Dr Jeffrey Seadon

Senior Lecturer

Email: jeff.seadon@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1547-7114

Teaching summary:

ENBU812 Engineering Resource Efficiency
ENBU814 Advanced Built Environment
ENGE816 Specialist Readings: Engineering Risk Management

Professional activities:

Appointment, affiliation, and membership

  • Auckland Council Construction Waste Group, Auckland Council (2019 - ongoing)
  • Member of the Sustainable Business Network Circular Economy Advisory Board, Sustainable Business Network (2017 - ongoing)
  • Governance Group of the Activating deconstruction and reuse - reducing Construction and Demolition Waste project, Auckland Council (2016 - 2017)
  • Governance Group of the Design Out Waste project, Winstone Wallboards (2015 - 2017)
  • Building and Construction Productivity Partnership Evidence Workstream, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (2011 - 2013)
  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Massey University (2010 - 2013)
  • Secretary, Life Cycle Association of New Zealand (2010 - 2012)

Editorship, reviewing, examining, and judging

  • Reviewer, Waste Management (2019 - ongoing)
  • Reviewer, UN Environment (2019)
  • Reviewer, UN Enviornment (2019)
  • Editor in Chief SIDS Waste Management Outlook, UN Environment (2017 - 2019)
  • Reviewer, Sustainability (2017 - ongoing)
  • PhD Thesis Examiner, AUT (2017)
  • Reviewer, International Journal for Construction Supply Chain Management (2016 - ongoing)
  • Member of the Waste Management Institute of New Zealand Annual Conference Best Paper Judging Panel, Waste Management Institute of New Zealand (2016 - ongoing)
  • Reviewer, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management (2014 - ongoing)
  • Reviewer, Waste Management and Research (2013 - ongoing)
  • Reviewer, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal (2013 - ongoing)
  • Reviewer, Resources, Conservation and Recycling (2012 - ongoing)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Cleaner Production (2011 - ongoing)

    Contribution to academic environment

    • Member of the Faculty Postgraduate Board of Studies, AUT (2019 - ongoing)
    • Member of the Engineering NZ Accreditation Steering Committee, AUT (2018)
    • Member of the School Undergraduate Board of Studies, AUT (2018 - 2020)
    • Member of the faculty Learning and Teaching Taskforce 1 - Common Paper, AUT (2017 - ongoing)
    • Visiting Researcher, Kyoto University (2014 - 2015)

    Other professional recognition

    • Session Chair, Regulatory Approaches, Asia-Pacific workshop on regional workshop on the reduction of mercury (2019)

