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Robin Stonecash Dean of Business and Head of Gold Coast Campus 07 55893054
School of Business and Tourism Professor robin.stonecash@scu.edu.au MSciEcon(Wisc), PhD(UNSW) Robin MSciEcon(Wisc), PhD(UNSW) Gold Coast
Renae Agrey Lecturer
School of Business and Tourism Ms renae.agrey@scu.edu.au Renae Gold Coast
Ali Reza Alaei Lecturer 07 5589 3065
School of Business and Tourism Dr Dr Ali Reza Alaei obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Mysore, India, in 2012. For his PhD thesis, he worked on the segmentation and recognition of handwritten document images. He has since worked as a Post-Doc research fellow at the Computer Science Laboratory of Tours (LIFAT - EA 6300), Universite Francois Rabelais de Tours, France, from June 2012 to July 2015. His Postdoc research work at the University of Tours was on fast detection and recognition of symbols (logos) in administrative document images enabling fast document retrieval, classification, and on the problem of image quality assessment. He has been a research fellow at the Griffith School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and latterly at the Griffith Institute for Tourism (GIFT) on several Big Data projects. His research focuses on artificial intelligence in general and data analysis, document image analysis & recognition, pattern recognition, and biometrics. He has published more than 50 research papers in high-quality international journals and conference proceedings. He has further developed a strong collaboration with many national and international laboratories/universities in Australia, India and France. He has served as a conference organizing chair, organizing committee member, and program committee member in various international conferences and workshops, including ICDAR, ICPR, ACPR, ICFHR, DAS, ICSIP, CVIP, ASAR, and PR4MCA. He is the reviewer of more than ten 'A' ranked international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, Pattern Recognition, and Pattern Recognition Letters. His research interest includes Big Data analysis, statistical data modelling, symbolic data analysis, human perception modelling, pattern recognition, image processing, document image analysis and recognition, and biometrics (Signature/Writer identification/verification).
ORCID iD iconhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1669-2606 ali.alaei@scu.edu.au PhD (Mys) Ali Reza PhD (Mys) Gold Coast
Yvonne Brunetto Professor (07) 5589 3066
School of Business and Tourism Professor yvonne.brunetto@scu.edu.au PhD(Griffith) Yvonne PhD(Griffith) Gold Coast
Vinh Bui Lecturer 07 5589 3059
School of Business and Tourism Dr Dr Vinh Bui received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of New South Wales in 2008. His current research interest includes the application of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Internet of Things in the areas of Tourism, Teaching Learning, Agriculture and Health. Dr. Bui has significant research and development experience in a number of areas including network modelling, machine learning, computer-guided scenario generation, internet of things and virtual reality. He has over 10 years experience in teaching and development of IT and Computer Science courses in both online and face-to-face delivery mode . Dr Bui is currently the course coordinator of the Master of Information Technology Management Program at Southern Cross University. vinh.bui@scu.edu.au MSci(UNSW), PhD(UNSW) Vinh MSci(UNSW), PhD(UNSW) Gold Coast
Julia Caldicott Lecturer 02 6659 3620
School of Business and Tourism Dr Lecturer / Work Integrated Learning Coordinator julia.caldicott@scu.edu.au BBus(SCU), BNur(LATROB), GradCert(HigherEd)(SCU), PhD(SCU) Julia BBus(SCU), BNur(LATROB), GradCert(HigherEd)(SCU), PhD(SCU) Coffs Harbour
Michael Charles Associate Professor +61 7 5589 3204
School of Business and Tourism Associate Professor Associate Professor Michael Charles is a member of the School of Business and Tourism at Southern Cross University. He is currently the School Director Higher Degree Research and the Coordinator of the Doctor of Business Administration, as well as a member of the School Executive and SCU?s Higher Degree Research Committee. 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 80 refereed journal articles, together with numerous book chapters and refereed conference papers. His current research mainly focuses on infrastructure policy (particularly pertaining to transport), public values and infrastructures, research policy, collaboration and engagement between industry and academia, and history (mainly of the ancient world, with a particular interest in ancient Persia, elephants in warfare and ancient sexuality). He is also increasingly interested in research pertaining to the supervision of HDR candidates. michael.charles@scu.edu.au BA(Hons)(Qld), MIBS(QUT), PhD(UQ) Michael BA(Hons)(Qld), MIBS(QUT), PhD(UQ) Gold Coast
Deborah Che Lecturer 07 5589 3063
School of Business and Tourism Dr deborah.che@scu.edu.au BA, BSc(Maryland), MA, MPA(Indiana), PhD(Clark) Deborah BA, BSc(Maryland), MA, MPA(Indiana), PhD(Clark) Gold Coast
Xiang Gao Lecturer 02 6620 3860
School of Business and Tourism Dr xiangzhu.gao@scu.edu.au PhD(SCU) Xiang PhD(SCU) Lismore
Reza Ghanbarzadeh Lecturer +61 7 5589 3477
School of Business and Tourism Dr reza.ghanbarzadeh@scu.edu.au Phd(Griffith) Reza Phd(Griffith) Gold Coast
Patrick Gillett Course Coordinator +61 7 5589 3039
School of Business and Tourism Dr MBA Course Coordinator pat.gillett@scu.edu.au BHMS(SCU), MSc(MASS), PhD(SCU) Patrick BHMS(SCU), MSc(MASS), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Jennifer Harrison Senior Lecturer 07 5589 3064
School of Business and Tourism Dr Jennifer Harrison BBus (with Dist.) Hons I, University Medal (SCU) PhD (UNE) is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Tourism at the Gold Coast Campus of Southern Cross University, Australia. She has over 15 years higher education experience and, during 2016 and 2017, managed the SCU Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) programs. Her previous service positions include Department Head of Accounting, Finance and Quantitative Methods, School Director of Higher Degrees Research Training, and Honours Coordinator. She also has experience in not-for-profit governance, having several years' experience as a voluntary board member. During her academic career, Jennifer has taught business finance, managerial economics, research methods, quantitative methods and accounting at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Prior to entering academia, she held accounting positions in the advertising industry. Jennifer has over 40 research publications in entrepreneurship, strategy, management, accounting, finance and marketing, reflecting her multidisciplinary understanding of business. As methodological consultant and data analyst, she has also been actively involved in a wide range of consulting projects across a variety of industries including banking, agriculture, software development and sport and fitness and for firms such as Microsoft and the Chandler McLeod Group. Dr Harrison?s current research interests are focused on financial literacy, financial education, and ethical/sustainable investments and financing. She supervises a number of higher degree research students in related topics. jennifer.harrison@scu.edu.au BBus(Hons)(SCU), PhD(UNE) Jennifer BBus(Hons)(SCU), PhD(UNE) Gold Coast
John Haw Senior Lecturer 07 5589 3175
School of Business and Tourism Dr john.haw@scu.edu.au BA(Hons)Psych(UWS), BA(UWS), PhD(UWS) John BA(Hons)Psych(UWS), BA(UWS), PhD(UWS) Gold Coast
Michael Kortt Associate Professor +61 7 5589 3212
School of Business and Tourism Dr michael.kortt@scu.edu.au BEc(Hons)(LaTrobe), MS, PhD(UNE) Michael BEc(Hons)(LaTrobe), MS, PhD(UNE) Gold Coast
Geoffrey Lamberton Senior Lecturer 0755893201
School of Business and Tourism Dr Geoff was a corporate and chartered accountant before entering academia. He teaches ethics and sustainability and sustainable business management. His research interests include sustainability accounting and the ethical change required for the transition to a sustainable society. geoffrey.lamberton@scu.edu.au DipModLang(UNE), BCom(Melb), MBus(SCU), PhD(SCU) Geoffrey DipModLang(UNE), BCom(Melb), MBus(SCU), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Matthew Lamont Senior Lecturer 07 5589 3053
School of Business and Tourism Dr Dr Matt Lamont is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Tourism. Matt?s research agenda addresses social impacts of leisure participation with specific focus on sports tourism and sport-based leisure. Development of leisure careers among amateur athletes and concomitant constraint negotiation processes are Matt's primary research interests. Informed by theoretical frameworks from the social sciences, Matt's research also extends to corporate social responsibility in the context of sport, tourism and leisure, with a particular focus on ameliorating negative impacts.

