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Dr Amal Abuzeinab

Job: VC2020 Lecturer

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: Leicester School of Architecture

Address: De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester, UK

T: +44 (0)116 2506089

E: amal.abuzeinab@dmu.ac.uk

W: dmu.ac.uk/lsa

 

Personal profile

Dr. Amal Abuzeinab is VC2020 Lecturer in Architecture with specialism in low passive energy design. Funded by EPSRC, Amal has awarded her PhD in 2015 from University of Salford. Her thesis title was Implementing Green Business Models in the UK Construction Industry: Opportunities and Challenges. Amal has MSc in Architecture from the Robert Gordon University  and BSc Hons in Architecture from University of Khartoum, Sudan.

Research group affiliations

Architecture Research Group (ARG)

Key research outputs

  • Abuzeinab, A., Arif, M., & Qadri, A. (2017) Barriers to MNEs green business models in the UK construction sector: An ISM analysis, Journal of Cleaner Production  

  • Abuzeinab, A., Arif, M., Kulonda, D. & Awuzie, B. (2016) Green business models transformation: Evidence from the UK construction sector, Journal of Built Environment Project and Asset Management

Research interests/expertise

  • Green business models for the built environment
  • Passive/ low energy design
  • Sustainability in architectural education
  • Social housing

Areas of teaching

Low/ passive energy design

Sustainability in architecture

Research-led teaching   

Qualifications

PhD

MSc

BSc (Hons)

Courses taught

  • BA Architecture 
  • BSc Architectural Technology 
  • MSc Architecture and Sustainability 

Honours and awards

  • Pollution Challenge Finalist 2013 – Environment Agency
  • EPSRC Doctoral Training Account studentship (DTA) 2011 - School of the Built Environment, University of Salford 

Membership of external committees

World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD)

Membership of professional associations and societies

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) 

Forthcoming events

The Business Model Conference 2017

Conference attendance

CIB World Building Congress 2016, 30 May – 3 June, Tampere Finland, Green business models and organisational changes: Lessons from the UK construction sector, Abuzeinab, A. & Arif, M, paper presentation

Fourth International Conference on Multinational Enterprises and Sustainable Development, 13-15 December 2015, Lisbon Portugal, Overcoming barriers to green business models in the UK construction industry, Abuzeinab, A. & Arif, M, paper presentation

40th IAHS World Congress on Housing, Sustainable Housing Construction, 16-19 December 2014, Funchal Portgual, Understanding sustainability through Bradford affordable housing lens, Abuzeinab, A., Oltean-Dumbrava, C., & Dickens D., paper presentation

4th International Conference on Building Resilience, Building Resilience, 8-10 September 2014, Salford Quays United kingdom, Stakeholder engagement: A green business model indicator, Abuzeinab, A. & Arif, M., paper presentation

Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Abuzeinab, 31 May–3 June 2014, Montréal Canada, Green business models in the UK construction sector: Empirical study, Abuzeinab, A., Arif, M. & Thompson, W., paper presentation

The 2014 CIB W55/65/89/92/96/102/117 & TG72/81/83 International Conference on Construction in a Changing World,  4 –7 May, 2014, Sri Lanka, Emergence of the business models in the building and construction literature, Abuzeinab, A., & Arif, M., paper presentation

11th International Postgraduate Research Conference IPGRC, 8–10 April, 2013, University of Salford, Salford, UK, Business model reconfiguration in green construction: A theoretical perspective, Abuzeinab, A. & Arif, M., paper presentation

11th International Postgraduate Research Conference IPGRC, 8–10 April, 2013, University of Salford, Salford, UK, Sustainable construction capabilities: A Local Authority perspective, Abuzeinab, A. & Arif, M., paper presentation

8th Annual Green Economics Institute Conference, 18-22 July 2013 University of Oxford, Worcester College, UK, A conceptual green business model for construction companies: An empirical evaluation, Abuzeinab, A., & Arif, M., paper presentation.   

Externally funded research grants information

Developing local capacity for building affordable, self-sufficient homes, Royal Academy of Engineering, Co-investigator 2016-2017

Researcher links workshop travel grant to Kazakhstan 2016

Researcher links workshop travel grant to Brazil 2016  

Internally funded research project information

PhD studentship full bursary 2017

ERASMUS+ teaching mobility grant 2017

Low cost sustainable home prototype for developing countries (LCSH), RIF, Co-investigator 2016-2017

VC202 fund 2016

ARG fund 2016

 

Professional esteem indicators

Peer-review for the following journals:

Journal of Cleaner Production 

Facilities

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (IJSHE)

Architectural Engineering and Design Management journal 

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