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Michael Charles

BA(Hons)(Qld), MIBS(QUT), PhD(UQ)

Associate Professor

Faculty of Business, Law and Arts

Lismore, Gold Coast
Michael Charles


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Associate Professor Michael Charles is a member of the Faculty of Business, Law and Arts at Southern Cross University. He has a PhD from the University of Queensland and a Master of International Business Studies from the Queensland University of Technology. He has published over 110 refereed journal articles, together with numerous book chapters and refereed conference papers.


My current research focuses on infrastructure policy, public values, research policy, the future of higher education, and collaboration and engagement between industry and academia. My academic background is in ancient history, and I maintain an interest in this area, especially ancient military studies.

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I regularly provide advice on transport- or infrastructure-related matters, and often assist with queries pertaining to the ancient Mediterranean world and the Middle East.


I mainly supervise HDR candidates in the areas of transport infrastructure policy and the broader arena of higher education management and policy.


I mainly teach into the Aviation Management major of the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise given my research interests in transport, infrastructure and public values.



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