English, J.et al. (2012) Editor. Professional Communication: How to Deliver Effective Written and Spoken Messages, 3rd Ed. Ch. 1-7; 11. Cape Town: Juta
English, J. et al. (2012)et al. E-Book: Professional Communication: How to Deliver Effective Written and Spoken Messages, Virtual Book, Cape Town: Eduflex.com
English, J. (2006) Chapters 5-10 in Professional Communication: How to Deliver Effective Written and Spoken Messages; 2nd Ed; Cape Town: Juta. pp. 85-285
English, J. (2002) “Training in and Appreciation of Cultural Differences in a Developing Country to improve Industrial Efficiency: A Specific Experience in Training and an Evaluation of its Outcome”; Training for Construction Industry Development: Best Practices, ed. Stephen O Ogunlana, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 2002: 974-8208-52-4, pp. 27-41
English, J. (1993) Appletizer: Biography of Edmund J Lombardi, EJ Lombardi Trust: Cape Town
English, J. (1984) Syfrets: The First Trust Company in the World, Syfrets: Cape Town
PhD Thesis (2007) Glasgow Caledonian University:The Development of Women in the South African Construction Workforce in terms of Employment, Training and Skills Acquisition
MPhil Thesis (2002) University of Cape Town: An Assessment of Current Conditions in the Informal Construction Labour Sector and whether these Conditions accommodate Training.
RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS: Journal Papers
Nudelman, G. and English, J. (2019) “Ethical dilemmas experienced by engineering students during their vacation work”. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Educational Practice.145(2) DOI: 05019001
English, J. (2018) “Development in developing ‘Graduateness’ through scenario teaching of ethics”. CIB Task Group 95, International conference on professionalism and ethics in construction. London South Bank University. 21-22 November 2018. pp 383-391
Levecque, P., Matsebela, A, Manono, M, Le Roux, K, Alves, S and English, J. (2018) “Language, Professional Communication and Team Work embedded in the Chemical Engineering curriculum”. ‘Care, Connect, Create” UCT Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Cape Town, 17 July.
Nudelman, G. and English, J. (2018) “Assessment of communicative modes used by engineering and built environment professionals”. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies. 36(4) SN 1607-3614 – https://doi.org/10.2989/16073614.2018.1548291
Alves, S. and English, J. (2018) “Female students’ preparedness for a male-dominated workplace.” Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology. 16(4) pp 581-595 www.emeraldinsight.com/1726-0531.htm
English, J. and Alves, S. (2016) “Inclusion of HIV education into a third-year communication course for students of engineering and the built environment” South African Journal of Higher Education (SAJHE) 30(4) pp 5-19 https://journals.co.za/content/high/30/4/EJC197367
Nudelman, G. and English, J. (2016) “Language Enrichment revisited: evolving theories and practice in Professional Communication Studies” Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies DOI: 10.2989/16073614.2015.1108853 www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.2989/16073614.2015.1108853
Gwynne-Evans, A. and English, J. (2014) “Changes in teaching Graduate Skills, including ethics, since 2010” South African Journal of Higher Education Vol. 28, No. 1; pp ISSN 1011-3487
English, J. and Le Jeune, K. (2012) “Do Professional Women and Tradeswomen in the South African Construction Industry Share Common Employment Barriers despite Progressive Government Legislation?” Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, Vol. 138 No. 2 pp 145-152. ascelibrary.org/toc/jpepe3/139/4
English, J. and Bowen, P.A. (2012) “Overcoming Potential Risks to Females Employed in the South African Construction Industry”, The International Journal of Construction Management: Special Edition – Corporate Social Responsibility within Construction, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp 37-49 www.cibworld.nl/site/about_cib
Sulcas, G. and English, J. (2010) “A Case for Focus on Professional Communication Skills at Senior Undergraduate Level in Engineering and the Built Environment”, Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies on “Language and Communication in Technical fields” Vol. 28, No. 3, pp 219-227
English, J., Haupt, T.C. and Smallwood, J. (2006) “Women, Construction, and Health and Safety in South Africa: South African and Tanzanian Perspectives”, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Vol.4, No.1, pp. 18-29, ISBN: 0-620-33919-5 www.emeraldinsight.com/journals
English, J. (2006) “Women in Construction: Lessons to be Learnt for South Africa”, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Vol 4, No. 2, pp. 25-33 ISSN: 1726-0531
