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Gesa Ruge

Senior Lecturer - Construction Management
School of Engineering and Technology
10 William Street - 4.09
About Me

I am a practice focused researcher and educator with over 25 years of management expertise in industry across built environment sectors. This includes building design, project and construction management, urban infrastructure and engineering coordination, contribution to industry and education policy. My research on sustainable development in construction management supports closer engagement between industry and government. My scholarship in learning and teaching focuses on advancing education for future skill sets and expanding academic and industry capabilities.


I have worked as client-based advisor for government and private sector construction companies, developing tailored sustainability strategies in conjunction with in-house training and mentoring for on-site construction teams.  As higher education academic, I have developed an innovative pedagogy that develops students’ professional attributes through ‘constructive, explicit and reflective’ learning experiences. I am currently leading and participating in cross-institutional and international research projects with high quality publications and professional development workshops

Universities Studied At

The University of Western Australia 

Curtin University

Charles Sturt University

University of Canberra

Universities Worked At

University of Canberra

Edith Cohan University

Central Queensland University 


· STLHE Educational Developers Caucus (Canada) research grant, 2018-2019

· TEQSA national award for best research paper on student learning, 2017

· Fellow of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (FHERDSA), 2015

· Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building (FAIB), 2014

· University of Canberra Vice Chancellor’s Citation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, 2013

· NAWIC ACT Chrystal Vision Award for Leadership, 2012

· Telstra ACT Business Award for Innovation, 2010

· ACT Government Business Point Award, 2009

· Property Council of ACT Award for Contribution to Property Sector, 2008 

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Building

Fellow of the Higher Education Research and Development Society Australasia

Member of the Australian Property Institute 

Member of the National Association of Women in Construction 

Member of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Member of International Sustainable Development Research Society  

Member of Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Canada)

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 4010 Engineering practice and education
  • 4104 Environmental management
  • 3302 Building
  • 3901 Curriculum and Pedagogy

At the level of Associate Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Built Environment And Design

Building - Building Construction Management and Project Planning


Curriculum and Pedagogy - Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development


Engineering practice and education - Engineering education

Environmental Sciences

Environmental management - Environmental management not elsewhere classified

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