    Outreach and engagement

    • E-waste w Dr Jeff Seadon (2020)
    • Product stewardship seen as a game changer and job creator (2020)
    • Product stewardship could lead to less waste and more jobs (2020)
    • Our gigantic e-waste problem (2020)
    • The Detail: New Zealand's e-waste problem (2020)
    • The world's 'tragically high' food waste problem is worse than previously thought (2020)
    • More wealth, more waste (2020)
    • More wealth, more waste (2020)
    • Global food waste worse than feared (2020)
    • The world's 'tragically high' food waste problem is worse than previously thought (2020)
    • More wealth, more waste (2020)
    • More wealth, more waste (2020)
    • We may be throwing away twice as much food waste as originally thought, study finds (2020)
    • Supermarket giant to trial 'unwrapped' fruit and vege (2020)
    • Countdown introduces plastic-free trial in produce department (2020)
    • Climate explained: seven reasons to be wary of waste-to-energy proposals (2019)
    • Climate explained: seven reasons to be wary of waste-to-energy proposals (2019)
    • Climate explained: seven reasons to be wary of waste-to-energy proposals (2019)
    • Climate explained: seven reasons to be wary of waste-to-energy proposals (2019)
    • Policy advice (2019)
    • Are we blissfully ignorant about the true nature of recycling in NZ? (2019)
    • Tech upgrades, innovation needed to keep control of waste (2019)
    • Recycling - Let’s get it sorted (2019)
    • Recycling in Australia (2019)
    • Recycling in Australia (2019)
    • How recycling is actually sorted, and why Australia is quite bad at it (2019)
    • No cheap throwaway solution to Australia's recycling dilemma (2019)
    • How recycling is actually sorted, and why Australia is quite bad at it (2019)
    • How recycling is actually sorted, and why Australia is quite bad at it (2019)
    • How recycling is actually sorted, and why Australia is quite bad at it (2019)
    • How recycling is actually sorted, and why Australia is quite bad at it (2019)
    • How recycling is actually sorted, and why Australia is quite bad at it (2019)
    • Recycling in Australia (2019)
    • Landfills a liability (2019)
    • Landfills a liability (2019)
    • Landfills a liability (2019)
    • Landfills a liability (2019)
    • Landfills a liability (2019)
    • Move to develop social assistance alongside property (2019)
    • Around 200 landfills built near oceans could cause environmental issues (2019)
    • Product responsibility could lead to less waste and more jobs (2019)
    • A Right Mess (2019)
    • It's time to change the way we travel, environment expert says (2019)
    • Top tips for Kiwis wanting to limit harm to the environment while on holiday (2019)
    • Budget 2019 - Expert Reaction (2019)
    • Gauging the impact of holidays in paradise: UN report says tourists one of main drivers of Pacific garbage problem (2019)
    • The Waste Levy, a waste of time? (2019)
    • Tourists are the main cause of waste problems (Pacific region) (2019)
    • Climate change erosion feeding deep ocean trash dump (2019)
    • Climate change erosion feeding deep ocean trash dump (2019)
    • Climate change erosion feeding deep ocean trash dump (2019)
    • Plastic waste in the Pacific: why tourism is being blamed for being a large part of the problem and how the industry can help fix it (2019)
    • Tourism in the Pacific Islands driving waste crisis – report (2019)
    • Tourists one of main drivers of Pacific rubbish pr (2019)
    • Tourism placing strain on Pacific's rubbish problems (2019)
    • Tropical trash: The impact of holidaying in the Pacific (2019)
    • Tropical trash: The impact of holidaying in the Pacific (2019)
    • NZ’s old landfills are ecodisasters in waiting (2019)
    • West Coast rubbish to end up at bottom of 4km deep ocean canyon, impacts felt for generations (2019)
    • West Coast waste will end up in deep sea canyon, scientist warns (2019)
    • Pacific countries ‘struggle to deal with tourism waste (2019)
    • Measuring the impact of Pacific holidays (2019)
    • The circular economy flips consumption on its head (2019)
    • Invited speech (2018)
    • Wellington residents are recycling less says a city report (2018)
    • What a Waste (2018)
    • Development of the Centre for Innovation in Remanufacture & Reuse (2018)
    • Policy Advice (2016)
    • New Auckland house builds could create 2.1m tonnes of waste (2016)
    • Keynote Speech (2016)
    • Keynote Speech (2016)
    • Policy Advice (2015)
    • Policy Advice (2015)
    • Policy Advice (2015)
    • Policy Advice (2015)

    Invitation to present research

    • Caribbean Waste Management Conference, Kingston Jamaica (2019)
    • Asia Pacific Judicial Conference on Environmental and Climate Change, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar (2018)
    • International Solid Waste Association, Baltimore, USA (2017)
    • Steering Group Meeting of the Japanese Technical Cooperation Project, Honiara, Solomon Islands (2017)
    • Waste Management Institute of New Zealand Webinar, Auckland (2016)
    • ASEAN Expert Meeting on Environmentally Sustainable Technologies, Bangkok, Thailand (2016)
    • Workshops for the Asian Waste Management Outlook, Bangkok, Thailand (2016)
    • Workshops for Guidelines for Framework Legislation for Integrated Waste Man, Osaka, Japan (2015)
    • Branch Meeting, Auckland (2014)
    • Research Action Workshop, Christchurch (2013)
    • Research Action Workshops, Auckland (2013)

Research outputs:

Books

Journal articles

  • Purushothaman, M. B., Seadon, J., & Moore, D. (2020). Waste reduction using lean tools in a multicultural environment. Journal of Cleaner Production, 265. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.121681