Link to personal researcher web page

Link to PhD thesis matthew.lamont@scu.edu.au BBusTM(Hon)(SCU), BSTM(SCU), PhD(SCU) Matthew BBusTM(Hon)(SCU), BSTM(SCU), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Jackie Liu Lecturer 07 5589 3036
School of Business and Tourism Dr jackie.liu@scu.edu.au GradCertMgmt(UNE), PhD(UNE) Jackie GradCertMgmt(UNE), PhD(UNE) Gold Coast
Raina Mason Academic Lead, IT 07 5589 3194
School of Business and Tourism Dr The best way to contact Raina is via email or Skype (username: rainascu).

Raina is the IT Discipline Leader, the Course Coordinator of the B. Info. Tech and a researcher, researching in the School area of "Interacting with Technology".

She is passionate about making introductory programming more achievable by students, and encouraging more females into computing - particularly programming. Currently conducting research into the application of Cognitive Load Theory to teaching introductory programming; the programming environments and languages currently being used in Australasian universities; and factors impacting the attraction and retention of females in information technology courses.

Recent and selected publications:
Mason, R., & Cooper, G. (2012). Why the bottom 10% just can?t do it - Mental Effort Measures and Implication for Introductory Programming Courses. In Proceedings of the Fourteenth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2012) (Vol. 123, pp. 187?196). Melbourne, Australia: Australian Computer Society, Inc. Retrieved from http://crpit.com/confpapers/CRPITV123Mason%20.pdf

Mason, R., & Cooper, G. (2013a). Distractions in Programming Environments. In A. Carbone & J. Whalley (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fifteenth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2013) CRPIT (Vol. 136, pp. 23?30). Adelaide Australia: Australian Computer Society, Inc. Retrieved from http://crpit.com/abstracts/CRPITV136Mason.html

Mason, R., & Cooper, G. (2013b). Mindstorms Robots and the application of Cognitive Load Theory in introductory programming. Computer Science Education, 23(4), 296?314. https://doi.org/10.1080/08993408.2013.847152

