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    Biography

    I am a dedicated, ambitious and self-motivated person with extensive academic experience in project management along with a sound engineering background. My main research focus is to achieve sustainable development through Integrative Project Management approaches. My research activities were focused on the engagement of project stakeholders and investigating the project risks with the aim to improve the project performance through achieving the sustainability. My research interest also lies to investigate the cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics in project management to improve decision-making processes and optimize the project performance. She authored research papers in peer reviewed journals and conferences in the areas of measuring project success, managing project stakeholders, risk management and achieving sustainability performances.

    Research Projects/Collaborations

    RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

    Journal Articles

    1. Saad, A.; Bal, M.; Khatib, J. (2022), The Need for a Proper Waste Management Plan for the Construction Industry: A Case Study in Lebanon. Sustainability, 14, 12783. https://doi.org/10.3390/ su141912783
    1. Bal, M., Bryde D., (2015), "Measuring Performance to Engage the Extended Project Team in Construction", Construction Management, Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.1-10
    1. Bal, M, Bryde D., Fearon, D. and Ochieng, E., (2013), “Stakeholder Engagement: Achieving Sustainability in the Construction Sector”, Sustainability, 5(2), pp. 695-710.

    Conference Proceedings

    1. Bal, M., Antony, A. (2023), Analysing the Impact of Stakeholder Management Using IMS, to Mitigate Project Risk in Information Technology Projects, BAM2023, 37th Annual Conference, 5th- 6th September, 2023.
    2. Bal, M. (2020), “Understanding Project Success through Analysis of Lean Management Approach”, BAM2020 Conference In The Cloud, 2nd - 4th September 2020 (Awarded Best Paper)
    3. Bal, M., Olomolaiye, A., (2019), “Relationship between project manager’s leadership style and project success in manufacturing sector.”, PM Congress,  Aula TU Delft, Mekelweg 5, Delft - 10-12 April 2019
    4. Bal, M., Olomolaiye, A., (2017), “Managing the Project Processes through tailored Project Management Methodologies”, 31st Annual British Academy of Management Conference, University of Warwick, 5-7 September, 2017.
    5. Bal, M., Zuofa, T. (2017), “Construction Sustainability: A Content Analysis of Integrated Project Management”, 31st Annual British Academy of Management Conference, University of Warwick, 5-7 September, 2017.
    6. M.Bal, D. Bryde, D. (2015), “Does Sustainability Fit into Supply Chain?”, 29th Annual British Academy of Management Conference, University of Portsmouth from the 8th - 10th September 2015
    7. Bal, M., Bryde, D.J., Fearon, D. & Ochieng, E G.(2013), “A Stakeholder’s Perspective To Improve The Construction Project Performance”, Built Environment & Natural Environment Annual Conference, 30th May, Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
    8. M.Bal, D. Bryde, D. Fearon and E.G. Ochieng, (2013), “Stakeholder’s Influence to Improve the Construction Project Performance”, 11th International Post Graduate Research Conference, 605, 8th - 10th April, University of Salford, Manchester, pp. 605 - 616.
    9. M. Bal, D. Bryde, D. Fearon and E.G. Ochieng, (2012), “Stakeholder Engagement: An Approach to Achieve Sustainability in the Urban Construction Sector”, 1st International Conference on Urban Sustainability and Resilience, UCL, London, UK, 5-6th November, 2012.
    10. M. Bal, D. Bryde, D. Fearon and E.G. Ochieng, (2012), “Achieving Sustainability in Construction: An Integrative Project Management”, 27th Annual British Academy of Management Conference, Cardif University, Cardif, UK, 11th – 13th September.
    11. Bal, M., Bryde, D.J., Fearon, D. & Ochieng, E G. (2012), “The Influence of Stakeholder Engagement In Construction Sustainability”, Creative construction Conference, 30 June-3rd July, Budapest, Hungery, pp. 68 - 79.
    12. Bal, M., Bryde, D.J., Fearon, D. & Ochieng, E G. (2012), “Engaging Stakeholders for Sustainable Construction”, Built Environment & Natural Environment Annual Conference, 30th May, Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
    13. Bal, M., Bryde, D.J. & Fearon, D. (2011), “A Model of Stakeholder Management Strategies for Sustainable Construction”, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 5-7th September, Bristol, UK.
    14. Bal, M., Bryde, D.J., Fearon, D. (2011), “Achieving Sustainability Through Stakeholder Management In Construction Supply Chain”, Built Environment & Natural Environment Annual Conference, 10th May, Liverpool John Moores University, UK.

    Employment

    04/24 – Present       Teaching Fellow in Aston University

    01/22 – 03/23         Assistant Professor 

    09/15 – 12/21        Lecturer in Engineering Management, School of Mechanical, Automotive and Aerospace Engineering, Coventry University

    10/14 – 08/15        Assistant Lecturer, School of Strategy and Leadership, Coventry University

    10/10 – 07/14         PhD Researcher, Liverpool John Moores University

    08/06 – 08/08        Project Engineer, Shikalbaha 60 MW Power Station, (SBS International Business Ltd), Chittagong, Bangladesh

     

    Qualifications

    • Qualified to PRINCE2 Practitioner
    • Qualified to AgilePM Practitioner
    • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

    Education/Academic qualification

    BSc in Mechanical Engineering

    PhD in Project Management , Liverpool John Moores University

    MSc in Engineering Management, University of Greenwich

    External positions

    External Examiner, University of Bolton

    External Examiner, Blackpool and Flyde College

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