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Dr. Ezri Hayat (PhD) works as a Senior Lecturer in Built Environment. He is leading the BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management programme and  also involved in teaching Quantity Surveying and Architectural Technology programmes. 

Prior to his academic post in University of Huddersfield, Dr Hayat was a Lecturer in Construction Management in Teesside University, where he developed the Construction Management programme and the Course Leader for Civil Engineering BEng and MEng programme. 

Throughout his academic career, Dr. Hayat has been involved in development of a number research grant proposal submitted to Erasmus Plus, NERC and Horizon2020 schemes, including ARCADIAN and CABARET.

Before joining the academia, Dr Hayat spent his professional career time working for a various United Nation agencies (UNHAS - WPF, UNHABITAT), Donor Organisations (GTZ/GIZ) and Consultant company (GHD pty ltd) in the reconstruction of disaster-affected areas.

He started his career with United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS), for the distribution and transportation of aid donation throughout the earthquake and tsunami affected areas in Aceh Province, Indonesia as part of the Indian Ocean humanitarian relief operation. He later joined GTZ (now GIZ), the German development agencies for their Support for Local Governance for Sustainable Reconstruction (SLGSR) project in provision of housing complex for tsunami victim. He also worked for GHD, in the Multi Donor Fund Infrastructure Reconstruction Enabling Project (IREP) and Infrastructure Reconstruction Financing Facility project (IRFF) project. With UNHABITAT, he provided technical expertise to the government for the reconstruction of houses, community dissemination, and trained more than 300 community-based house reconstruction facilitators. He was also the coordinator of Shelter Cluster, a network of donor agencies and NGOs working for the reconstruction of shelters in the 2009 West Sumatra Earthquake. 

Dr Hayat's research foci have been in the area of Disaster Risk Reduction and the reconstruction of infrastructure facilities in post-disaster context, as well as capacity building and governance policy. Currently, Dr Hayat is developing research ideas that looks into the application of digital technologies to help with Disaster Risk Reduction initiatives and enhance societal resilience to disaster and climate change. He is looking forward to collaborate with both academia and industry professionals for interdisciplinary approach researches in these disciplines and subject areas. 


  • PhD, University of Salford - Award Date: 1 May 2015

  • Master, University of New South Wales - Award Date: 26 Sep 2008

  • Bachelor, Trisakti University - Award Date: 7 May 2005

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Disasters
  • Infrastructure
  • Socioeconomic Conditions


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