Mason, R., & Cooper, G. (2014). Introductory Programming Courses in Australia and New Zealand in 2013 - trends and reasons. In J. Whalley & D. D?Souza (Eds.), Proceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2014) (Vol. 148, pp. 139?147). Auckland, New Zealand: ACS. Retrieved from http://crpit.com/confpapers/CRPITV148Mason.pdf

Mason, R., Cooper, G., & Comber, T. (2011a). Girls get IT. ACM Inroads, 2(3), 71?77. https://doi.org/10.1145/2003616.2003638

Mason, R., Cooper, G., Simon, & Wilks, B. (2015). Using Cognitive Load Theory to select an environment for teaching mobile apps development. In D. D?Souza & K. Falkner (Eds.), Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2015) (Vol. 160, pp. 47?56). Sydney, Australia: ACS. Retrieved from http://crpit.com/confpapers/CRPITV160Mason.pdf

Mason, R., Seton, C., & Cooper, G. (2016). Applying cognitive load theory to the redesign of a conventional database systems course. Computer Science Education, 1?20. https://doi.org/10.1080/08993408.2016.1160597

Mason, R., Simon, Cooper, G., & Wilks, B. (2016). Flipping the Assessment of Cognitive Load: Why and How. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research (pp. 43?52). Melbourne, Australia: ACM Press. https://doi.org/10.1145/2960310.2960321

Seton, C., & Mason, R. (2016). Decreasing the digital divide: analysing the UI requirements of older Australians. In Proceedings of the Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC2016) (pp. 1?10). Canberra, A.C.T.: ACM Press. https://doi.org/10.1145/2843043.2843366

Bower, M., Wood, L. N., Lai, J. W. M., Howe, C., Lister, R., Mason, R., ? Veal, J. (2017). Improving the Computational Thinking Pedagogical Capabilities of School Teachers. The Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 42(3). Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol42/iss3/4