English, J. and Mbuthia, G. (2004) “An Assessment of Current Subcontracting Options in South Africa : The Employers’ Perspectives in Transition”, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Vol 2, No.1, pp. 16-34, ISBN: 1726-0531
English, J. (2003) “Opportunities for Training and Self Development that the New Millennium Offers the Informal Construction Worker in South Africa: A Case Study of 200 Workers”. Journal of Construction Research, Hong Kong Institute of Building, Hong Kong, Vol. 4, No.1
English, J. (2003) “Health and Safety on Site as Perceived by the South African Subcontracted Workforce”. The International Journal of Construction Management, The Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management, China, Vol 3, No.1, www.bdg.nus.edu.sg/ickc
English, J. (2002) “Managing Cultural Differences to Improve Industrial Efficiency”. Building, Research and Information, Vol. 30 No.3, May/June 2002, pp. 196-04 ISSN 09613218
English, J. (2002) “The Communication Problems Experienced by Workforce On-Site and their Possible Solutions”. The Journal of Construction Research, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 311 – 321. http://www.worldscientific.com
English, J. (1997) Study into a Communication Training Programme for Tutors of Environment and Structure of Business, South African Journal of Higher Education, Vol 11, No. 1, Pretoria, pp. 139-145. www.sajhe.org.za
RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS: Conference Proceedings
Alves, S. and English, J. (2017) “Female Construction Students’ Perceptions of Gender and Sexism and Preparation by the university environment”. Proceedings of Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), 33rd International Conference, Cambridge, England. 4-6 September. pp 219-228
English, J. and Abrahams, S. (2015) “A Study of Inclusivity of HIV/AIDS awareness in core curricula for Construction, Economics and Management students”. ARCOM, Lincoln, UK. 7- 9 September
English, J. and Abrahams, S. (2015) Inclusivity of HIV/AIDS awareness in third year communication courses for Engineers, CIB International Conference, Belfast, Ireland. 10-11 September
Hay, P. and English, J. (2014) “Why involving women in the use and development of water infrastructure in rural areas in South Africa is key for disaster risk reduction and risk management”
Abrahams, S. and English, J. (2013) “Integration of Social and Public Health Discourse in Curriculum in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment”, UCT Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Cape Town, 21October.
English, J. (2013) “New Venture Planning Skills incorporate Ethics for Industry: a study of curriculum for Engineering students”, GBATA Fifteenth Annual International Conference, Helsinki, Finland, 2-6 July. Electronic copy. www.GBATA.com
Gwynne-Evans, A and. English, J. (2012) “How PCS is responding to the challenge of ECSA requirements and to policy changes at UCT, emphasising Graduateness”, UCT Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Cape Town, 25October.
English, J. and Gwynne-Evans, A. (2012) “Why do we do what we need to do? Changes in teaching ethics in Professional Communication Studies’ (PCS) courses at UCT in 2011/2012” Sixth Annual Learning and Teaching conference, University of KwaZula Natal, 25-27 September.
English, J. and Hay, P. (2012) “Women in construction: a South African study on intersectionality for women working in a traditionally male trade”, conference proceedings of Gender, Work and Organisation (GWO), 7th Biennial International Inter-disciplinary Conference, theme: Intersectionality, Work and Organizations, 27-29 June, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK. ISSN 291468-0432 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal
English, J. and Bowen, P. (2011) “Factors in Personal safety of women in the South African construction industry explored from the perspectives of both genders”, Proceedings of COBRA RICS Construction and Property conference, 12-13 September, University of Salford,. Manchester: pp 1033-1042. ISBN 9781907842191. www.rics.org/cobra
English, J., Dumbrell, K. and Newton, R. (2011) “A Tool to Measure Development in Communication Competency from Entrance to Exit Level in University Students, Conference Proceedings of SACOMM: The Past is Present, 29-31 August, UNISA, Pretoria, SA. Electronic copy. Abstract p. 86.
English, J. and Bowen, P. (2010) “Factors in Personal safety of women in the South African construction industry explored from the perspectives of both genders” Proceedings of COBRA 2010: The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 2-3 September 2010, Dauphine Université, Paris. Electronic copy.
