Prof. John Smallwood is Professor and Head, Department of Construction Management, and Programme Director, MSc (Built Environment) Programme, and a member of Construction Research Education and Training Enterprises (CREATE), which consultancy specialises in construction health and safety (H&S), and quality. Notable latter related contributions include those to the cidb H&S and quality status reports.
Both his MSc and PhD (Construction Management) addressed H&S; the latter addressed the relationship with productivity and quality. He is also a National Research Foundation rated researcher specialising in construction-related issues such as H&S. Nearly 32 years of H&S and also quality experience includes contracts management, research, publishing, research, course / programme / seminar / workshop development, lecturing, conference organising, judging, and chairing of regional and national forums and committees.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), and a member of the Association of Construction Project Managers (ACPM), Ergonomics Society of South Africa (ESSA), Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Institute of Safety Management (IoSM), International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), and South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (SAIOSH), registered as a Pr CHSA and Pr CM with, and a Past-Councilor of the Council of the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP), and a Past-President of the then South African Institute of Building (SAIB). He is also a Past-President, Association of Schools of Construction Southern Africa (ASOCSA), and a Director, Association of Construction Health and Safety Management (ACHASM). International contributions include Coordinator, Africa and Middle East, International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) Work Group 99 (Safety and Health in Construction), and International Coordinator, CIB Task Group 59 (People in Construction).