raina.mason@scu.edu.au BMM(Hons)(SCU), PhD(SCU) Raina BMM(Hons)(SCU), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Silvia Nelson Lecturer 0755893035
School of Business and Tourism Dr silvia.nelson@scu.edu.au GradCertAP(SCU), MBA(CQU), MHRM(CQU), PhD(GU) Silvia GradCertAP(SCU), MBA(CQU), MHRM(CQU), PhD(GU) Gold Coast
Scott Niblock Lecturer +61 7 5589 3098
School of Business and Tourism Dr Dr Scott Niblock is a lecturer with the School of Business and Tourism (SBaT), Southern Cross University (SCU). He holds a Bachelor of Business with First Class Honours and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Finance from SCU. Dr Niblock is the academic lead in financial services within the School and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses (both domestically and internationally), such as investments and portfolio management, behavioural finance, corporate finance, and derivatives and financial risk management. He is also actively involved with Higher Degree Research supervision. His research is driven by financial econometrics using time-series data and other empirical approaches, and is particularly passionate about asset pricing, capital market efficiency, funds management performance, superannuation, financial wellbeing, responsible and impact investing, and equities and options trading strategies. Dr Niblock also holds the positions of SCU ASIC RG146 representative, SBaT Research Committee member and UniSuper Consultative Committee 'Academic' member. Dr Niblock has also worked as a private client advisor and wealth manager in the stockbroking industry, gaining high level Australian stock and derivatives accreditation. He has traded in and advised on shares, CFDs, options and warrants during his career. scott.niblock@scu.edu.au BBus(Hons)(SCU), PhD(SCU) Scott BBus(Hons)(SCU), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Sharen Nisbet Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) 07 5589 3052
School of Business and Tourism Dr sharen.nisbet@scu.edu.au BBus(Hon)(SCU), PhD(Melbourne) Sharen BBus(Hon)(SCU), PhD(Melbourne) Gold Coast
David Noble Deputy Dean & Academic Lead Mgt 07 5589 3209
School of Business and Tourism Dr David is a highly motivated academic with significant management experience, spanning the not-for-profit, corporate and tertiary education sectors. He uses recent scholarship combined with examples from his own experience to create a dynamic learning environment. He teaches sensitively and contextually, seeking to equip students for the journey ahead, be it further academic study or professional practice. His research areas include project management and public policy surrounding National Systems of Innovation. In particular David is interested in the role of concierge services and intermediaries in national innovation ecosystems. David is familiar with a range of academic delivery models, including face-to-face, online and intensive modes. david.noble@scu.edu.au BTheo(MCD), MAppLing(UNE), MMan(SCU), PhD(SCU) David BTheo(MCD), MAppLing(UNE), MMan(SCU), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Pascal Scherrer Senior Lecturer (02) 6620 3024
School of Business and Tourism Dr Dr Pascal Scherrer is a Senior Lecturer at Southern Cross University (SCU), New South Wales, Australia. With a background in environmental science and ecotourism, Pascal?s main research interest is in sustainable tourism and visitor management in natural and cultural landscapes, addressing the areas of environmental, social and cultural impacts and their relationship. His research experience spans a variety of tourism contexts, including coastal, island, indigenous, remote and protected area settings. Pascal is a member of the IUCN World Commission of Protected Areas (WCPA) and serves on the Regional National Parks advisory board. His key areas of interest include: - holistic concepts of sustainability in tourism and educational contexts - bridging the research-management divide - dealing with wicked problems/contexts - cultural (Indigenous) and natural (often protected) landscapes - knowledge co-production, hybrid spaces, and transformational and performative action pascal.scherrer@scu.edu.au BSc(GRIFF), BSc(HON)(GRIFF), GradCert TESOL(Bond), PhD(GRIFF) Pascal BSc(GRIFF), BSc(HON)(GRIFF), GradCert TESOL(Bond), PhD(GRIFF) Lismore
Darshana Sedera Professor
School of Business and Tourism Professor darshana.sedera@scu.edu.au PhD(QUT) Darshana PhD(QUT) Gold Coast
Carolyn Seton Lecturer (07) 5589 3284
School of Business and Tourism Dr carolyn.seton@scu.edu.au BInfoTech(Hons)(SCU), BInfoTech(SCU), PhD(SCU) Carolyn BInfoTech(Hons)(SCU), BInfoTech(SCU), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Golam Sorwar Lecturer +61 7 55893402
School of Business and Tourism Dr golam.sorwar@scu.edu.au BSc(BUET), MSc(UKM), PhD(Monash) Golam BSc(BUET), MSc(UKM), PhD(Monash) Gold Coast
Tania von der Heidt Senior Lecturer 02 6620 3086
School of Business and Tourism Dr Tania is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Management at the School of Business and Tourism. For her learning-centred approaches, education for sustainability and creative problem solving curricula, Tania has won three Vice Chancellor awards and a national OLTC award for outstanding contribution to student learning. Tania's research interests include the capstone landscape at universities, education for sustainability in business, creative problem solving in marketing education, tourism accommodation and transport in the sharing economy, and consumer behaviour related to green products. For her PhD, she developed and tested a model of multi-stakeholder relationships for collaborative product innovation in Australian manufacturing. Tania has supervised to completion (as principal supervisor) more than 15 higher degrees research candidates, particularly doctorates, in marketing and management. Tania currently supervises around three HDR candidates' marketing-related research projects using a range of methodologies. Prior to joining SCU, Tania worked for more than ten years with companies in Australia and Germany: As a Fund Manager with State Street Bank & Trust Company, as a Consultant in productivity improvements with Alexander Proudfoot Management, as a Marketing Controller with automobile manufacturer Audi AG and as an Export Consultant with natural pharmaceutical manufacturer TP Health Ltd. tania.vonderheidt@scu.edu.au DipFin(SIA), BBus(NRCAE), GradCertHEd(L&T)(SCU), MBA(SCU), PhD(SCU) Tania DipFin(SIA), BBus(NRCAE), GradCertHEd(L&T)(SCU), MBA(SCU), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Betty Weiler Professor
School of Business and Tourism Professor betty.weiler@scu.edu.au BARecAdmin, MA, PhD Betty BARecAdmin, MA, PhD Gold Coast
Simon Wilde Lecturer 07 5589 3040
School of Business and Tourism Dr Dr Wilde is a lecturer with the School of Business and Tourism, based at the University's Gold Coast Campus. In addition to his doctoral studies, which investigated destination competitiveness in a regional Australian context, Simon's broader research focus is in the areas of marketing (especially challenges faced by NGOs) and general regional development issues. simon.wilde@scu.edu.au BBus(Hons)(SCU), PhD(SCU) Simon BBus(Hons)(SCU), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Mieke Witsel Senior Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) 02 66269193
School of Business and Tourism Dr

Mieke is a senior lecturer at the School of Business and Tourism at Southern Cross University. She has taught and lectured in interpersonal & business communication, tourism & leisure, and intercultural communication in Australia and Europe for more than 20 years, at various levels of education, ranging from undergraduate to postgraduate and corporate levels.

Her previous appointment involved six years as communications lecturer and course coordinator with Holland University's Amsterdam Management School for Tourism and Leisure, where she designed and taught subjects that highlighted the importance of effective communication and cultural sustainability in the successful management of tourism and leisure organisations.

The consultancy work has focused strongly on intervention and conflict resolution strategies, language and communication issues. Mieke's research focuses on positive psychology, education, intercultural communication, sustainability and international management issues.

Mieke has been a long term member of SCU Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee; and Emerging Technologies Advisory Group. She is the winner of SCU?s 2004 Vice Chancellor?s Award for Excellence and Achievement (Meeting student needs); and the divisional seeding grant for internationalisation of tourism education project. In addition Mieke received the 2007 Vice Chancellor?s Award for Teaching Excellence (Significantly reducing student attrition in a large common core unit).

Mieke's research focuses on positive psychology, intercultural communication and transnational education issues. As her masters' degree explored intercultural problems and solutions in higher education, Mieke was granted membership to the Australian College of Educators.

