Radhlinah pursued both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University Science of Malaysia (USM). She gained her Doctorate from Loughborough University, UK, in 2000 where her research focused on looking at proactive safety factors for construction sites and how they affect safety performance. She is member of the international network CIB (International Council for Building) Group W99 – Safety and Health in Construction & W089- Education in the Built Environment.
Radhlinah has 13 years of practical experience gained in construction of which 10 years is contributed as an academic in Malaysia. After leaving USM, she worked as an Assistant Project Manager for a contractor firm (YTL) in Malaysia for three years. She embarked on an academic career when joining University Technology of Malaysia (UTM) in 1994. During her 10 years in UTM, she was active as a lecturer teaching construction management. She was also involved with the Construction Industry Development Board, Malaysia, in the development of a national programme for school leavers in the construction sector. She was a member of the Safety Task Force at the UTM. Simultaneously, she conducted courses on safety to the staff of the same university and also for small contractors. After 10 years in UTM, she migrated to Sweden in 2005. She joined the Division in 2007 and is currently an active teacher and researcher.
She was involved in the EU-project, Leonardo da Vinci Partnership, with members drawn from Germany and The Netherlands, focusing on SWOT analysis on e-learning for the education of construction students from levels 2-6 (September 2009 to September 2011). Currently, she is actively involved in the Interreg IV project on Sustainable Construction Processes with partners from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), other departments in Lund University, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture (KA) and the Danish Building Research Institute (SBi) (September 2010 to September 2012). Her main contribution on this project is the formulation of a generic working method for construction activities.
Radhlinah has also published in various journals (local and international) and has participated in health and safety seminars and conferences. A more recent focus is the correlation between construction accidents and workers’ knowledge regarding health and safety. Radhlinah is also keen to embark on the study of both physical and psychosocial effects in the construction industry and communication in health and safety among stakeholders. Reading and gardening are her favourite pastimes.