ISBN 9781842196199. www.rics.org/cobra
English, J. (2010) “Positive Forces and Measures for Women from the Construction Industry in South Africa” Proceedings of COBRA 2010: The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 2-3 September 2010, Dauphine Université, Paris. Paris: Electronic copy. ISBN 9781842196199. www.rics.org/cobra
English, J. and Sulcas, G. (2009) “A Case for Focus on Professional Communication Skills at Senior Undergraduate Level in Engineering and the Built Environment”, paper given at the Joint SAALA/LSSA conference: Language and Identity – Innovation and Reflection, Cape Town, 28-30 September, pp. 53
English, J. (2008) Fighting Poverty in South Africa through Construction Labour for Women, Conference proceedings of Procurement of Construction and Reconstruction Projects in the International Context CIB W92, CIB TG63 and CIB W107, Montreal, Canada, Oct. 23-25, pp.183-191
English, J. (2008) A Case for Women’s Health and Safety at Skills Level, The 5th International Congress for Woman, Work & Health, Zacatecas City, Mexico, 27-31 October. DVD only
English, J. (2007) “A Case for Women at the Skills Level in the South African Construction Industry”, CIB World Building Congress, Cape Town, 17-20 May.
English, J., Haupt, T.C., and Smallwood, J. (2006) “Women, Construction, and Health and Safety in South Africa: South African and Tanzanian Perspectives”, CIB, Construction in Developing Economies: New Issues and Challenges, pp. 18-20, January, Santiago, Chile
English, J., Somerville, J. (2005) “Development of Women in the South African Construction Workforce” PRoBE 2005 Conference, November 2005; Glasgow, Scotland
English, J., Haupt, T.C., and Smallwood, J.(2005) “Women, Construction, and Health and Safety in South Africa”, Proceedings for 4th Triennial International Conference ‘Rethinking and Revitalizing Construction Safety, Health, Environment and Quality’, Port Elizabeth , 17-20 May, pp. 617-630
English, J., Sommerville, J. (2004) “The Construction Industry in South Africa: is it ready to develop its workforce?” Proceedings of CIB 2004 Working Commission W107: Construction in Developing Economies, Bangkok, Thailand, 17-19 November. ISBN: 0-621-35380-0 . www.cibworld.nl
English, J. and Sommerville, J.(2004), “Enhancing the Employment of Skilled Women in the South African Construction Industry”, Proceedings of CIDB 2nd Post-Graduate conference on Construction Industry Development, Cape Town , South Africa , 10-12 October. ISBN: 974-8208-56-7 www.cidb.org.za
English, J. and Mbuthia, G. (2004) “An Assessment of Current Subcontracting Options in South Africa: the Employers’ Perspectives on Transition”. Joint International Symposium of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, Singapore, pp.119-131
English, J. (2003) “Health and Safety on Site as Perceived by the South African Subcontracted Workforce”; Proceedings of Joint International Symposium of CIB Working Commissions (W107: Construction in Developing Countries), 22-24 October 2003, Singapore, pp.798-807
English, J. (2002). The Construction Labour Force in South Africa: A Study of the Informal Sector in the Western Cape. Working Paper in the section “Improving Communication and Social Dialogue in the Construction Industry”, Sectoral Activities Programme, Working Papers, International Labour Office, Geneva. ISBN: 922 113 357 5.
English, J. (2002) “Opportunities for Training and Self Development that the New Millennium Offers the Informal Construction Worker in South Africa: A Case Study of 200 Workers”. Proceedings of Conference, CIB W107: Creating a Sustainable Construction Industry in Developing Countries: Performance Improvement; 15-17 November, Stellenbosch; pp. 583-593. www.cibworld.nl
English, J. (2001) “Contextual Training of Communication and Language Skills: An Analysis of a Programme for Contextual Teaching of Interpersonal and Written Communication”. Proceedings of Conference on Integrating Content and Language: Providing Access to Knowledge through Language, 4-6 July 2001, Peninsula Technikon, Cape Town. http://www.pentech.ac.za/pil88/abstract16.htm
English, J. (2001) “Raising Labour Production and Improving Labour Relations on Construction Sites”. Proceedings of Tripartite Meeting on the Construction Industry in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Construction Industry in the 21st century, ed. Wells, J, ILO, Geneva, 12-14 December.
English, J. (2000) Education in, and Management of, Cultural Differences in a Developing Country in order to improve Industrial Efficiency. Proceedings for The Second International Conference of the CIB TG29, Gabarone, Botswana, 15-17 November, 2000, Botswana National Construction Industry Council, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Bostwana, Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), pp. 51-60
2016: Emerald publishing: Highly Commended Paper certificate for the paper “Black South African women in construction: cues for success”.