  • Seadon, J., & Tookey, J. E. (2019). Drivers for construction productivity. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 26(6), 945-961. doi:10.1108/ECAM-05-2016-0127

  • Ying, F., Tookey., & Seadon, J. (2018). Measuring the invisible: A key performance indicator for managing construction logistics performance. Benchmarking: an international journal, 25(6). doi:10.1108/BIJ-11-2016-0176

  • Stocchero, A., Seadon, J. K., Falshaw, R., & Edwards, M. (2017). Urban Equilibrium for sustainable cities and the contribution of timber buildings to balance urban carbon emissions: A New Zealand case study. Journal of Cleaner Production, 143(Feb). doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.12.020

  • Stocchero, A., Seadon, J. K., Falshaw, R., & Edwards, M. (2016). Urban Equilibrium for sustainable cities and the contribution of timber buildings to balance urban carbon emissions: A New Zealand case study. Journal of Cleaner Production. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.12.020

  • Seadon, J. (2016). The case for a CDL Ceasefire. Revolve, Magazine of the Waste Management Institute of New Zealand, (158), 18-19. Retrieved from https://www.wasteminz.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/e-Revolve-March-2016.pdf

  • Pizzirani, S., McLaren, S. J., & Seadon, J. K. (2014). Is there a place for culture in life cycle sustainability assessment. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 19(6). doi:10.1007/s11367-014-0722-5

  • Seadon, J. (2013). Prefabrication primes productivity. Australian and New Zealand Timberman, 21(3), 17. Retrieved from https://issuu.com/provincialpressgroup/docs/atm_may_13_lr

  • Zuo, K., Wilkinson, S., & Seadon, J. (2013). Peak Performance. Build Magazine, 134(February), 66-67. Retrieved from https://www.buildmagazine.org.nz/

  • Seadon, J., Zuo, K., & Wilkinson, S. (2013). Rule Changes. Build Magazine, 134(February), 46. Retrieved from https://www.buildmagazine.org.nz/

  • Mcdevitt, J. E., Love, S. R., Seadon, J. K., & Allison, R. W. (2012). An evaluation of alternative water footprint methodologies using an indicative tissue paper supply chain. Appita Journal, 65(2).

  • Seadon, J. K. (2010). Sustainable waste management systems. Journal of Cleaner Production, 18(16-17), 1639-1651. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2010.07.009

  • Seadon, J. K. (2006). Integrated waste management - Looking beyond the solid waste horizon. Waste Management, 26(12), 1327-1336. doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2006.04.009

  • Bowmaker, G. A., Clark, G. R., Seadon, J. K., & Dance, I. G. (1984). The formation and structural chemistry of the hexa(μ-t-butylthiolato) pentacuprate(I) cage anion with triethylammonium and tetraethylammonium cations. Polyhedron, 3(5), 535-544. doi:10.1016/S0277-5387(00)88084-5

  • Dance, I. G., Bowmaker, G. A., Clark, G. R., & Seadon, J. K. (1983). The formation and crystal and molecular structures of hexa(μ-organothiolato)tetracuprate(I) cage dianions: bis-(tetramethylammonium)hexa-(μ-methanethiolato)tetracuprate(I) and two polymorphs of bis(tetramethylammonium)hexa-(μ-benzenethiolato)-tetracuprate(I). Polyhedron, 2(10), 1031-1043. doi:10.1016/S0277-5387(00)81450-3

Book chapters

  • Seadon, J. (2017). Waste and resource management indicators. In P. Modak, A. Pariatamby, J. Seadon, G. Borongan, N. S. Thawn, & B. Lim (Eds.), Asia waste management outlook (pp. 171-184). Osaka, Japan: United Nations Enviornment. Retrieved from http://web.unep.org/ietc/what-we-do/waste-management-outlooks

  • Seadon, J. (2017). Waste governance. In M. Prasad, A. Pariatamby, J. Seadon, P. Bhada-Tata, G. Borongan, N. S. Thawn, & B. Lim (Eds.), Asia waste management outlook (pp. 147-170). Osaka, Japan: United Nations Enviornment. Retrieved from http://web.unep.org/ietc/what-we-do/waste-management-outlooks