Main interest areas:

  • intercultural communication;
  • management;
  • higher education, teaching and learning strategies;
  • sustainablity in tourism

Shakespeare's adage about a rose by any other name notwithstanding, Mieke's name is spelled according to the spelling rule i before e except after c (the discerning reader will see no c in Mieke's name) and pronounced to rhyme with Eureka not Spikey.

mieke.witsel@scu.edu.au MA(Amsterdam), PhD(SCU), Drs(Amsterdam) Mieke MA(Amsterdam), PhD(SCU), Drs(Amsterdam) Lismore
Kayleen Wood Associate Lecturer
School of Business and Tourism Ms kayleen.wood@scu.edu.au BBus(QUT), GradCertHigherEd(GRIFF), MBusAdmin(UNE) Kayleen BBus(QUT), GradCertHigherEd(GRIFF), MBusAdmin(UNE) Gold Coast
Jun Xu Senior Lecturer +61 7 5589 3195
School of Business and Tourism Dr jun.xu@scu.edu.au MBA(Curtin), PhD(Curtin) Jun MBA(Curtin), PhD(Curtin) Gold Coast
Fahimeh Alaei Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr fahimeh.alaei@scu.edu.au PhD(Griff) Fahimeh PhD(Griff) Gold Coast
Kirin Apps Research Assistant
School of Business and Tourism Mrs kirin.apps@scu.edu.au BMarSc&Mgt(Hons)(SCU) Kirin BMarSc&Mgt(Hons)(SCU) Lismore
Kit Bennetts Casual Academic (Teaching) 0411 594747
School of Business and Tourism Mr kit.bennetts@scu.edu.au Kit Gold Coast
Mark Boulle Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr mark.boulle@scu.edu.au BSocSci(Psyc) (BOND), MAcc (BOND), PhD (CQU) Mark BSocSci(Psyc) (BOND), MAcc (BOND), PhD (CQU) Gold Coast
Rebecca Brown Casual Academic (Teaching) 07 5589 3336
School of Business and Tourism Miss rebecca.brown@scu.edu.au BBusTour(SCU), GradCertEdStud(UQ), MBA(SCU) Rebecca BBusTour(SCU), GradCertEdStud(UQ), MBA(SCU) Lismore
Susanne Brun Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms susanne.brun@scu.edu.au Susanne Lismore
Labibah Burki Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr labibah.burki@scu.edu.au MAcc(CQU), MForAcc(UOW), MSc Labibah MAcc(CQU), MForAcc(UOW), MSc
Silvia Caratti Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms silvia.caratti@scu.edu.au Silvia Lismore
Prithwi Chakraborty Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr prithwi.chakraborty@scu.edu.au BCompSci&Eng, PhD(QUT) Prithwi BCompSci&Eng, PhD(QUT) Gold Coast
John Cokley Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr john.cokley@scu.edu.au John Gold Coast
George Coles Casual Academic (Teaching) 02 6677 7383
School of Business and Tourism Dr george.coles@scu.edu.au BIT(Hons)(SCU), BIT(SCU), PhD(SCU) George BIT(Hons)(SCU), BIT(SCU), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Peter Corlis Casual Academic (Teaching) 6620 3852
School of Business and Tourism Mr Lecturing in Economics, Finance, Mathematics & Statistics at Southern Cross University since Feb. 2000. peter.corlis@scu.edu.au Peter Lismore
Jo Davey Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms josephine.davey@scu.edu.au BEd(Dub), MA(FoodSt)(Adel) Jo BEd(Dub), MA(FoodSt)(Adel)
Michele Day Casual Academic (Teaching) 02 6620 3564
School of Business and Tourism Ms michele.day@scu.edu.au LLB(Syd) Michele LLB(Syd) Lismore
Tom Dick Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr tom.dick@scu.edu.au BBus(QUT), PhD(SCU) Tom BBus(QUT), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Rita Duval Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms rita.duval@scu.edu.au BComm(Hons)(UNSW), GradDipOpMgt(UTS), MSHRM(UOW) Rita BComm(Hons)(UNSW), GradDipOpMgt(UTS), MSHRM(UOW) Gold Coast
Aharon Factor Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr aharon.factor@scu.edu.au BSc, MSc, PhD Aharon BSc, MSc, PhD
Tracey Firth Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr tracey.firth@scu.edu.au BBusTour(SCU), PhD(SCU) Tracey BBusTour(SCU), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Adam Fletcher Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr adam.fletcher@scu.edu.au BIT(SCU) Adam BIT(SCU) Lismore
Chrys Gunasekara Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr chrys.gunasekara@scu.edu.au BEC(Syd), MBus(HRM)(CSU), PhD(UQ) Chrys BEC(Syd), MBus(HRM)(CSU), PhD(UQ) Lismore
Chris Gunther Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr christopher.gunther@scu.edu.au PhD(Bond) Chris PhD(Bond) Gold Coast
Jafar Hamra Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr jafar.hamra@scu.edu.au BSc, MPM(Hons)(USyd), PhD(USyd) Jafar BSc, MPM(Hons)(USyd), PhD(USyd) Lismore
Maxine Hawker Casual Academic (Teaching) 02 9240 1328
School of Business and Tourism Ms maxine.hawker@scu.edu.au Maxine
Alex Hendry Casual Academic (Teaching) 0755893205
School of Business and Tourism Mr alex.hendry@scu.edu.au BInfTech(SCU) Alex BInfTech(SCU) Lismore
Marcus Herstik Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr marcus.herstik@scu.edu.au AssDipTech, DipIT Marcus AssDipTech, DipIT Gold Coast
