects such as Feasibility Study for Infrastructure Development at Sabah, Malaysia and East Kalimantan, Indonesia Border, Industrilized Building System (IBS) in Malaysia.


PhD in Construction Management (Building), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Newcastle, MBA, School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, BBA (Hons), Management and International Business, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Research Expertise

Technology Management, Decision Governance, Innovation Management, Behavioural Economics, Disaster Risk Management, Project Financing, Construction Management and Engineering Education

Selected Publications

  • Von Meding, J., Oyedele, L. and Bruen, J. (2014), Linking Organisational Competency to Project Success in Post-Disaster Reconstruction, Open House International, SPECIAL ISSUE on Post-Disaster Housing Reconstruction, 39(3), pp 09-18
  • Von Meding, J., Mackee, J. and Gajendran, T. (2013), Editorial: Built Environment Perspectives on Post-Disaster Reconstruction, International Journal of Architectural Research, 7(3), pp. 08-13
  • Von Meding, J., Oyedele, L., Cleland, D.J., McGrath, R. and Bruen, J. (2012), A Competence-Based Post-Disaster Reconstruction Process, The International Journal of the Constructed Environment, 2(1), pp 51-66
  • Von Meding, J. (2012), Emergency Management in Developed Countries: An Investigation of Hazard Risk, Vulnerability and Government Response in the UK and USA, Journal of Disaster Advances, 5(4), pp 921-927
  • Von Meding, J., Oyedele, L. and Cleland, D.J. (2011), Mapping NGO Competency to Reduce Human Vulnerability in Post-disaster Communities: Comparing Strategies in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, The International Journal of the Humanities, 8(11), pp 119-138
  • Von Meding, J., Oyedele, L. and Cleland, D.J. (2009), Developing NGO competencies in post-disaster reconstruction: a theoretical framework, Journal of Disaster Advances, 2(3), pp 36-45