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Jessica Siva, BAppSc.(Arch), BArch(Hons), MPhil., is an Australian Postgraduate Award PhD scholarship holder at RMIT, Australia in the School of Property, Construction and Project Management. She previously obtained a Masters of Philosophy from the University of Newcastle where she was awarded the 2007 Postgraduate Research Prize. She has tutored and supervised students in the programs of Masters of Architecture and Masters of Construction Management. She has worked on various nationally-funded research projects and has over 50 research publications in design management, innovation, internationalisation, megaprojects, government supply chain management, human capital, sustainable urban development and client management. Jessica has jointly won three Emerald Publishing Group Best Paper Awards in 2009, 2011 and 2012. She also won a ProSPER.Net United Nations University Young Researchers’ School Scholarship in 2011. More recently she was awarded the RMIT European Union Centre Grant for Academic Excellence where she will be undertaking a research visit to Aalto University to collaborate with a group of researchers working in the area of megaprojects. Jessica is the founding President of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) RMIT Student Chapter. She is the Publications Officer of the Chartered Institute of Building (Australasia) and the editor of the Contact professional journal/magazine. RMIT University RMIT University is one of Australia’s leading tertiary institutions and the School of Property, Construction and Project Management is one of the highest performers in built environment research and is internationally renowned. In the most recent 2012 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) rankings in the Field of Research category 1202 (Building), RMIT was ranked at four star out of a possible five which indicates research at “above world standard“. This was equal highest with another Australian university which means RMIT are the equal top ranked research program in building nationally. RMIT University is one of Australia’s longest established educational institutions. It is a global university of technology with its heart in the city of Melbourne. RMIT creates and disseminates knowledge that meets the needs of industry and community and fosters in students the skills and passion to contribute to and engage in the world. More at

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