Avaline Horthy Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms avaline.horthy@scu.edu.au Avaline Gold Coast
Gerard Hutte Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr gerard.hutte@scu.edu.au BBA, MBA(SCU) Gerard BBA, MBA(SCU) Gold Coast
Sarah Keast Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms sarah.keast@scu.edu.au BA, MBA Sarah BA, MBA
Chris Lawler Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms Chris has over 30 years? experience in PPPM across varied industries including 10 years leading portfolio management and governance in the nonprofit health sector. Chris now pursues her passion for developing emerging to advanced practitioners as a sessional lecturer, online facilitator and mentor. A strong advocate for equity, diversity and giving back, her efforts have been recognised by her peers, awarding her for "Contribution to Women in Project Management" at the Australian PMI Awards for 2015. As a PMI Global Advisory group volunteer, Chris contributed to the arenas of Organisational Project Management, Professional Development and has been a subject matter reviewer for multiple PMI publications. Chris holds multiple qualifications and certifications in education, development, psychology, technology and project management. Chris is the first Australian to gain the PfMP credential and holds multiple university qualifications. She is also proud to contribute at the governance level including as a Board of Directors member in the social and community services arena. She is currently undertaking her PhD - Non-Executive Director perception of project portfolio visibility at the corporate governance layer. chris.lawler@scu.edu.au BSc(USQ), BTeach(Hons)(Griffith), MEd(USQ), MLDB(USQ) Chris BSc(USQ), BTeach(Hons)(Griffith), MEd(USQ), MLDB(USQ) Gold Coast
Benedict Lee Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr lee.benedict@scu.edu.au MMgt(CSU) Benedict MMgt(CSU)
Cindy Machalek Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms cindy.machalek@scu.edu.au MBA(Griffith) Cindy MBA(Griffith) Gold Coast
Megha Madhav Nath Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms megha.madhav.nath@scu.edu.au MEngSc(UNSW) Megha MEngSc(UNSW) Lismore
Janelle Mawhinney Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms janelle.mawhinney@scu.edu.au BBUS(SCU), GradDipVET(Charles Sturt), MBA(SCU) Janelle BBUS(SCU), GradDipVET(Charles Sturt), MBA(SCU) Coffs Harbour
Kirstie McClean Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms kirstie.mcclean@scu.edu.au MComm(UNSW) Kirstie MComm(UNSW) Lismore
Jessica McKendry Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms jessica.mckendry@scu.edu.au BIT(SCU) Jessica BIT(SCU) Lismore
Liz McLardy Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms elizabeth.mclardy@scu.edu.au BIT(Bond), GradCertProfMgt(AIM), MHRM(Griff) Liz BIT(Bond), GradCertProfMgt(AIM), MHRM(Griff) Gold Coast
Brian Morris Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr brian.morris@scu.edu.au BA(Curtin), BA(Hons)(UB), PhD(UB) Brian BA(Curtin), BA(Hons)(UB), PhD(UB) Gold Coast
Melinda Muir Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr melinda.muir@scu.edu.au MMBA(UNE), DBA(SCU) Melinda MMBA(UNE), DBA(SCU) Gold Coast
Ayesha Mujib Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms ayesha.mujib@scu.edu.au Ayesha Gold Coast
Noah Nielsen Casual Academic (Teaching) 02 6620 3031
School of Business and Tourism Dr noah.nielsen@scu.edu.au PhD(SCU) Noah PhD(SCU) Lismore
Michelle Olivier Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr michelle.olivier@scu.edu.au BArts(Flinders), GradDipEd(Monash), GradDipNatRes(Adelaide), PhD(CSU) Michelle BArts(Flinders), GradDipEd(Monash), GradDipNatRes(Adelaide), PhD(CSU) Lismore
Janne Palthe Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms janne.palthe@scu.edu.au BComm(UMelb), GradCertL&T(SwinburneUT), MBA(VU) Janne BComm(UMelb), GradCertL&T(SwinburneUT), MBA(VU)
Joanne Phythian Casual Academic (Teaching) 02 6659 3618
School of Business and Tourism Ms joanne.phythian@scu.edu.au BBus(Hons)(SCU) Joanne BBus(Hons)(SCU) Coffs Harbour
Kim Polistina Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr kim.polistina@scu.edu.au BA(Griffith), PhD(Griffith) Kim BA(Griffith), PhD(Griffith) Gold Coast
Alex Pudmenzky Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr alex.pudmenzky@scu.edu.au PhD(UQ) Alex PhD(UQ) Gold Coast
Nick Pye Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr nick.pye@scu.edu.au MBA (BU), PhD (GRIFFITH) Nick MBA (BU), PhD (GRIFFITH) Gold Coast
Roberta Querin Casual Academic (Teaching) 0266269427
School of Business and Tourism Ms roberta.querin@scu.edu.au BBus(SCU), MAcc(SCU) Roberta BBus(SCU), MAcc(SCU) Lismore
Kevin Ramezani Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr khosrow.ramezani@scu.edu.au PhD(Griffith) Kevin PhD(Griffith) Gold Coast