2015: Best Paper: CIB International Conference, Belfast, Ireland. www.cibw099.com
2004-6: NRF grant (plus R200,000) for research project on Sustainable Livelihoods: Eradication of Poverty. Topic: Developing women in the skilled workforce
2003: Full grant from Glasgow Caledonian University for 4 years’ PhD study
2001: Tripartite Meeting on the Construction Industry in the 21st Century, ILO, Geneva, 13 December. Fully funded presentation.
2000: Award (Excellent) for paper presented at the International Symposium on Construction and Economic Management, organised by Department of Construction, Tianjin University, China
KEYNOTE AND GUEST ADDRESSES
English, J. (2018) Chair for15th Gender Summit 18-19 June 2018, London, “United in Science and through Science”
English, J. (2015) “Bringing about substantial change in gender composition of engineering and technology fields: lessons from the construction sector” Sex and gender knowledge improving people’s lives. Gender Summit Africa, HSRC. 28-30 April, Cape Town. www.gender-summit.com
“A Case Study Review of a Blended Learning Course in Effective Writing for Professionals and Academics”, Thoughtful learner support in blended learning environments, UNISA Western Cape
Academic Support Development conference, Parow, 4 July 2015
“Political Economy of Gender and the Construction Sector”, Construction Unions and Negotiators’ conference, Building and Word Workers International (BWI), 4-5 June 2008, Johannesburg
“Women in Construction: Lessons to be Learnt for South Africa”, 1st Built Environment Conference, organised by Haupt and Smallwood,18-20 June 2006, Johannesburg
‘Does image matter?’ Building Industry Bargaining Council (BIBC) Seminar, Bellville, July 2005
‘Women in Construction: Agents of Change’, Women in Construction Working Conference, Cape Town. December 7, 2004
English, J. (2001) “Raising Labour Production and Improving Labour Relations on Construction Sites”. Address given at Tripartite Meeting on the Construction Industry in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Construction Industry in the 21st century, International Labour Organisation, 12-14 December, Geneva. www.ilo.org
EDITORIAL BOARDS / REVIEWER
Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Journal “Revista de la Construcción” (ISI/Scopus/Scielo)
Journal of Construction in Developing Countries Editorial
Technical Advisory Board: Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology
Member: CIDB (Construction Industry Development Board)
SAWIC (South African Women in Construction)
CONSULTANCIES / EXTENSION WORK: Communication training; writing and editing
Parliament; Transnet, Coega Development Organisation, Cape Town City Council, Special Investigation Unit (SIU); CTCC Environmental Internship Programme; Desmond Tutu Peace Centre, Botswana National Productivity Centre, Infrutec, Raymond Ackerman Entrepreneurs’ Course; LEAD, CLOTEX,National Botanical Institute, CDRA, CAP, NICRO, Black Sash
GIBB (nationwide), AURECON, @Vantage, Kempston, EFG Consulting Engineers, GOBA, UMVOTO, Anglo-Platinum, Hulett Aluminium, PetroSA, Stewart Scott Consulting Engineers, Murray & Roberts Construction, PFG Consultants
Old Mutual, Moores Rowland, INSETA, Wesgro, Korbitec, Old Mutual, Homechoice, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Investec Asset Management, KPMG, Steer Properties, Fairheads Trust, Woolworths, Board of Executors, Leo Computer Services, INTEC
UCT and other tertiary Institutions:
CPD (EBE, UCT), Graduate School of Business, UCT;
Stellenbosch University (Construction Management Masters’ Programme),
Famelab Presentations on scientific research.
Honours and Masters in Space Science and Astrophysics students (through NASSP, national pre-doctoral programme)
Honours and Masters in Radar (with University of Saudi Arabia)
Graduate School of Business – 1997-2011- full, part-time and modular MBA programmes
Staff / P. G. student courses: Research office, UCT: Conference Paper Presentations – 3 day residential course; Curriculum Vitae for academia; Conference posters
EMS Winter and Summer Schools (extensive number); UCT Law Society;
EBE Post-graduate society; South African Women in Engineering
UCT Extra Mural Studies programme
Judge for R Poetry for Life competition www.poetryforlife.co.za
Workshops to Nano-Technology Competition; Adjudicator: World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Competition; Adjudicator: South African National Debating finals.