Professor Helen Lingard



School /
Work Unit

Property Const & Project Mgt

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 3449


Building: 8
Level: 8
Room: 62

City Campus


Design & Social Context


Key activities

Professor Helen Lingard’s research focuses on the areas of occupational health and safety (OHS) and work-life balance in the construction industry. Professor Lingard has been a Chief Investigator in numerous government and industry-funded research projects and, in 2009, was awarded a prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellowship to deliver a program of research in the field of construction OHS. Professor Lingard frequently undertakes contract research projects for industry and government and leads a team of researchers in the construction OHS field.


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in occupational safety management in the construction industry, University of Hong Kong (1995).

Bachelor of Arts (Politics), Upper second class (Honours), University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom (1990).

Professional interests

  • Australasian Regional Coordinator of the CIB W099 Working Commission on Safety and Health in Construction
  • Fellow of the Safety Institute of Australia
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the ERA A-rated journal Construction Management and Economics
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Panel of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Journal of Management, Procurement and Law.


2011 – H. Lingard, T. Cooke, and N. Blismas were awarded The Chartered Institute of Building Prize for the Best Research Paper at the 27th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Conference, Bristol, 5-7th September 2011. The paper was titled “Who is ‘the designer’ in construction occupational health and safety?"

2003 – H. Lingard, A. Mills and P. Ashford were awarded the prize for best paper of the 28th Annual Australian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) conference in Geelong. The paper was titled 'Patterns of semester-time employment among undergraduate Property and Construction students: a preliminary investigation’

2001 – V. Francis and H. Lingard were awarded the prize for best paper of the 26th Annual Australian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) conference in Adelaide. The paper was titled 'Work-Life Employment Practices - meeting the Needs of Construction Professionals in the 21st Century.

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