Roberto Roschel Pereira de Sousa Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr roberto.roschel@scu.edu.au BEcon, MCom(UQ) Roberto BEcon, MCom(UQ) Lismore
Tony Sahini Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr tony.sahini@scu.edu.au MBus(VU) Tony MBus(VU)
Ben Scott Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr ben.scott@scu.edu.au BSc(UQ), MCyberSec(ECU) Ben BSc(UQ), MCyberSec(ECU) Gold Coast
Suman Sen Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr suman.sen@scu.edu.au BSc(Econ), MA(Econ), MBA(SCU), DBA(SCU) Suman BSc(Econ), MA(Econ), MBA(SCU), DBA(SCU) Gold Coast
Kevin Smith Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr kevin.smith@scu.edu.au Kevin Lismore
Lina Sodin Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms lina.sodin@scu.edu.au LLB(Hons)(US) Lina LLB(Hons)(US) Gold Coast
David Spriggs Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr Best contact time: 1 - 2 pm Mondays david.spriggs@scu.edu.au CertTESOL(Griffith), MBA(Bond), PhD(SCU) David CertTESOL(Griffith), MBA(Bond), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Ann Stevens Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms ann.stevens@scu.edu.au BAppSc(CSU), GradDipFET(USQ), MMultimedia(UON) Ann BAppSc(CSU), GradDipFET(USQ), MMultimedia(UON) Gold Coast
Kathryn Thomson Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr kathryn.thomson@scu.edu.au BSc(Hons) (CURTIN), PhD (ECU) Kathryn BSc(Hons) (CURTIN), PhD (ECU) Lismore
Steve Thorpe Casual Academic (Teaching) 66877748
School of Business and Tourism Mr steve.thorpe@scu.edu.au Steve Gold Coast
Srikanth Thudumu Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr srikanth.thudumu@scu.edu.au BTech, GradCertRes(UTAS), MTech Srikanth BTech, GradCertRes(UTAS), MTech
Douglas Turner Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr douglas.turner@scu.edu.au BBus (HRM) (SCU), MProjMgt (SCU) Douglas BBus (HRM) (SCU), MProjMgt (SCU) Lismore
Jen Ulichny Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms jen.ulichny@scu.edu.au MBA(Hons)(Griffith) Jen MBA(Hons)(Griffith) Gold Coast
Nadia Vago Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms nadia.vago@scu.edu.au BBus(Hons)(LaTrobe) Nadia BBus(Hons)(LaTrobe)
Ross Yates Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr ross.yates@scu.edu.au GCHEd(E.Cowen), GCIntStud(Curtin), MIntStud(Curtin), PhD(Curtin) Ross GCHEd(E.Cowen), GCIntStud(Curtin), MIntStud(Curtin), PhD(Curtin) Lismore
Monica Cicchinelli Administration Support Officer 02 6620 3439
School of Business and Tourism Miss monica.cicchinelli@scu.edu.au Monica Lismore
Joanne Cooper Administration Support Officer 02 66203154
School of Business and Tourism Mrs joanne.cooper@scu.edu.au DipBusAdmin, DipEmpServ, GradCertCDP Joanne DipBusAdmin, DipEmpServ, GradCertCDP Lismore
Fiona Eggler Administration Support Officer 02 6620 3828
School of Business and Tourism Mrs fiona.eggler@scu.edu.au BSc(UNSW) Fiona BSc(UNSW) Lismore
Boyd Hain Writer
School of Business and Tourism Mr boyd.hain@scu.edu.au GCPA(UNE), MAcc(BOND) Boyd GCPA(UNE), MAcc(BOND) Gold Coast
Cindy Harvey School Administration Manager 02 6620 3269
School of Business and Tourism Mrs cindy.harvey@scu.edu.au Cindy Lismore
Marcus Herstik Writer
School of Business and Tourism Mr marcus.herstik@scu.edu.au AssDipTech, DipIT Marcus AssDipTech, DipIT Gold Coast
Owen Hogan Executive Officer 07 5589 3037
School of Business and Tourism Mr Following a long career as a professional musician, composer and entertainer, and a period working for the Australian and UK governments, Owen first joined Southern Cross University as Student Fees Manager. Owen became Project Manager for the Faculty of Business and Law in 2011 undertaking quality assurance, benchmarking and business development projects. Owen's role developed and evolved over time to take on a number of portfolios for the University and has recently been appointed Executive Officer for the School of Business and Tourism. Owen is a key member of the School's Executive Committee and provides leadership for the School in areas of school strategy, partnerships, quality assurance, business development and engagement. Owen teaches in areas of innovation, strategy and value creation. Owen is currently undertaking his PhD in public policy and has published research in fields such as higher education, public management, governance and small business innovation. Owen is an Executive Member of the Australian and New Zealand Quality and Accreditation Network (ANZQAN) and the Australian Business Deans Council - Professional Managers Network. owen.hogan@scu.edu.au BBus(N'cle), BContMus(SCU) Owen BBus(N'cle), BContMus(SCU) Gold Coast
Jason McNeil Writer