  • Seadon, J. (2017). Waste economics and financing. In M. Prasad, A. Pariatamby, J. Seadon, P. Bhada-Tata, G. Borongan, N. S. Thawn, & B. Lim (Eds.), Asia waste management outlook (pp. 105-146). Osaka, Japan: United Nations Environment. Retrieved from http://web.unep.org/ietc/what-we-do/waste-management-outlooks

Conference contributions

  • Babu, M., Seadon, J., & Moore, D. (2019). Improving productivity and staff wellbeing at a manufacturing facility in India using integrated lean and human factors/ergonomics. In ICEMSO 2019: 21st International Conference on Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Operations. Sydney. Retrieved from https://waset.org/conferences/2019

  • Purushothaman, M., Seadon, J., & Moore, D. (2019). Improving productivity and staff wellbeing at a manufacturing facility in India using integrated lean and humans factors/ergonomics. In ICEMSO 2019: 21st International Conference on Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Operations, Sydney, Australia. Sydney. Retrieved from https://panel.waset.org/conference/2019/03/sydney/program

  • Seadon, J. (2018). Product Stewardship: Putting the Stewardship into Products. In Waste Management Institution New Zealand Incorporated Annual Conference. Christchurch: Waste Management Institution of New Zealand. Retrieved from https://www.wasteminz.org.nz/

  • Staal, A., Tookey, J., & Seadon, J. (2017). Acquiring Radical Green Innovations for NZ Construction. In 5th New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand. Auckland: Massey University.

  • Babu, M., Seadon, J., & Moore, D. (2017). A critical review of the organisational waste in the construction industry. In 5th New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium. Auckland: Massey University.

  • Purushothaman, M. B., Seadon, J., & Moore, D. (2017). A critical review of the organisational waste in the construction industry. In The 5th annual series of the New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium (NZBERS). Auckland. Retrieved from https://nzbers.massey.ac.nz/index.php/2017-symposium/

  • Purushothaman, M. B., Seadon, J., & Moore, D. (2017). Improving productivity and staff wellbeing at a manufacturing facility in India using integrated Lean and HFE principles. In HFESNZ 2017 Conference Wellbeing - Design - Practice. Wellington. Retrieved from https://www.hfesnz.org.nz/

  • Mahesh Babu, P., Seadon, J., & Moore, D. (2017). Improving productivity and well-being using integrated Lean and HFE principles. In 19th Conference of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand (HFESNZ) 2017. Wellington.

  • Purushothaman, M. B., Seadon, J., & Moore, D. (2017). Stress reduction through digital technology in manufacturing.. In AUT post graduate research symposium. Auckland: AUT university. Retrieved from https://thesislink.aut.ac.nz/

  • Purushothaman, M. B., Seadon, J., & Moore, D. (2017). Stress reduction through digital technology in manufacturing.. In MaD for the Future 2017: A National Conference for Innovation in Manufacturing and Design, Auckland, New Zealand. Auckland. Retrieved from https://cpb-ap-se2.wpmucdn.com/

  • Staal, A., Tookey, J., Seadon, J., Walhof, G., & Mobach, M. (2015). How innovative New Zealand firms procure environmental innovations for the construction industry: a literature review. In 3rd Understanding Small Enterprises (USE) Conference. Groningen.

  • Staal, A., Tookey, J. E., Seadon, J., Mobach, M., & Walhof, G. (2015). How entrepreneurial New Zealand firms procure environmental technical innovations for the construction industry. In Understanding Small Enterprises (USE) Conference 2015 - Proceedings (pp. 694-716). Groningen: Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen. Retrieved from http://www.useconference.com/

  • Seadon, J. (2014). Overcoming the barriers to construction productivity. In Building a Better New Zealand Conference. Auckland. Retrieved from https://www.eboss.co.nz/assets/Uploads/BBNZ-Programme.pdf

  • Staal, A., Tookey, J., Seadon, J., Mobach, M., & Walhof, G. (2014). Procurement of non-incremental sustainable technology innovations - the case of small entrepreneurial firms supplying New Zealand construction & building industry. In Proceedings of the 4th New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium (NZBERS) (pp. 4 pages). Auckland: NZBERS. Retrieved from http://construction.massey.ac.nz/nzbers-2014.htm

  • Anderson, H., Wilkinson, S., Tookey, J., Seadon, J., Lineham, B., Page, I., . . . Mai, B. (2013). Construction Productivity: The devil’s in the detail…. In Productivity Hub Conference. Wellington.

