Dr Benson Lim, Academic Mentor, Built Environment

Benson Lim

Dr Benson Lim specifically looks at the flexibility of construction businesses and their survival strategies, and the effect of workplace design on employee productivity and performance. He received his Bachelor degree in Building Construction Management (BBCM, with first class honours) from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2003, and completed his PhD studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2009. Benson has a strong passion to learning and teaching, and sharing his experience.

Since joining Built Environment in July 2010, Benson has hitherto received 12 Associate Dean of Education Teaching Excellence recognitions. In 2014, he received the BE Dean Teaching Excellence award. Benson has developed a teaching model which integrates five concepts of learning: (1) Constructive Alignment; (2) Problem-based; (3) Experiential; (4) Game-based; and (5) Scaffolding. Also, he has published several research papers on the topics of scenarios-based learning, game based learning and communication development. 

Benson is a Scientia Academy Fellow providing leadership and vision in learning and teaching across UNSW and in the higher education sector.

Email [email protected] to enquire if Benson is available to mentor you.

Research Page

Mentoring for

Learning and Teaching

  • student learning 
  • learning and teaching curriculum design 
  • assessment and feedback 
  • peer review of curriculum 
  • convening a course 
  • evaluation 
  • general teaching methods

Awards and Grants

  • development of an application for a faculty learning and teaching award


  • managing research data 
  • working with statistics within research projects
  • Game base Teaching and Learning, and Statistics

Career and Professional

  • how to decide on career priorities 
  • supporting critical reflection through listening and asking questions

Conditions for mentoring facilitation

  • one-on-one mentoring
  • group mentoring
  • 1-2 mentees at any stage

Academic level of potential mentees

  • Lecturer A 
  • Lecturer B 


Willing to mentor within my discipline and/or across disciplines.