School of Business and Tourism Mr jason.mcneil@scu.edu.au BBsMn(QUT), LLB(QUT) Jason BBsMn(QUT), LLB(QUT) Gold Coast
Carla Robinson Administration Support Officer 07 55893207
School of Business and Tourism Ms carla.robinson@scu.edu.au Carla Gold Coast
Julie Saxon Administration Support Officer 02 6620 3838
School of Business and Tourism Ms julie.saxon@scu.edu.au Julie Lismore
Sam Sutton Administration Support Officer (Accreditation) 0755893043
School of Business and Tourism Ms sam.sutton@scu.edu.au Sam Gold Coast
Sue White Assistant to Dean 0755893174
School of Business and Tourism Ms Gold Coast Campus (B6.16) sue.white@scu.edu.au Sue Gold Coast
Richelle Blackshaw-Smith Administration Support Officer 0755893365
School of Business and Tourism Ms richelle.blackshaw-smith@scu.edu.au AssocDegMgtProfSt(SCU) Richelle AssocDegMgtProfSt(SCU) Gold Coast
Laura Ripoll Gonzalez Research Assistant
School of Business and Tourism Dr laura.ripoll.gonzalez@scu.edu.au GradCertRes(UTas), PhD(UTas) Laura GradCertRes(UTas), PhD(UTas) Gold Coast
Robyn Keast Member of the Emeritus Faculty
School of Business and Tourism Professor Personal homepage: http://www.networksandcollaborations.com.au robyn.keast@scu.edu.au AssocDipComWel(TownsvilleCAE), BA(Curtin), MA(JCU), PhD(QUT) Robyn AssocDipComWel(TownsvilleCAE), BA(Curtin), MA(JCU), PhD(QUT) Lismore
Rodney Caldicott Adjunct Fellow
School of Business and Tourism Dr Visiting Scholar rod.caldicott@scu.edu.au DipJourn(ACJ), DipMgt(GTI), BBusTour&HospMgt(Hons)(SCU), BBusTour(SCU), PhD(SCU) Rodney DipJourn(ACJ), DipMgt(GTI), BBusTour&HospMgt(Hons)(SCU), BBusTour(SCU), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Tom Dick Adjunct Lecturer
School of Business and Tourism Mr tom.dick@scu.edu.au BBus(QUT), PhD(SCU) Tom BBus(QUT), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Kay Dimmock Adjunct Senior Lecturer 02 6620 3981
School of Business and Tourism Dr Kay Dimmock: PhD (SCU), M.Ed (USQ), B.Bus Tourism (Hons)(SCU). Kay has extensive experience teaching and researching within the School of Business and Tourism across 24 units at post graduate and undergraduate levels ranging from business management and strategy to leisure experiences and marine tourism. She has published in various peer reviewed journals including A*, individually and collaboratively written book chapters and contributed to industry based technical reports - in areas including management competencies in tourism education, managing tourism operations, international tourism trends and risk management in outdoor adventure. She works collaboratively with marine tourism stakeholders at regional and local levels. Kay supervises post graduate research students including in marine tourism, scuba diving tourism, teaching and education in tourism and adventure leisure. Her publications can be found at: http://epubs.scu.edu.au/tourism_pubs kay.dimmock@scu.edu.au BBusTourism(Hons)(SCU), MEd(USQ), PhD(SCU) Kay BBusTourism(Hons)(SCU), MEd(USQ), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Stephen Duffield Adjunct Fellow
School of Business and Tourism Dr stephen.duffield@scu.edu.au Stephen Lismore
Theo Gazos Adjunct Senior Lecturer
School of Business and Tourism Dr theo.gazos@scu.edu.au Theo Lismore
Natalie Herold Adjunct Fellow
School of Business and Tourism Dr natalie.herold@scu.edu.au PhD(SCU) Natalie PhD(SCU) Lismore
Seng Loke Adjunct Professor
School of Business and Tourism Adjunct Professor seng.loke@scu.edu.au Seng Lismore
Kevin Markwell Adjunct Professor 02 66269366
School of Business and Tourism Professor Kevin is a geographer whose research interests include nature-based/eco/wildlife tourism as tools for nature conservation; heritage interpretation; zoos as tourist attractions; tourist attraction design; pet keeping; animals, leisure and tourism; and gay and lesbian identities, tourism and leisure. He has authored or co-authored four books, (Gay Tourism, Culture and Context, co-authored with Gordon Waitt, 2008; Snake Bitten, Eric Worrell and the Australian Reptile Park, co-authored with Dr Nancy Cushing, 2010; Slow Tourism: Experiences and Modalities, co-edited with Simone Fullagar and Erica Wilson, 2011; and Tourism: Understanding Diverse Relationships, 2015). He has also published 20 book chapters; almost 50 refereed journal articles; and presented more than 50 papers at conferences. Kevin has supervised 10 Honours students, 11 PhD students and is currently supervising 2 PhD students and 2 Masters students. Kevin's leisure interests include collecting natural history books, herpetology/herpetoculture, gardening, travel and bushwalking. kevin.markwell@scu.edu.au BA(Hons)(N'cle), BEdSt(N'cle), MA(N'cle), PhD(N'cle) Kevin BA(Hons)(N'cle), BEdSt(N'cle), MA(N'cle), PhD(N'cle) Lismore
Beau Tydd Adjunct Senior Lecturer
School of Business and Tourism Mr beau.tydd@scu.edu.au Beau Lismore