  • Zuo, K., Wilkinson, S., & Seadon, J. (2013). A case study of construction productivity after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand. In S. Kajewski, K. Manley, & K. Hampson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress 2013: Construction and Society (pp. 13 pages). Brisbane. Retrieved from https://wbc2013.apps.qut.edu.au/papers/cibwbc2013_submission_34.pdf

  • Mcdevitt, J. E., Love, S. R., Seadon, J. K., & Allison, R. W. (2011). An evaluation of alternative water footprint methodologies using an indicative tissue paper supply chain. In Appita Annual Conference (pp. 287-294). .

  • Seadon, J., Moore, D., & McDevitt, J. (2010). Social life cycle assessment for housing in the New Zealand context. In 5th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference.

Reports

  • Seadon, J., & Griffin, J. (2016). Activating deconstruction and reuse - reducing deconstruction and demolition waste. Auckland, NZ.

  • Zuo, K., Wilkinson, S., & Seadon, J. (2016). A case study of construction productivity after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand: Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress 2013: Construction and Society. Auckland, New Zealand: Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment. Retrieved from http://www.mbie.govt.nz/

  • Seadon, J. (2014). Market drivers for increasing the use of Australasian timber resources for construction. Wellington, NZ. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/

  • Seadon, J., & Stocchero, A. (2014). Living Laboratories: Best Practice Analysis. Rotorua, NZ.

  • Seadon, J., & Stocchero, A. (2014). Wood Fibre Insulation: Analysis of Opportunities. Rotorua, NZ.

  • Stocchero, A., & Seadon, J. (2014). Living laboratories. Scion.

  • Seadon, J., Bayne, K., Warnes, J., & Stuthridge, T. (2013). Strategies to assist the increased uptake of engineered timber buildings.

  • Seadon, J., Zuo, K., & Wilkinson, S. (2013). Construction productivity changes arising in Canterbury. Auckland, NZ.

  • Seadon, J. (2013). Technical Report on Productivity Improvement Leverage Points in the Construction Life Cycle. Wellington, NZ.

  • Seadon, J., & Schuler, J. (2012). Energy Generation: Options for generating energy from forestry - Small-scale high-technology distributed systems. Wellington, NZ.

  • Seadon, J. (2011). Small Scale Distributed Systems Strategy. Wellington, NZ.

  • Seadon, J., McDevitt, J., & Love, S. (2011). New LCA Methodologies Applied to Technology Development and Sustainable Land Management: Water Footprinting Capability. Wellington ,NZ.

  • Seadon, J., & McDevitt, J. (2010). Life cycle Assessment Data Sets Greenhouse Gas Footprinting Project: Diesel. Wellington, NZ. Retrieved from http://www.lcm.org.nz/sites/default/files/ILCD%20Diesel%20Report%20.pdf

  • Seadon, J., & McDevitt, J. (2010). Carbon footprint of three waste timber products in an average communal landfill in New Zealand. Wellington, NZ. Retrieved from http://www.lcm.org.nz/

Theses

Oral presentations

  • Seadon, J., & Griffin, J. (2016). Reducing Construction and Demolition waste via Deconstruction and Reuse. Auckland , New Zealand. Retrieved from https://www.wasteminz.org.nz/pubs/11296/

  • Anderson, H., Wilkinson, S., Tookey, J., Seadon, J., Lineham, B., Page, I., . . . Baxter, D. (2013). Construction productivity - The devil's in the detail.. Welliington, NZ. Retrieved from https://www.productivity.govt.nz/

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